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GM battery laboratory, MI

GM and POSCO to build battery material facility in North America

2023-06-05T14:30:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

General Motors (GM) and POSCO Future M are planning to build a new battery material facility in North America, in the second phase of their joint venture estimated to exceed $1billion.

Toyota's new EV battery manufacturing plant under construction in North Carolina

Toyota chooses Kentucky for first US-made EVs

2023-06-02T14:52:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Toyato has annnounced that it will use its existing plant in Kentucky, and its new battery plant in North Carolina, for production of its new electric SUV and the electric battery that powers it. 


New engine production line boosts Toyota’s hybrid vehicle manufacturing

2023-05-19T16:02:00+01:00By Nick Holt

The new flexible engine line at Toyota Kentucky can produce three different engine types simultaneously on one line and is part of a $145m investment

Battery assembly BBA Shenyang

BMW to produce Neue Klasse in China from 2026

2023-05-18T17:55:00+01:00By Nick Holt

The BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture has announced it will build the next model generation, Neue Klasse at its production plant in Shenyang


Fisker begins production ramp-up of Ocean SUV

2023-05-16T17:10:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Fisker is accelerating the launch of its Ocean SUV with the first deliveries to European and US markets planned for June this year


Watch: Structural change – Developing vehicle architectures optimised for EV manufacturing


Hear expert insights into the development and production of high volume electric vehicle architectures, and how these are driving innovation in manufacturing processes and efficiencies, featuring Gestamp’s North America R&D director Paul Belanger and ArcelorMittal head of automotive steel solutions Jérôme Favero.


Ford to upgrade its Oakville, Ontario, plant to build electric vehicles

2023-04-25T16:20:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Ford invests C$1.8 billion to transform Oakville (Ont.) Assembly Complex into a Canadian hub of electric vehicle manufacturing that will include vehicle and battery pack assembly


Hyundai and SK On to establish EV battery cell production joint venture in US

2023-04-25T15:54:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Hyundai Motor Group and SK On to invest US$5 billion in a new EV battery cell plant to be constructed in Georgia, US, with production slated to start in the second half of 2025

Gestamp Michigan R&D Center

Form and function: Developing production processes and structures for electric vehicle architectures

2023-04-25T10:18:00+01:00By Nick Holt, Christopher Ludwig

The new electric vehicle architectures are also continuing to evolve as vehicle makers strive to find the optimum balance between platform flexibility, while also being viable for high-volume production. To get some insights in to this ongoing process AMS spoke with Paul Belanger, Gestamp’s R&D Director for North America

Planned solar park at Toyota's North Alabama engine plant

Solar power for Toyota’s North Alabama engine plant

2023-04-11T15:11:00+01:00By Nick Holt

A new solar project aims to generate 70% of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama’s power requirements

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Honda announces next steps in US EV production

2023-03-17T14:33:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

The Marysville Auto Plant will be Honda’s first auto plant in the US to transition to making EVs

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VW Group and PowerCo to establish battery cell gigafactory in Canada

2023-03-14T17:08:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

The plant will be located in St Thomas, Ontario, with production set to begin in 2027


VW-backed Scout Motors to establish manufacturing plant in South Carolina

2023-03-10T10:36:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

The plant will build next-generation trucks and rugged SUVs, harkening back to Scout vehicles produced from 1960 to 1980

Edge Cloud 4 Production eliminates hardware at Audi

Building on the edge of the virtual and physical worlds

2023-03-07T12:28:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

As Audi aims to bring its local production cloud to plants, Jörg Spindler sees opportunities in digital control systems, digital twins and virtual reality.

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Tesla to build new factory in Mexico

2023-03-02T15:57:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

The company, which also has factories in the US, Germany and China, has chosen the northern border state of Nuevo Leon for the plant


Stellantis to localise production of new electric drive module in Indiana

2023-03-01T17:31:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

Investments to be made at Indiana Transmission, Kokomo Transmission and Kokomo Casting Plants, with the company investing a total of $155m

Ford Almussafes solar panels

Going green: Self-generating electricity on-site

2023-02-24T19:17:00+00:00By Mike Farish

OEMs are investing heavily in renewable energy sources to reduce the carbon footprint of their manufacturing operations

BMW Group plans to source aluminium from sustainable production in Canada from 2024

BMW Group to source aluminium with reduced CO2 emissions from 2024

2023-02-23T16:48:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

The company is planning to source aluminium with significantly reduced CO2 emissions from Rio Tinto’s hydro-powered operations in Canada, starting next year. Compared to conventionally manufactured aluminium, this approach can save around 70% of CO2 emissions

Rendering of Magna Structures Heart Lake facility in Brampton

Magna to build new battery enclosures facility in Canada to support Ford F-150 Lightning production

2023-02-16T11:56:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

The company will also manufacture battery enclosures for GM’s Silverado EV in St. Clair, Michigan, adding to existing battery enclosure production for the Hummer EV  

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Ford invests in new LFP battery plant

2023-02-14T12:45:00+00:00By AMS

Ford commits to build both nickel cobalt manganese (NCM) and lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries in the US