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Stellantis unveils its first battery technology centre in Turin, expanding EV ambitions

2023-09-19T11:08:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

In another significant stride towards its electrification strategy, Stellantis kicks off its €40m battery technology centre in Turin, accelerating innovative EV development.

The McKinsey Center for Future Mobility’s analysis highlights that since 2019, European incumbents have yielded six percentage points of market share in their home market and five percentage points in China

McKinsey: Auto Industry’s shift towards EVs and digitisation could pose threat to European automotive manufacturing

2023-09-12T15:39:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

New McKinsey report judges threat in diminishing European automotive market share driven by innovation; calls for change and sets out roadmap steps to success

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LG Magna e-Powertrain launches European EV hub in Hungary

2023-09-04T17:08:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

The Miskolc facility will be situated in the region’s industrial district, situated near a well-established infrastructure and in strategic proximity to OEM customers and other Magna facilities in the region.

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BMW’s aspirations to the X degree in Spartanburg: Special series

2023-08-15T07:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

As the carmaker prepares for EV production in the US, leaders in manufacturing, battery, logistics and training outline BMW’s ambitions in the region.


Master of complexity in Spartanburg

2023-08-15T07:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

 Dr Robert Engelhorn is leading transformation of BMW’s Plant Spartanburg for EVs whilst ensuring manufacturing remains flexible in managing vehicle variations.

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BMW Batteries blossoming in South Carolina

2023-08-15T07:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW’s battery assembly plant will use advanced automation and set global standards, whilst supporting a local-for-local production strategy, says Rich Everly. 

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Chipmaker JV to build €10 bn semiconductor plant in Germany

2023-08-14T09:31:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The plant will have a monthly production capacity of 40,000 wafers.

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Ford appoints Chris White as Chief Engineer – Battery Manufacturing

2023-08-07T16:49:00+01:00By Nick Holt

White will be responsible for supporting the global growth of Ford’s battery manufacturing capabilities and will report directly to Executive Director Global Battery Manufacturing, Indy Singh

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New motor technology to transform electric vehicle production

2023-08-04T15:44:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Opher Doron of EVR Motors describes how a novel electric motor design could have a dramatic impact on vehicle production and the electric vehicle market

Volkswagen makes its way deeper into the China EV market

VW and Audi strengthen partnership with SAIC and Xpeng to expand EV production and development in China for China strategy

2023-08-04T12:06:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Volkswagen invests $700m in Xpeng and will partner on tech and platform, while Audi expands partnership with SAIC and will produce vehicles on one of its platforms.

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On advanced robotics, skills and training: “Machines can’t do everything”

2023-07-31T21:23:00+01:00By Götz Fuchslocher

Carolin Platz from the Auto-Motive Academy and Jörg Reger from ABB discuss transformation in automation, digitalisation and employee qualifications in producing next-gen vehicles.


VW to make Spain an electric vehicle hub

2023-07-25T15:24:00+01:00By Werner Beutnagel, Nick Holt

The VW Group is building new battery production capacities in Valencia and at the Seat headquarters in Martorell to support further electric vehicle production in the region

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Tata invests £4bn in UK battery cell gigafactory to supply JLR as anchor client

2023-07-19T12:23:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Tata Group has formed a new subsidiary known as Agratas for its global battery business, and this plant in Somerset, England will be its first venture.

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Audi leads manufacturing skills transformation as it launches first EV from Ingolstadt plant

2023-07-18T15:42:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Audi’s launch of the all-electric Q6 e-tron series has catalysed a major reskilling project, as the shift to e-mobility is demanding skills development. Other manufacturers, such as ZF, have also been cultivating internal talent.

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Stellantis commits to increasing Italian production to 1m vehicles per year

2023-07-11T17:33:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

The carmaker has signed an agreement with the Italian government to increase vehicle output in the country, with investments in EV and sustainability. 


Renault and Geely sign joint venture agreement to launch powertrain technology company

2023-07-11T17:21:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Renault and Geely have signed a 50-50% joint venture agreement to form a new company, to develop and produce next-generation hybrid and highly efficient ICE powertrain solutions

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Specifying the perfect electrification solution

2023-06-29T18:17:00+01:00By ABB

Magnus Nordstrand, Product portfolio manager, ABB E-mobility motors, explains the essential decisions that will help solution providers electrify industrial and heavy-duty transportation.

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BMW batteries: made and trained in South Carolina

2023-06-28T00:14:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW’s battery plant in South Carolina will use regionally sourced cells to power EV production in Spartanburg, and help establish an electrification hub in the Americas.

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A culture of quick decisions for Mercedes-Benz production

2023-06-22T02:02:00+01:00By Pascal Nagel

Mercedes-Benz production chief Jörg Burzer explains how it has reorganised its production for EVs, while speeding up the rollout of digital tools. 

GM invests $920m in its ICE DMAX engine plant in Ohio

GM set to invest $920m in Ohio DMAX engine plant

2023-06-20T16:38:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

This is the latest in a string of investments that GM has announced for both its ICE and EV facilities.