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Ampere supports Renault Group with LFP technology and cell-to-pack solutions

2024-07-16T11:25:00+01:00By

Ampere will integrate LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) technology to complement NCM batteries (Nickel Cobalt Manganese) and create a European value chain.

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VW’s Traton eyes third EU battery plant to meet EV demand

2024-07-16T10:11:00+01:00By

Traton Group may build a third battery plant in Europe, boosting its electric truck production to meet rising demand and EU carbon reduction goals.

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Audi may close Brussels plant as Q8 e-tron demand falls

2024-07-16T08:53:00+01:00By

Audi considers closing its Brussels plant due to a sharp decline in Q8 e-tron sales, potentially affecting 3,000 workers.

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Mahindra to pioneer ABB’s Inkjet paint tech in Indian EVs

2024-07-08T16:06:00+01:00By

Mahindra & Mahindra will use ABB Robotics’ PixelPaint for customised EV finishes, enhancing quality and efficiency while reducing waste.

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Stellantis and CEA collab on next-gen battery cell tech

2024-07-04T13:40:00+01:00By

Stellantis and CEA join forces to focus on EV battery technology, aiming for higher performance, longer lifespan and lower costs.

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Arno Güllering becomes Chief Operating Officer of Dräxlmaier

2024-07-03T13:47:00+01:00By

Arno Güllering has taken on the Chief Operating Officer role at Dräxlmaier where he will oversee the production and logistics functions of the Dräxlmaier Group.

Aramco to acquire equity in HORSE Powertrain

HORSE Powertrain welcomes Aramco as strategic investor

2024-07-01T14:20:00+01:00By

HORSE Powertrain Limited secures Aramco’s 10% equity investment to advance low-emission technologies.

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Volkswagen invests $5B in Rivian to forge EV-software Joint Venture

2024-06-27T09:03:00+01:00By

Volkswagen’s $5B investment in Rivian aims to enhance EV technology and software, boosting market confidence and industry innovation.

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Stellantis could export UK production over strict EV regulations

2024-06-25T15:54:00+01:00By

Stellantis warns UK production may halt unless the government boosts EV demand, citing stringent regulations and market challenges.

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The future may be all electric, but not just yet

2024-06-24T15:45:00+01:00By

With demand for battery electric vehicles lower than expected, OEMs are boosting hybrid output and extending ICE production.

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Quality data drives F1 peak performance

2024-06-24T14:21:00+01:00By

High quality components and manufacturing data are key to on-track success. Oracle Red Bull Racing offered AMS a glimpse of its engineering operations.

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JLR and Chery announce strategic Freelander EV collaboration for China

2024-06-21T14:40:00+01:00By

JLR and Chery sign a “transformative” agreement to revive the Freelander brand for EVs in China, signalling a new chapter in innovation and cooperation

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Europe’s tariffs on Chinese EV imports stresses importance of local production

2024-06-20T16:10:00+01:00By

The additional tariffs follow fears that Chinese manufacturers are “dumping” cheap EVs on already struggling markets.

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Is ABB Robotics’ new inkjet paint tech the future of automotive paintshop?

2024-06-19T16:18:00+01:00By

ABB Robotics’ new automotive paint tech could reshape automotive paintshops, cutting energy costs & waste for increased efficiency and sustainability.

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HORSE announces next-generation Range Extender powertrains

2024-06-17T15:52:00+01:00By

HORSE is ramping up its powertrain production effciencies with range extenders delivering a 200km pure-electric range, and more…

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Sames solves for BMW & Mercedes: Adhesive tech in bodyshop & glazing

2024-06-16T23:01:00+01:00By

Sames innovates with custom adhesive solutions for BMW & Mercedes, enhancing carbon fiber body assembly and glazing applications with tailored systems and rigorous testing.

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Stellantis marks 60 years of vehicle production at Ellesmere Port

2024-06-16T16:26:00+01:00By

Stellantis’ Ellesmere Port plant is celebrating 60 years since starting production operations, beginning with the Vauxhall Viva

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A question of sustainable steel: issues of definition, recycling & cost

2024-06-15T22:13:00+01:00By

The 2024 Sustainable Steel Automotive Webinar explores challenges steel adoption, focusing on the importance of terminology, recycling and cost barriers.

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Geoffrey Bouquot is Audi’s new board member for Innovation and SDV

2024-06-07T15:25:00+01:00By

Audi creates new position as it focuses on increased digitisation amd software

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ACC halts construction of two European gigafactories

2024-06-07T14:03:00+01:00By

ACC opened the first of the three planned European gigafactories in June last year.