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Watch: How ZF is empowering people in the transition to producing electrified powertrains

2022-05-19T11:17:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

ZF’s Arno Güllering reveals how the tier-1 is upskilling and motivating its workforce in the transition from producing ICE to electrified powertrains.

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REE Automotive takes next step with commercial production capabilities

2022-05-17T09:32:00+01:00By AMS

The company adopts a cloud-based robotic manufacturing approach for its planned network of Integration Centres

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Digital adrenaline – ZF seeks to turn fear of transformation into fervor

2022-05-15T14:32:00+01:00By Peter Murphy, Christopher Ludwig

ZF electrified powertrain production head will explain how the company is building employee buy-in as revamps legacy plants for emobility. 

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Stellantis investment secures future for Canadian production plants

2022-05-04T10:17:00+01:00By AMS

Stellantis has announced a $3.6 billion CAD ($2.8 billion USD) investment at its Windsor and Brampton plants to accelerate its electrification plans

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Faraday Future announces more suppliers for FF 91 EV production

2022-04-26T12:05:00+01:00By AMS

Faraday Future’s FF 91 EV will come equipped with Brembo brakes and a Meta System on-board power management module when it launches later this year

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Novares opens a new production plant in Mexico

2022-04-26T09:47:00+01:00By AMS

Automotive plastics supplier, Novares has invested $1.75m a new site for manufacturing car components at Santa Ana, Sonora, Mexico

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LG Magna e-Powertrain breaks ground for new facility in Mexico

2022-04-20T10:50:00+01:00By AMS

New manufacturing plant will create an estimated 400 new jobs and produce electric powertrain components for General Motors from 2023

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Toyota invests $383m in US production plants

2022-04-20T09:31:00+01:00By AMS

As part of its shift to vehicle electrification, Toyota will invest $383m in four of its US powertrain manufacturing plants

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Vinfast’s rocky road to global electric brand

2022-04-06T10:37:00+01:00By Fabian Pertschy, Stefan Grundhoff, Jason Dunn

As late as mid-November 2021, former Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller was on stage at the Vinfast stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show. By the end of the year, the Vietnamese automaker announced his departure after just four months on the job, citing “personal reasons.” By late February 2022, Lohscheller had taken the reins at fuel cell truck startup Nikola, a company that has faced its own challenges over the past year.

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VW commits $7.1 billion investment to expand EV manufacturing footprint in North America

2022-03-22T13:52:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Volkswagen has committed a $7.1 billion investment to boost its product line-up, R&D capabilities and manufacturing capacity in North America across the next five years.

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Backseat driver: Magna helps pickups go electric

2022-03-22T11:12:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Magna’s director of electrification, Mike Dowsett, shares insights into its eBeam rear axle development.

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Mercedes-Benz opens Alabama battery plant and will partner with Envision AESC for regional cell supply

2022-03-18T14:31:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Mercedes-Benz has opened a new battery assembly plant in Bibb County, Alabama, which will build electric vehicle battery packs that will supply production of the all-electric Mercedes-EQ ahead of the beginning of series production this spring at the Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) plant nearby in Tuscaloosa. 

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GM expands its EV supply chain with POSCO Chemical in Canada

2022-03-08T10:55:00+00:00By AMS

GM and POSCO Chemical will process cathode active material at new joint venture plant in Quebec

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BMW to invest $200m in new South Carolina press shop

2022-03-07T14:31:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

US BMW manufacturing CEO Dr Robert Engelhorn announced that the company would invest more than $200m to build a 219,000 sq. ft press shop at its South Carolina plant.

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Lightning eMotors expands manufacturing facility to meet customer demand

2022-02-25T18:37:00+00:00By AMS

The expanded production capacity is expected to support the manufacture of up to 1,500 complete zero emission vehicles and powertrain systems annually by the end of 2022

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Nissan to invest $500m in converting Canton Mississippi assembly plant and meet electrification aims

2022-02-22T11:20:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Nissan will be investing $500m to convert its Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mississippi into a centre for US EV production, including the INFINITI brand.

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Faraday Future equips its Hanford manufacturing facility for FF 91 model production

2022-02-18T16:43:00+00:00By AMS

Faraday Future has been working with Guangzhou MINO Equipment to develop intelligent, body assembly equipment, specific to the production of the FF 91 model

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AMS EVolution summit returns with fresh new format and guest speakers

2022-02-17T22:57:00+00:00By AMS

The Automotive Manufacturing Solutions EVolution Summit returns this spring from 17th - 19th May with a brand-new format and with a mission to provide unique and exclusive insight into the world of automotive production.

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Toyota to expand US manufacturing capacity with $90m investment in North American plants

2022-02-15T10:40:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Toyota has announced an additional $90m investment in two US manufacturing facilities to expand hybrid transaxle and engine capacity for electric vehicles.

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Mazda resumes US production with new all-electric CX-50 SUV rollout at Alabama factory

2022-02-01T10:48:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

The first 2023 CX-50 SUV has rolled off Mazda’s new Huntsville assembly line, marking the Japanese carmaker’s return to US-based manufacturing following a 10-year hiatus.