North America News
The launch of the i-FORCE 2.4L turbo engine line for enhanced Tacoma at Toyota Alabama affirms the OEMs commitment to diversified powertrains and job security
EV production in the US is facing headwinds from both weakening demand and foreign competition.
The United Auto Workers union and Ford have reached a tentative agreement that is expected to avert a strike that was due to upset production operations at the Kentuvky Truck Plant. With ratifications still looming, all parties involved seem to want to find common ground but this is stil uncertain.
Magna clinches a pivotal eDrive system contract, supporting a high-end North-American vehicle OEM in its electrification journey
With the Gladiator joining production of the Wrangler at the Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio, the facility draws attention to the tooling and upgrading that was set in motion in preparaton for its launch
GM-Honda collaboration FCSM kicks off hydrogen fuel cell production at its Michigan plant, setting a new standard in sustainable battery technology
The $1.3billion investment at the Kentucky will support assembly of an all-new, three row battery electric SUV for the US market
The automotive industry’s shift towards sustainability transcends mere vehicle innovation, with a large part of the global carbon equation relying on renewable energy architectures in manufacturing processes.
Facing pressing cost reductions, Nissan considers relocating its flagship Rogue’s production from the US to Japan. With a stark 20% cost disparity favoring Japan, the automaker’s push for significant supplier discounts underscores a serious ultimatum forced by the OEMs attempt at securing a competitive edge in the automotive production
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has revealed a marked trend of prodcution resilience in the UK, with the sector witnessing a substantial 16.8% rise in car production. This led to an output of 1.25 million vehicles; the industry’s strongest performance since 2019. With markets shifting and competition growing overseas, UK productions and exports are witnessing sings of confidence and resilience.
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France’s Tiamat has taken the spotlight with its advanced sodium-ion battery cell chemistry, awarded by Stellantis for its potential to offer a lower cost per kWh and an eco-friendly alternative to lithium-ion. Stellantis Ventures, the corporate venture fund of automotive giant Stellantis N.V., has recently announced strategic investment in Tiamat, signaling a strong belief in the sodium-ion technology’s potential.
Henkel, a global leader in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, has opened its revolutionary Battery Engineering Center within its Inspiration Center in Duesseldorf. Experts at Henkel explain the benefits of the new battery hub, and how it solidifies Henkel’s role as a premier design and innovation partner for OEMs in the automotive industry.
In 2023, the automotive industry underwent a transformative journey, adapting to trends such as sustainable materials, electric vehicle dominance and digitalisation. But what clues does 2023 provide about the vehicle manufacturing landscape in 2024?
Additive manufacturing and simulation technologies: an agile and resilient powerhouse in engine development
Punch Torino elevates automotive engine production through collaboration with Markforged, a leader in additive manufacturing. This partnership fuels the creation of 3D-printed tools, including camshaft locking tools and simulation technology. By tackling crucial challenges and streamlining design iterations, the partnership achieves enhanced efficiency, cuts costs and contributes to the promotion of sustainable mobility within the automotive industry. Here’s how…
At the core of ONE’s innovation lies a strategic inclination toward lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries over conventional lithium nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) chemistry. Emphasizing safety, extended cycle life, and cost efficiency, ONE confronts the looming challenge of thermal runaway – a pressing concern in lithium-ion batteries, with a chemical focus on three pivotal ingredients…
Ford has downsized its planned EV plant in Marshall and GM has scrapped EV production targets as consumer EV demand dwindles.
GM’s recent acquisition of TEI, a company with a notable history of collaboration with Tesla in pioneering gigacasting technology, has set the automotive industry abuzz. With an estimated value approaching $100m the strategic move may indicated GM’s positioning to bolster its manufacturing capabilities in gigacasting.
Members of the United Auto Workers union (UAW) have ratified the tentative deals with GM, Ford and Stellantis following weeks of strikes against the Detroit ‘Big Three’.