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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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Honda starts production of fuel cell electric vehicles in the US

2024-06-10T14:35:00+01:00By

The 2025 CR-V e:FCEV fuel cell electric vehicle is now being produced at Honda’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio.

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VinFast weighs delaying $4bn US assembly plant opting for SE Asia expansion

2024-06-05T16:51:00+01:00By

VinFast eyes further delays for its $4B North Carolina plant as it expands into Southeast Asia with new dealerships and strategic growth

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US government sues Hyundai, suppliers in Alabama over alleged child labour

2024-06-03T15:17:00+01:00By

The US Department of Labour has sued Hyundai and its Alabama partners over alleged child labour violations. If the allegations are proved, the urgent need for robust supply chain oversight and ethical practices in the automotive sector become mainstream

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Vitesco Technologies supplies electric drive system for Honda plug-in fuel cell vehicle

2024-06-03T14:23:00+01:00By

Vitesco’s EMR3 axle drive will be integrated into the Honda CR-V e:FCEV and will be the first time this system has been used for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.

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PPG to build new paint and coatings manufacturing facility in the US

2024-05-24T08:30:00+01:00By

PPG plans to build a new paint and coatings manufacturing facility in Tennessee as part of $300m investment in advanced manufacturing in North America.

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Weak demand dims electric future

2024-05-17T15:50:00+01:00By

Consumer resistance and trade disputes mean the future may not be so electric after all as vehicle makers express caution on zero emission vehicle targets.

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“Volatility is increasing every year”: ZF’s Arno Güllering

2024-05-17T11:28:00+01:00By

Arno Güllering, venior CP of operations at ZF’s Electrified Powertrain Technology division, shares regional trends in embracing digitalisation.

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Bosch Ventures invests in battery recycling startups

2024-05-16T15:27:00+01:00By

Bosch Ventures has invested in battery recyling startups Cylib and Li Industries.

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AMS Automotive Evolution North America 2024

2024-05-15T14:48:00+01:00By

The second AMS Evolution North America Conference returns to connect manufacturing leaders and experts as they steer automotive production towards greater innovation, flexibility and sustainability than ever before.

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Automotive Wire Harness returns to Detroit this October 2024!

2024-05-13T11:04:00+01:00By

Automotive Wire Harness provides a platform for OEMs, Tier1 and Tier2 suppliers, developers, high-voltage specialists and other innovative suppliers to come together,  exchange industry knowledge, and build valuable connections

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BMW builds gigafactory for Neue Klasse in Mexico

2024-05-10T15:00:00+01:00By

BMW Group has started construction of a battery manufacturing facility next to its San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico to safeguard Neue Klass production in 2027 and cut transport emissions

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Rivian secures $827m funding, plans expansion and brings in new COO

2024-05-08T14:13:00+01:00By

Elon Musk had predicted that Rivian was heading for bankruptcy in six quarters if it didn’t change trajectory. $827m funding could mark that change. 

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Honda grows its North American EV footprint

2024-05-07T21:24:00+01:00By

Honda is investing heavily in growing its electric vehicle production operations in North America but is also leveraging expertise and capacity for hybrid powertrain production

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Toyota Motor North America’s production leadership changes

2024-05-07T14:14:00+01:00

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reveals major leadership shake-up across its manufacturing hubs in California, Missouri, and Tennessee

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Watch on demand: Sustainable Steel Automotive Manufacturing Survey 2024 Webinar

2024-05-02T10:31:00+01:00

Discover the latest insights from a cutting-edge discussion featuring AMS and SSAB on the key challenges faced by automotive OEMs, tier suppliers and other stakeholders in transitioning to sustainable steel.

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Federico Kochlowski promoted to President and CEO Mercedes-Benz’s MBUSI

2024-05-01T12:01:00+01:00By

Kochlowski’s new position will focus on severa aspects inlcuding manufacturing at Mercedes-Benz 

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Toyota invests $1.4B in US manufacturing for new BEV SUV

2024-04-30T11:17:00+01:00By

Toyota ramps up its commitment to US manufacturing with a $1.4 billion investment, bringing an all-new battery electric SUV to Indiana

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Cost effectiveness key barrier to sustainable steel adoption

2024-04-29T15:37:00+01:00By

AMS & SSAB survey: Auto industry prioritises sustainability for cost & awareness gap challenges in adopting sustainable steel. Innovation & collaboration key.

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Sustainable Steel Automotive Manufacturing Survey 2024 results

2024-04-29T15:03:00+01:00

Download our latest global survey report to gain cutting-edge insights into key manufacturing challenges faced by automotive OEMs, tier suppliers, and other stakeholders within the automotive supply chain in transitioning to sustainable steel, as well as the opportunities this could bring to the automotive industry and wider supply chain.