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Watch: How ZF is empowering people in the transition to producing electrified powertrains

2022-05-19T11:17:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

ZF’s Arno Güllering reveals how the tier-1 is upskilling and motivating its workforce in the transition from producing ICE to electrified powertrains.

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Watch: Preparing BMW’s Plant Munich for a new class of EV manufacturing

2022-05-17T12:20:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Plant Director Peter Weber demonstrates how BMW is revamping production in Munich ahead of a new EV architecture with a walk through the factory.

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BMW plant director Weber says flexibility key in Munich overhaul for EV platform

2022-05-17T12:20:00+01:00By Peter Murphy, Christopher Ludwig

An agile approach has enabled BMW to revamp its downtown Munich factory in anticipation of a new EV architecture without halting production lines, Peter Weber tells the AMS Automotive Evolution Summit.

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Europe’s biggest EV battery recycling plant starts work

2022-05-17T10:28:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

JV partners Northvolt and aluminum and energy company Hydro have started operations at a new EV battery recycling facility in Norway

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REE Automotive takes next step with commercial production capabilities

2022-05-17T09:32:00+01:00By AMS

The company adopts a cloud-based robotic manufacturing approach for its planned network of Integration Centres

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Digital adrenaline – ZF seeks to turn fear of transformation into fervor

2022-05-15T14:32:00+01:00By Peter Murphy, Christopher Ludwig

ZF electrified powertrain production head will explain how the company is building employee buy-in as revamps legacy plants for emobility. 

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Century-old BMW Munich factory transforms to embrace EVs

2022-05-12T11:56:00+01:00By Peter Murphy, Christopher Ludwig

Revamp of Plant Munich puts BMW’s flexibility ethos to the test with building construction and car production happening side-by-side

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VW and Seat announces €10 billion EV investment to electrify Spain

2022-05-10T10:39:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Volkswagen AG and Spanish OEM SEAT S.A will be investing €10 billion ($10.6 billion) into a huge electrification strategy in Spain, supporting the localisation of electric vehicle and battery output.

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Lotus opens new sports car manufacturing facility at Hethel

2022-05-09T18:04:00+01:00By AMS

The Chapman Production Centre is already building the Emira, the last petrol-powered car from Lotus and is latest stage of £100m redevelopment of the company’s UK facilities

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An exclusive focus on flexibility as OEMs look to modular-based manufacturing

2022-05-04T12:21:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Modular production in automotive manufacturing is rapidly becoming more innovative and flexible with the ability to multitask. As a result, OEMs are increasingly rethinking their methods and working closely with technology providers to make flexible manufacturing hegemonic.

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Inside AMTE’s new partnership with Sprint Power and Eltrium to expand next-generation battery development

2022-04-25T11:11:00+01:00By Jason Dunn, Daniel Harrison

AMTE Power has partnered with Sprint Power and Eltrium to advance the development of next-generation battery technologies with integrated battery pack and module strategies to meet rising demand for electric vehicle production.

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Verkor CEO calls for ramping up of European battery output to meet EV demand, compete with Asia

2022-04-12T11:01:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

While the expansion of battery operations often focuses on the advent of new technology, flexibility on the shop floor or democratisation, investors are also concerned with a raw improvement in output.

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AMS exclusive: Industry insiders discuss moving from ‘business as usual’ and establishing robust ecosystems in EV battery production

2022-04-05T10:28:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Increasing lithium-ion battery cell and pack production has become a priority for automotive manufacturers as the need for further electric vehicle output increases.

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Automation and managing crisis: How Scania is revolutionising its factory floor

2022-04-04T17:08:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Scania gave AMS an exclusive insight into its endeavours in digitalisation, automation, and software development on the factory floor.

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European automotive manufacturing in an age of disruption

2022-04-04T11:21:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

European automotive production is in a state of flux and continued disruption. The accumulative impact of continuing coronavirus-related problems, the prominence of Asian productivity, and now war threatens to cause further damage to automotive manufacturing, Jason Dunn reports.

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Interview: Scania’s super charge to battery assembly

2022-03-31T14:30:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Tony Persson, head of battery production, reveals how the Traton Group truckmaker is preparing to launch battery module assembly in half the time it would normally have for manufacturing launches.

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Plastic Omnium invests €20m in Verkor to expand battery module and electrification activities

2022-03-31T08:59:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

The French automotive supplier is taking a stake in the low-carbon battery startup, with plans to work together to further commercialise and industrialise battery production, including battery modules, according to Verkor CEO Benoît Lemaignan (pictured).

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Scania reimagines battery assembly factory floor with automation and digitalisation

2022-03-29T13:25:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Tony Persson head of battery production at Scania, says the truckmaker is exploring automation and digitisation opportunities for its new battery assembly plant.

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Renault halts industrial activities in Russia as OEMs partially resume operations despite ongoing conflict

2022-03-25T10:16:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Renault Group halted activities in its manufacturing plant in Moscow, the company announced this week

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VW commits $7.1 billion investment to expand EV manufacturing footprint in North America

2022-03-22T13:52:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Volkswagen has committed a $7.1 billion investment to boost its product line-up, R&D capabilities and manufacturing capacity in North America across the next five years.