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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.

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Buzz timetable: VW’s Hannover plant to produce iconic van’s battery pack from 2024

2022-06-17T13:02:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Volkswagen Group Components will invest €2.3 billion for EV-related part making by 2026.

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eBook: Fuel Efficiencies With Smart and Integrated Production

2022-06-10T12:17:00+01:00By Rockwell Automation, sponsor partner

Your needs as an automotive supplier are unique and there are ways to increase efficiencies in your plants and accelerate your time to market with smart manufacturing technologies and solutions. Download this eBook today to discover more


Polestar invests in StoreDot’s fast charging battery technology

2022-05-25T17:50:00+01:00By AMS

This will be Polestar’s first financial investment in another company, and it will become a shareholder in Israel-based StoreDot

Brownstown Battery Assembly Expands Battery Building Capabilities

Watch: Meeting the recycling challenge head on

2022-05-23T11:34:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Jacqui Murray, Jason Muccioli and Sam Haig discuss the future of battery recycling and the challenges with second life, safe disassembly and the role of car manufacturers.

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Watch: Flexible factories - future-proofing automotive manufacturing

2022-05-23T09:33:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Cengiz Kizilkan and Romain Herry explain how flexibility and adaptability is playing a major role in next-generation production lines and helping manufacturers create models simultaneously and quickly.

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Watch: A holistic approach to sustainable vehicle production

2022-05-23T08:15:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Hans Pehrson,  Owain Griffiths and Thomas Hörnfeldt emphasise the importance of moving towards a greener model to meet sustaibility targets - whether it’s whole-of-vehicle manufacturing or greening the global supply chain.

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Watch: Keeping pace with battery demand and technology

2022-05-22T12:59:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Rising costs and fast-changing battery technology will make it hard to meet EV targets, but localisation and new business models can mitigate issues, according to Automotive Cells Company’s Francisco Carranza and Airbus’s Greg Ombach.

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Watch: Reinventing the wheel – Ree’s flexible EV architecture and modular production approach

2022-05-22T12:59:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The Israeli startup is rolling out low-cost, flexible plants for its EV platforms based on drive-by-wire technology, according to COO Josh Tech.

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Watch: Value over volume – biggest is no longer best in vehicle manufacturing

2022-05-22T12:23:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The global vehicle production outlook is murky, while rising costs and supply chain issues are changing manufacturers’ business model, according to analyst Joe McCabe from AutoForecast Solutions. 

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Watch: Partnerships to establish the battery value chain

2022-05-19T16:08:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Scania, Tata Consultancy Services and Recharge discuss supplier partnerships needed to ramp up EV battery cell and battery pack production.

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Watch: Scaling up battery cell production

2022-05-19T15:40:00+01:00By Nick Holt

AMTE Power’s Kevin Brundish and Hexagon’s Ignazio Dentici discuss the challanges and opportunities in battery gigafactory development.


Watch: Partnering for power – working together to accelerate EV manufacturing

2022-05-19T14:48:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Polestar’s Dennis Nobelius and Atlas Copco’s Lars Eklof discuss the ramp up in electric vehicle and battery production and call for collaboration across the industry.

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Watch: Tata Motors in an era of change

2022-05-19T14:00:00+01:00By Nick Holt, Christopher Ludwig

Tata Motors Mohan Savarkar describes how manufacturers are adapting their end-to-end processes all whilst meeting aggressive sustainability goals.

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Mercedes-Benz-funded battery start-up Sila to supply longer range battery for G-Class

2022-05-19T11:23:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Mercedes-Benz invested in Washington state-based Sila in 2019.

Arno Güllering, ZF

Watch: How ZF is empowering people in the transition to producing electrified powertrains

2022-05-19T11:17:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

ZF’s Arno Güllering reveals how the tier-1 is upskilling and motivating its workforce in the transition from producing ICE to electrified powertrains.


Europe’s biggest EV battery recycling plant starts work

2022-05-17T10:28:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

JV partners Northvolt and aluminum and energy company Hydro have started operations at a new EV battery recycling facility in Norway


Digital adrenaline – ZF seeks to turn fear of transformation into fervor

2022-05-15T14:32:00+01:00By Peter Murphy, Christopher Ludwig

ZF electrified powertrain production head will explain how the company is building employee buy-in as revamps legacy plants for emobility. 

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Century-old BMW Munich factory transforms to embrace EVs

2022-05-12T11:56:00+01:00By Peter Murphy, Christopher Ludwig

Revamp of Plant Munich puts BMW’s flexibility ethos to the test with building construction and car production happening side-by-side


VW and Seat announces €10 billion EV investment to electrify Spain

2022-05-10T10:39:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Volkswagen AG and Spanish OEM SEAT S.A will be investing €10 billion ($10.6 billion) into a huge electrification strategy in Spain, supporting the localisation of electric vehicle and battery output.