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REE Automotive and Magna sign strategic collaboration agreement

2021-04-13T10:20:00+01:00By AMS

Aiming to service the EV requirements of new electric mobility players, this collaboration plans to develop fully modular electric vehicles using REE’s corner technology and accelerate their time-to-market at scale


Battery makers settle legal dispute over supply to US

2021-04-12T17:30:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation are settling their legal dispute relating to EV battery supply in the US and South Korea.

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Watch: Automotive suppliers charging ahead – Electrifying Production Series (Pt.1)

2021-03-31T20:16:00+01:00By AMS

In the first part of our Electrifying Production Livestream series, AMS explores how vehicle electrification is changing major tier-1 suppliers’ manufacturing engineering and design, plant equipment and manufacturing strategies. Featuring experts from automotive suppliers and production specialists including Gestamp and ZF, Henkel and ABB.

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Mercedes and Siemens cooperate on the digitalisation of sustainable production

2021-03-30T09:20:00+01:00By AMS

The two company’s will combine their expertise and technologies to further develop flexible, efficient and sustainable automotive production operations

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EV drivetrains inspire new production processes

2021-03-29T18:02:00+01:00By Götz Fuchslocher

Boosted by the rapid shift towards electrification, powertrain production is finding new efficiencies. Götz Fuchslocher found out how manufacturers and suppliers are upgrading everything from soft- and hardware, to their processes and their staff

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Ford Dagenham to continue supplying engines for Transit vans made in Turkey

2021-03-23T12:18:00+00:00By AMS

Ford has decided to keep its last European diesel engine plant in Dagenham, UK, open to supply the Turkish Ford Otosan plant in Kocaeli that builds the Transit and Transit Custom.


Building the battery pack

2021-03-23T12:08:00+00:00By Nick Holt

While cell manufacture is still largely in the realm of specialist producers, more OEMs are now assembling the battery pack inhouse, but this can be a complex task requiring specialist tooling. Nick Holt reports

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All systems go at Schaeffler

2021-03-23T11:31:00+00:00By Ralf Bretting, Pascal Nagel

E-mobility is increasingly changing Schaeffler from a component manufacturer to a full-system supplier. Matthias Zink, CEO of the company’s Automotive Technologies division, talks to Ralf Bretting and Pascal Nagel about how the supplier is preparing for the powertrain mix of the future and why the discussion about electrification could do with more honesty


The race is on: Meeting EV battery demand with smart manufacturing

2021-03-23T09:07:00+00:00By Rockwell Automation

John Miles, Global Business Leader – EV & Battery, Rockwell Automation, explains the need for flexible and data-driven production operations to meet future EV battery demand

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VW to have 240 GWh of battery plants in Europe by 2030

2021-03-17T15:32:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Volkswagen Group plans to significantly increase battery cell production capacity and reshape the EV battery supply chain in Europe, with plans to have six ‘gigafactories’ by the end of the decade – including an expansion of its partnership with Sweden’s Northvolt. 

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AMS E-mobility 2021 – Electric vehicle production powers up

2021-03-17T12:26:00+00:00By AMS

Our latest AMS digital edition is out with a special focus on the acceleration towards an all-electric future for automotive industry. The issue offers in-depth insight into leading carmaker’s and tier supplier EV strategies, looking at drivetrains, battery assembly and specialist materials, with interviews featuring Schaeffler, Atlas Copco, Outokumpu and more.

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Register: Electrifying Production – How to build an electric future (Pt.2)

2021-03-15T09:28:00+00:00By AMS

In the second part of our Electrifying Production Livestream series, AMS explores how OEMs are ramping up electric vehicle production. We get an insider view on manufacturing innovations from Volkswagen Group and Ford, and further insights from manufacturing specialists Renishaw and Atlas Copco.

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Mercedes-Benz develops a number of its locations to enhance its shift to an 'electric first' position

2021-03-09T10:50:00+00:00By AMS

The OEM is investing in the development of existing locations and consolidating test and development operations to boost EV production across its global network

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Heavy-duty industrial conveyor belting

2021-03-02T15:29:00+00:00By AMS

Ammeraal Beltech says its uni AMB belt has a permissible tensile strength of 180.000N/m


SVOLT expands production capacities in China

2021-03-02T11:03:00+00:00By AMS

The company set to invest in two new 20 GWh factories at Suining, in the Sichuan province and Huzhou in the Zhejiang province


Magna’s new US facility to build EV battery enclosures

2021-03-02T10:33:00+00:00By AMS

The new Magna Electric Vehicle Structures plant will be built in St. Clair, Michigan

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Playing catch-up in plastics recycling for automotive production

2021-02-25T11:07:00+00:00By Chris Löwer, Illya Verpraet

A closed loop for plastics in the automotive industry has so far been a distant dream, as an unmanageable variety of mixed materials makes recycling them into new high-quality materials unviable. Fortunately, there are some promising new approaches on the horizon.


Ford Europe invests $1 billion in Cologne for EV production

2021-02-23T10:23:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

After JLR, Ford has also announced that all its vehicles for sale in Europe will be pure-electric by 2030. It is investing $1 billion in its Cologne (Köln) plant to make that a reality. This move will be supported by the sharing of the VW Group’s MEB electric vehicle platform.

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Texas winter storm blackouts hit automotive sector

2021-02-22T15:14:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Severe weather conditions in the US state of Texas over the last ten days have closed down manufacturing locations, including vehicle and parts supplier plants, as well as disrupting delivery routes.

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Jaguar Land Rover reimagines its electric future

2021-02-16T11:28:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Jaguar will be a purely electric vehicle (EV) maker by the middle of this decade, with its partner Land Rover adding six pure electric variants over the next five years as it aims to power 60% of its products with “zero-tailpipe powertrains” by 2030. The first pure-electric Land Rover will go on sale in 2024 and diesel models will be phased out in 2026.

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