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Stellantis to localise production of new electric drive module in Indiana

2023-03-01T17:31:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

Investments to be made at Indiana Transmission, Kokomo Transmission and Kokomo Casting Plants, with the company investing a total of $155m


Britishvolt bought by Australian company Recharge Industries

2023-02-27T16:30:00+00:00By Marcus Williams, Rebecca Morley

According to the BBC, Recharge Industries intends to start by focusing on batteries for energy storage and hopes to have those products available by the end of 2025. It then intends to produce batteries for high-performance sports cars.

Bentley's Launch Quality Centre and Engineering Technical Centre

Bentley starts work on new Launch Quality Centre and Engineering Technical Centre

2023-02-17T12:11:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

Bentley says the new facility will be integral to its preparations for future battery-powered electric vehicle production

Rendering of Magna Structures Heart Lake facility in Brampton

Magna to build new battery enclosures facility in Canada to support Ford F-150 Lightning production

2023-02-16T11:56:00+00:00By Rebecca Morley

The company will also manufacture battery enclosures for GM’s Silverado EV in St. Clair, Michigan, adding to existing battery enclosure production for the Hummer EV  


BMW Leipzig starts first cell coating line for battery modules

2023-02-07T10:34:00+00:00By AMS

BMW launches the first of five cell coating lines at Leipzig to run complete high-voltage battery production process by 2024


Microvast to supply battery packs for REE Automotive commercial EV platforms

2023-01-30T12:52:00+00:00By AMS

Microvast’s MV-C Gen 4 lithium-ion battery packs to power REE’s P7 commercial EV platforms with REEcorner technology

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Honda and GS Yuasa look to collaborate on lithium-ion batteries

2023-01-25T18:35:00+00:00By AMS

The two companies have reached a basic agreement toward collaboration for a high-capacity, high-output lithium-ion battery with the goal of establishing a joint venture company by the end of 2023


Britishvolt collapse a shock to UK’s electric vehicle goals

2023-01-24T11:09:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Britishvolt’s business in the UK, which included the first first largescale battery manufacturing facility, has gone into administration, a setback for EV manufacturing in the country


GM invests $918m in four US powertrain production facilities

2023-01-24T11:02:00+00:00By AMS

Investment will prepare four GM plants for production of 6th generation small block V8 and EV components


BMW and Solid Power expand joint development partnership

2023-01-23T19:33:00+00:00By AMS

BMW to adopt Solid Power’s cell pilot production lines at its own Cell Manufacturing Competence Centre at Parsdorf


Italvolt enters a strategic collaboration with StoreDot

2023-01-17T12:12:00+00:00By AMS

Italvolt will license StoreDot’s extreme fast charging technology (XFC) and intellectual property rights to manufacture XFC lithium-ion batteries at its plant in Italy


LG and Honda formalise joint venture to produce lithium-ion batteries in the US

2023-01-17T11:35:00+00:00By AMS

The new battery plant will exclusively supply Honda plants in North America to power battery-electric vehicles produced and sold in in the region


McLaren Applied and Elaphe aim to boost EV performance

2023-01-12T17:59:00+00:00By AMS

New partnership combines McLaren Applied’s next-generation inverter with Elaphe’s range of in-wheel motors


Honda Alabama starts production of all-new Pilot

2023-01-04T13:01:00+00:00By AMS

Honda’s Alabama plant requires substantial production changes to build all-new Pilot SUV

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CATL’s German plant starts battery cell production

2023-01-04T11:04:00+00:00By AMS

The new plant in the German state of Thuringia is the Chinese cell producer’s first manufacturing operation outside of China. Serial production of lithium-ion battery cells started in December as scheduled


Blossoming brownfields: rejuvenating Europe’s car plants

2022-12-09T12:31:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW and Volta Trucks joined the closing panel discussion at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss how Europe is revamping production plants and ensuring their existing production plants can be as flexible and efficient as any greenfield.


Scaling up battery production in Europe

2022-12-08T18:14:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

In our second panel discussion CATL, Italvolt and Basquevolt joined us to discuss the need for huge investment to establish regional production of battery cells and packs in Europe.


​Henkel Adhesives grips tight to growth through EV battery innovation

2022-12-02T12:47:00+00:00By Peter Murphy

With a focus on research, Henkel has joined automakers and battery producers in the pursuit of better EVs through hard-won scientific advances.


Building an electric vehicle architecture

2022-12-01T11:17:00+00:00By Nick Holt

AMS spoke with REE Automotive for some insights into the production and application of its corner technology

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​BMW doubles investment in Debrecen Hungary site with addition of battery assembly

2022-11-28T10:23:00+00:00By Peter Murphy

The plant will make battery packs using BMW’s recently announced new generation round battery cells which hold more energy and cost less.