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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.

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AMS Electric Vehicles – The road to e-mobility

2022-11-25T09:20:00+00:00By AMS

In this latest AMS digital edition we will look closely at how manufacturers are developing and finetuning their electric powertrain technologies, platforms and production processes, with in-depth features on Skoda, GM, Ford, Volta Trucks, REE Automotive and more.

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CATL: A rising power in European EV battery production

2022-11-24T21:04:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Matthias Zentgraf, president of Europe for China’s CATL, is tasked with localising battery cell production in Europe and meeting new technology requirements. He speaks to AMS ahead of joining a panel on battery cell production at the AMS Automotive Evolution Europe Summit in Munich

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Winning the war for energy and talent: how ZF is upgrading plants and skills for growth in EVs and electronics

2022-11-24T19:52:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Arno Güllering talks to AMS about how ZF is accelerating its use of renewable energy, building more critical components in house, decentralising its data analysis and training staff to produce more electronics. 

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Adaptive technology: Multi-Chem battery

2022-11-20T18:43:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Williams Advanced Engineering has developed a Multi-Chem battery technology that could meet the requirements of a range of vehicle types

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Changing chemistry: EV battery developments to meet energy, cost and cell design requirements

2022-11-15T11:03:00+00:00By Mike Farish

OEMs are utilising different cell formats and anode-cathode materials to optimise batteries for a range of vehicle segments

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Bosch to invest $260m to expand US e-motor production as order book grows

2022-10-26T13:58:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The additional investment comes just as the Charleston, South Carolina plant begins producing its first motors, as further demand arrives.

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GM benefits from EV plant upgrades across North America in pick-up truck battle

2022-10-07T06:30:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

General Motors’ investments in EV trucks and pick-up manufacturing position it to capture growth in what is a fiercely contested segment in North America.

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​Volkswagen signs preliminary deal for MEB EV parts supply to India’s Mahindra

2022-08-16T09:58:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Mahindra plans to use the MEB electric drivetrain, battery system and VW-specification battery cells in its forthcoming EV SUVs.

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Gigafactories give N. America, Europe more skin in EV game but minerals supply a worry

2022-08-05T16:25:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Battery metals prices have become a significant threat to automotive’s pursuit of electrification with growing EV output calling for higher volumes of minerals production.

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AMTE Power selects Dundee as site for battery cell mega-factory

2022-08-02T09:50:00+01:00By AMS

AMTE Power accelerates it plans towards high volume battery cell production with plans for a mega-factory near the city of Dundee

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Energy, mineral supplies could be bottlenecks to EV and battery production

2022-08-02T09:20:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig, Peter Murphy

Battery experts say energy costs and the supply of renewable energy could mean it takes longer for Europe to reach zero-emission mobility targets.

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Automotive battery manufacturing and supply chain 2022: Risks, regulation and resiliency

2022-07-28T13:15:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

The latest AMS battery report forecasts production capacity, analyses suppliers and materials, and shows why OEMs and suppliers are forging new partnerships

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AMS Summer 2022 – BMW prepares for Neue Klasse EV platform

2022-07-08T15:06:00+01:00By AMS

The latest AMS digital edition details how battery, EV and digital production processes are reshaping automotive manufacturing, featuring in-depth features on BMW, Tata, ZF, Britishvolt, Ford, Bentley and more.

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Stellantis shifts east France plants towards hybrid and EV future

2022-07-05T12:49:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The strategic purpose of the investments is to gain greater control over the global electrification value chain through vertical integration.

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Meeting the challenge: EV battery cell development

2022-07-05T08:35:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Faraday Battery Challenge director, Tony Harper shares some insights into the progress of battery cell development

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Renault and China’s Minth Group form JV to produce EV battery casings

2022-06-27T19:56:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

France’s Renault and Chinese component maker, Minth Group have announced a joint venture to produce casings to house batteries in electric vehicles.

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Watch: How EV powertrains will reshape automotive production

2022-06-22T15:33:00+01:00By AMS

Learn how lithium batteries are transforming manufacturing, supply and energy needs with Lars Carlstrom from Italvolt and battery production data from AMS.

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BMW to develop and produce e-drives in Steyr, Austria plant from 2025

2022-06-21T10:15:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

BMW will develop and produce its next generation of e-drives in Steyr, making around 600,000 units a year.