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Register: Building the Green Machine

2022-09-08T09:22:00+01:00By AMS

Join this livestream on how vehicle manufacturers and suppliers are fast-tracking energy reduction, circular economy and greener materials to save costs and achieve decarbonisation goals, featuring experts from OEMs, SSAB and more. Thursday October 6 at 9.30 EST / 14.30 BST / 15.30 CEST

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Hankook to start bus, truck tyre production in US as part of $1.6bn Tennessee expansion

2022-09-06T15:09:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The South Korean tyre maker will double output of passenger car and light truck tyres to 11 million on completion of the investment around 2026.

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Toyota to invest $5.2bn to expand EV battery manufacture in Japan, US

2022-09-05T13:53:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The investment in battery production is a significant step forward for the global automaker whose emissions-cutting efforts have focused on hybridisation over EVs.

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LG Energy Solution and Honda to form joint venture for EV battery production in the US

2022-08-30T11:15:00+01:00By AMS

LG expands its EV battery supply operations in North America with Honda JV


Mercedes starts production of the new EQS SUV at Tuscaloosa

2022-08-30T10:04:00+01:00By AMS

Mercedes said production of the EQS at Tuscaloosa is a key step in its global initiative to produce eight all-electric vehicles at seven sites on three continents this year


Gigafactories give N. America, Europe more skin in EV game but minerals supply a worry

2022-08-05T16:25:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Battery metals prices have become a significant threat to automotive’s pursuit of electrification with growing EV output calling for higher volumes of minerals production.

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Automotive battery manufacturing and supply chain 2022: Risks, regulation and resiliency

2022-07-28T13:15:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

The latest AMS battery report forecasts production capacity, analyses suppliers and materials, and shows why OEMs and suppliers are forging new partnerships

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Watch: Are all OEMs start-up manufacturers now?

2022-07-28T11:18:00+01:00By AMS

In this livestream, learn how OEM start-ups can short time to market in manufacturing and re-engineer body structures, featuring the head of manufacturing at Volta Trucks and ArcelorMittal.

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Lithium-ion battery gigafactory database 2022

2022-07-26T23:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track electric vehicle lithium battery gigafactories by manufacturer, location, manufacturer, current and planned gigawatt (GWh) capacity.


Oliver Blume to replace Diess as CEO of Volkswagen Group

2022-07-25T13:55:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Porsche CEO and former production chief Oliver Blume will take over from Herbert Diess as VW Group CEO from September.

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UK’s 2030 end to gasoline car sales ‘not possible’, says gigafactory entrepreneur

2022-07-15T17:03:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Seven remaining years are probably too few to establish battery production and energy infrastructure at the scale electrification will require.

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Watch: How EV powertrains will reshape automotive production

2022-06-22T15:33:00+01:00By AMS

Learn how lithium batteries are transforming manufacturing, supply and energy needs with Lars Carlstrom from Italvolt and battery production data from AMS.


Cadillac Celestiq to be built by hand at GM’s Global Technical Center

2022-06-20T16:05:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The automaker will invest $81m to produce the car at its R&D hub in Warren, Michigan.


Ford fully automates 3D printing

2022-06-13T18:06:00+01:00By Mike Farish

A new approach by Ford sees the combination of robotic and additive manufacturing technologies to facilitate the implementation of additive techniques in a completely autonomous and automated manner

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Ford to invest $3.7 billion at three US plants, create 6,200 full-time jobs

2022-06-07T10:10:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The investments at Michigan, Ohio and Missouri plants will bring forth a host of new models, some EVs


Hyundai announces $5.5 billion investment in vehicle and battery plant in Georgia, US

2022-05-30T11:50:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The South Korean automaker will make batteries at the plant with a yet-to-be-named strategic partner.

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Stellantis, Samsung SDI announce $2.5bn battery JV in US, to open gigafactory by 2025

2022-05-26T16:04:00+01:00By Peter Murphy, Daniel Harrison

The partnership follows the OEM’s plans with LG Energy solutions in Canada, and continues a trend of automakers forming JVs to share investment and secure battery cell supply.

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Watch: Connected factories, predictable futures

2022-05-25T17:42:00+01:00By AMS

This AMS livestream explores how Ford, Fraunhofer IPA and other OEMs are advancing smart factories to optimise assembly lines, improve quality and reduce errors, leveraging connected data for digital twins and AI-driven manufacturing planning. 

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Watch: Meeting the recycling challenge head on

2022-05-23T11:34:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Jacqui Murray, Jason Muccioli and Sam Haig discuss the future of battery recycling and the challenges with second life, safe disassembly and the role of car manufacturers.

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Watch: Transforming Factories from ICE to EV

2022-05-23T10:45:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Car factories need to transition in the next few years - our panellists agree there will be challanges and opportunities in the new era of automotive production.