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Volkswagen starts EV production at second German plant

2022-05-20T14:30:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

After first turning its Zwickau plant into an EV-only factory, the carmaker has invested €1 billion at Emden for its gradual conversion towards EV production.

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Fast fashion – how Tata is keeping up with changing tastes in India’s car market

2022-05-19T19:20:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

India remains a value-focused market but motorists have grown more discerning. 

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Watch: Partnerships to establish the battery value chain

2022-05-19T16:08:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Scania, Tata Consultancy Services and Recharge discuss supplier partnerships needed to ramp up EV battery cell and battery pack production.

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Watch: Scaling up battery cell production

2022-05-19T15:40:00+01:00By Nick Holt

AMTE Power’s Kevin Brundish and Hexagon’s Ignazio Dentici discuss the challanges and opportunities in battery gigafactory development.

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Watch: Partnering for power – working together to accelerate EV manufacturing

2022-05-19T14:48:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Polestar’s Dennis Nobelius and Atlas Copco’s Lars Eklof discuss the ramp up in electric vehicle and battery production and call for collaboration across the industry.

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Watch: Tata Motors in an era of change

2022-05-19T14:00:00+01:00By Nick Holt, Christopher Ludwig

Tata Motors Mohan Savarkar describes how manufacturers are adapting their end-to-end processes all whilst meeting aggressive sustainability goals.

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Watch: Preparing BMW’s Plant Munich for a new class of EV manufacturing

2022-05-17T12:20:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Plant Director Peter Weber demonstrates how BMW is revamping production in Munich ahead of a new EV architecture with a walk through the factory.

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BMW plant director Weber says flexibility key in Munich overhaul for EV platform

2022-05-17T12:20:00+01:00By Peter Murphy, Christopher Ludwig

An agile approach has enabled BMW to revamp its downtown Munich factory in anticipation of a new EV architecture without halting production lines, Peter Weber tells the AMS Automotive Evolution Summit.

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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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Century-old BMW Munich factory transforms to embrace EVs

2022-05-12T11:56:00+01:00By Peter Murphy, Christopher Ludwig

Revamp of Plant Munich puts BMW’s flexibility ethos to the test with building construction and car production happening side-by-side

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Lotus opens new sports car manufacturing facility at Hethel

2022-05-09T18:04:00+01:00By AMS

The Chapman Production Centre is already building the Emira, the last petrol-powered car from Lotus and is latest stage of £100m redevelopment of the company’s UK facilities

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Honda starts production the of Acura Integra at its Marysville plant

2022-05-08T15:22:00+01:00By AMS

With the start of mass production of the next-generation 2023 sport compact, associates at Honda’s Marysville Auto Plant (MAP) become the first to build the Integra model in the US

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An exclusive focus on flexibility as OEMs look to modular-based manufacturing

2022-05-04T12:21:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Modular production in automotive manufacturing is rapidly becoming more innovative and flexible with the ability to multitask. As a result, OEMs are increasingly rethinking their methods and working closely with technology providers to make flexible manufacturing hegemonic.

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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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Inside AMTE’s new partnership with Sprint Power and Eltrium to expand next-generation battery development

2022-04-25T11:11:00+01:00By Jason Dunn, Daniel Harrison

AMTE Power has partnered with Sprint Power and Eltrium to advance the development of next-generation battery technologies with integrated battery pack and module strategies to meet rising demand for electric vehicle production.

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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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Togg wants to turn electric cars into smart devices

2022-04-13T13:05:00+01:00By Stefan Grundhoff

These days, there is nothing new about a novice automaker dreaming of flooding the world with electric cars. But Turkish startup Togg is different.

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Verkor CEO calls for ramping up of European battery output to meet EV demand, compete with Asia

2022-04-12T11:01:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

While the expansion of battery operations often focuses on the advent of new technology, flexibility on the shop floor or democratisation, investors are also concerned with a raw improvement in output.

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