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REE Automotive to open facility in Texas in preparation for production

2021-07-27T08:24:00+01:00By AMS

The company plans establish its HQ and integration centre in Austin, Texas in 2023 to meet growing demand in the US market for electric delivery vehicles

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Canoo charts a new course in production

2021-07-19T18:59:00+01:00By Nick Holt

With a new management team, manufacturing strategy and approach to production, Canoo continues to develop its business. AMS spoke with VP for manufacturing, Frank Faga, to find out more 

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Lightweighting the EV is a challenge to celebrate

2021-07-12T09:43:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

There is a new impetus to save weight as vehicles become powered by electric powertrains. Reducing the weight of a vehicle by optimising the mix of materials and the application in design is now a key focus

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Watch: Vehicle light-weighting rises to the top of the agenda for designers and engineers

2021-07-12T05:00:00+01:00By AMS

This livestream investigates how designers and engineers at Ford, Gestamp and key suppliers are using innovative materials and creating light-weight architectures, including for models like the Ford F-150 Lightning and Maverick compact truck.

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Optimising the process: AI in robotic assembly cells

2021-07-02T12:07:00+01:00By Mike Farish

The Ford Transmission Plant in Livonia, Michigan, has been the location for a major innovation in automotive assembly operations, utilising AI to support the use of a robot in a particular automated assembly role. Mike Farish reports

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EV battery supply chains on the move

2021-06-08T13:34:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet, Daniel Harrison

As electric vehicles become serious business for OEMs, they are reassessing their battery supply and manufacturing bases, putting their eggs in multiple baskets and taking more control of the process.

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Electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle plant database

2021-06-03T18:10:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track factory locations for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles by manufacturer, model and location.

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Lithium-ion battery gigafactory database

2021-06-03T18:10:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

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

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OEM and lithium-ion battery cell supplier database

2021-06-03T18:09:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Keep up with changing supplier relationships between electric vehicle manufacturers and battery cell suppliers in this database.

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Electric vehicle battery supply chain analysis 2021: How lithium-ion battery demand and production are reshaping the automotive industry

2021-06-03T18:08:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

Download this report for forecasts of lithium-ion battery demand, analysis of battery cell factories and insight on EV battery manufacturing and sourcing. 

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Watch: Factory of the future Livestream – The software-defined assembly line

2021-05-26T18:58:00+01:00By AMS

As automotive OEMs digitalise and connect factories, hear how the Audi Production Lab, ABB and Cosmotech are using real-time data, smart software and advanced automation to reshape vehicle production processes.

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Ford and SKI form JV to localise battery supply in US

2021-05-25T09:17:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ford has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with lithium-ion battery maker SK Innovation (SKI) for a joint venture to manufacture battery cells and finished packs in the US.

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AMS Factory of the future 2021 – Redefining the production line

2021-05-18T13:26:00+01:00By AMS

Flexibility is a key factor in enabling OEMs produce the growing number of electric vehicle variants. Our latest digital edition focuses on how and where OEMs are employing the latest digital technologies in AR, VR and AI to develop networked factories, with shared tooling and data, and cellular production stations. This issue features insights from Honda, Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Epic Games and more

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VR training for assembly operations

2021-05-18T07:33:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Introducing a completely new model to the production line and ramping up to mass production is a challenge. The team at Honda’s East liberty Auto plant have deployed a VR training system to support the assembly line workers with impressive results

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Watch: Electrifying Production – How to build an electric future (Pt.2)

2021-05-06T19:10:00+01:00By AMS

In the second part of our Electrifying Production Livestream series, AMS explores how OEMs are ramping up EV production through modular strategies, data analytics and advanced joining and metrology tools. Featuring Volkswagen Group, Ford, Renishaw and Atlas Copco.

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Ford creates a new global battery centre of excellence

2021-05-04T10:25:00+01:00By AMS

Ford Ion Park is located in southeast Michigan and employs a cross-functional team to develop high-volume battery cell delivery, better range and lower costs

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LG Energy Solution and General Motors JV to build a second battery cell plant in the US

2021-04-19T09:33:00+01:00By AMS

The facility new will be located in Spring Hill, Tennessee and construction will begin immediately, with the plant scheduled to open in 2023. Once operational, it will supply Ultium battery cells to GM’s Spring Hill assembly plant

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Battery makers settle legal dispute over supply to US

2021-04-12T17:30:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation are settling their legal dispute relating to EV battery supply in the US and South Korea.

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AMS E-mobility 2021 – Electric vehicle production powers up

2021-03-17T12:26:00+00:00By AMS

Our latest AMS digital edition is out with a special focus on the acceleration towards an all-electric future for automotive industry. The issue offers in-depth insight into leading carmaker’s and tier supplier EV strategies, looking at drivetrains, battery assembly and specialist materials, with interviews featuring Schaeffler, Atlas Copco, Outokumpu and more.

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Magna’s new US facility to build EV battery enclosures

2021-03-02T10:33:00+00:00By AMS

The new Magna Electric Vehicle Structures plant will be built in St. Clair, Michigan