Michael Nash touches on some of the most recent announcements regarding the production of autonomous vehicles
After a record-breaking year, Skoda’s Kvasiny plant is aiming higher still, backed by industry 4.0. Gareth Price visits the operation in East Bohemia
US - Kia has hit a major milestone with production of its new SUV at its West Point plant in Georgia
The impact on tariffs and especially of uncertainty in key trading regions including the US, China and Europe are having real impacts on decisions regarding automotive investment and production, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media’s new business intelligence unit.
Czech Republic - Batteries for hybrid vehicles in the Volkswagen Group are being made at Skoda’s Mladá Boleslav factory
Factories that make vehicles with internal combustion engines could soon be making electric vehicles. Volkswagen has already started the transition at one of its plants
Global new vehicle sales could face years of falls or stagnation, hurting OEM profits and putting pressure on carmakers’ production footprint, according to a forecast by Automotive from Ultima Media’s new business intelligence unit.
Commercial vehicle sales in Russia are on the decline, but Volvo Trucks has a plan in place to deal with the tough conditions. Michael Nash reports
Finland - A new production line is being installed to speed up production and increase flexibility
Sven Schulz, CEO of battery systems supplier Akasol, speaks to Gareth Price about the company’s involvement with Daimler’s next generation electrified bus
The foundations have been laid at BMW’s Dingolfing plant to make more electrified models and components, but more is yet to come. Michael Nash reports
Germany - The latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLC is now being made at the company’s Bremen plant
Egypt - Mercedes-Benz Cars is looking to strengthen its position in Egypt by starting local assembly and establishing a training centre
Automation and economies of scale could see a reduction in battery production costs. Michael Nash takes a look
GM has made two recent investments in order to boost production of its best-selling pick-up trucks in the US
Production has started at Aston Martin’s second UK manufacturing plant. Located in St Athan, Wales, it is the company’s sole production facility for the DBX - Aston Martin’s first SUV.
Vehicle makers and tier suppliers are embarking on huge changes to their production operations and range line-ups to supply electrified vehicles. Ian Henry looks at who’s charging ahead and who’s falling flat
Skoda is set to make the leap into electro-mobility this year with the launch of the plug-in hybrid Superb and the all-electric version of the Citigo small car. Report by Nick Gibbs
General Motors is spending a significant amount to increase production of two new pick-ups
Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile (TPCA) is a joint venture of Toyota and PSA currently assembles the platform-sharing A-segment cars - Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 108 and Citroën C1. In 2019, a total of 199,000 vehicles were produced at the plant located at Kolin in central Czech Republic. Last year, it was ...