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Electric vehicles could transform role of tier 1 suppliers in manufacturing

2020-01-22T15:24:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

As OEMs look to reduce production costs and manage more complexity, automotive suppliers will face challenges. But with more EV models in the pipeline, many have the opportunity to grab a larger piece of the pie both for manufacturing and the total value chain

Automotive Tier Supplier Profit Analysis 2020: Mitigating Margin Compression Whilst Navigating Unprecedented Industry Transformation

Tier Supplier Profit Analysis: Mitigating Margin Compression and Manufacturing Costs

2020-01-06T10:30:00+00:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Automotive tier 1 suppliers are facing unprecedented industry transformation in electrification along with economic uncertainty. Download this report on the top 20 global suppliers for a deep analysis of their historic margins, as well as solutions for how suppliers could cope with growing pressures and changes in manufacturing across the supply base

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Andrew Cross, Integral Powertrain and the Triumph Motorcycles Project TE-1

2019-12-03T08:54:00+00:00By Nick Holt

Integral Powertrain is one of the technical partners involved with Triumph Motorcycles Project TE-1. AMS speaks to CTO Andrew Cross about the aims and challenges of developing a compact electric motor package for motorcycles

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Powering a bigger dig

2019-11-29T15:06:00+00:00By Nick Holt

The off-highway sector is now seeing the introduction of electric powertrains. Nick Holt visited Hyperdrive to look at the development and production of battery packs for construction equipment

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Rise of the Valkyrie

2019-11-20T16:44:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Cosworth has stepped up its operations to make the engine for Aston Martin’s Valkyrie hypercar

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Suppliers will charge the change: opportunities in the EV value chain

2019-11-07T05:30:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison

While much focus is put on OEM plans to launch more electric vehicles, a great deal of the technology, value, production and services will come from both existing and emerging suppliers across the value chain. We expect many new opportunities for these companies over the next decade.

For a full forecast on global and regional powertrain to 2030 download our full report here

A divided global electric vehicle market could limit OEM economies of scale in manufacturing

2019-10-30T12:20:00+00:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Sales of hybrid and battery electric vehicles are set for significant regional divergence, which could fragment economies of scale across automotive production, R&D and technology costs, according to a new powertrain forecast by Automotive from Ultima Media

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Global trade disputes could dim electric vehicle production potential in key markets

2019-10-28T19:11:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

Trade uncertainties such as those between the US and China, or the UK and the EU, could put the brakes on growth in the electric vehicle and battery supply chain for some OEMs and countries, despite bullish forecasts for alternative powertrains 

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Powertrain forecast to 2030: Navigating the road to electrification

2019-10-24T19:13:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Download this report for forecasts of eight different powertrains across major regions, including hybridisation, electrification and internal combustion engines, which reveals changes that will have huge implications for the future of automotive manufacturing. The latest insight by the business intelligence unit of Automotive from Ultima Media

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CATL begins building battery factory

2019-10-22T16:01:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - CATL is looking to serve its many European carmaker customers from its new factory

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What took the air out of Dyson’s electric car project?

2019-10-16T14:05:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

The iconic manufacturer of vacuum cleaners has cancelled plans to develop and build an EV. That was probably a smart decision, considering the huge costs, competition and struggling market that Dyson would have been entering. An analysis from Ultima Media’s automotive analyst, Daniel Harrison.

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Stricter EU CO2 regulations will reshape vehicle platforms and car design

2019-10-04T11:20:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

As OEMs try to reduce CO2 and transition to electric vehicles in the face of the high fines, we expect a profound impact on vehicle design.

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Suppliers will face squeeze as OEMs push to meet EU CO2 targets

2019-10-02T09:58:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

As carmakers strive to reach the more stringent CO2 emissions targets being phased in across the EU next year, we predict that many are likely to put more pressure on their supply base to help reduce emissions

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Cummins hits engine production milestone

2019-10-01T10:16:00+01:00By AMS

US - Cummins has made three million diesel engines at its plant in Columbus, Indiana

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Opportunities ahead for automotive OEMs and tier suppliers

2019-09-25T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

The downturn in automotive sales volume creates many challenges, but the transitional state of the industry also provides many business opportunities including manufacturing, according to a forecast and report from Ultima Media.

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Greater expectations: brighter days will return for the automotive industry

2019-09-24T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Although automotive OEMs will face years of stagnant vehicle sales, a stronger recovery thereafter will bring growth back up to long run averages and herald a return to stronger profits. By then, however, the industry is likely to have undergone further consolidation.

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Report: Climate Change vs. Carmakers

2019-09-20T15:33:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

In our second report from Ultima Media’s automotive business intelligence team, we focus on climate change mitigation policies around the world with a particular focus on the most stringent and imminent EU CO2 emissions targets predicting the financial consequences of the legislation upon the OEMs, the impact upon the wider supply chain and the opportunities that arise from the legislation.

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Report: Automotive headwinds align into a perfect storm

2019-09-10T15:44:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Ultima Media’s new business intelligence team forecasts global vehicle sales by powertrain over the next decade, with analysis of the trends reshaping the automotive industry and its manufacturing. 

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Investment motors on

2019-07-29T09:22:00+01:00By Gareth Price

OEMs continue to repurpose established engine plant sites for the electric age

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Gaining traction

2019-07-24T09:15:00+01:00By Mike Farish

The technologies required by the powertrain systems of electric vehicles offer new possibilities for innovation on the part of supplier companies