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Sustainability at the core of leadership at Scania and ArcelorMittal

2020-11-30T16:28:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

At last week’s inaugural AMS livestream, Scania’s Mathias Wijkström was joined by ArcelorMittal’s Hugo Da Gama Campos to discuss making automotive production greener and how it is vital to put sustainability at the heart of the production system.

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Scania to build battery plant and research centre in Sweden

2020-11-23T12:36:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

Scania is building a lithium battery assembly facility at its plant in Södertälje, Sweden to support production of a range of electric trucks and buses. The cells will be supplied by Northvolt in Sweden but battery module assembly onsite will overcome the dangers and cost associated with the inbound delivery of finished modules

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EV battery recycling: cost and components

2020-11-16T14:41:00+00:00By Mike Farish

What happens to EV batteries at the end of the vehicle’s life? Mike Farish reports on recycling and reuse options

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Stable growth post-Covid will depend on greater supplier collaboration

2020-11-09T16:24:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

At last week’s Livestream Hour Joe McCabe, CEO and president of AutoForecast Solutions, said 2021 was going to be a recovery year in global vehicle production and that continued recovery to 2027 would be based on greater stability. A more globally integratred supply chain, thanks in part to revision of Trump policy following last week’s election, and provide opportunities for tier suppliers, who are getting more involved complex subassembly 

In-house EV motor development will help Volvo optimise the perfomance and efficiency of future models

Volvo to design and develop electric motors in-house

2020-11-02T16:26:00+00:00By AMS

The OEM has opened a new electric motor lab in Shanghai, China in addition to ongoing e-motor development in Gothenburg, Sweden, and state-of-the-art battery labs in China and Sweden

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GM invests $4 billion to prepare Spring Hill and Detroit-Hamtramck plants for EV production

2020-10-22T13:55:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet

General Motors is moving forward with investments to equip its factories to produce electric vehicles (EVs). The Spring Hill, Tennessee plant gets a $2 billion upgrade to produce the Cadillac Lyriq and the and Detroit-Hamtramck plant will see $2.2 billion invested to produce the recently unveiled GMC Hummer EV.

An all-new EDU test cell allows engineers to test EV powertrains including the motor, gearbox and supporting electronics

Hethel site upgrades to support Lotus Engineering consultancy

2020-10-12T14:49:00+01:00By AMS

This latest investment includes an all-new Electric Drive Unit (EDU) test cell, plus upgrades to other engineering facilities and workshops

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Equipmake launches electric motors for off-highway vehicles

2020-10-12T12:05:00+01:00By AMS

The company is offering its APM electric motors for off-highway vehicles and construction equipment applications, in response to greater demand to minimise emissions and noise from construction sites

The new joint venture will develop fuel cells for commercial vehicle applications

Mahle and Ballard to cooperate on fuel cell development

2020-10-03T18:03:00+01:00By AMS

The goal is to develop and industrialise fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles of various weight classes, with a focus on the needs of the European, North American and Asian markets

This plasma coating process will now be used to produce the EVO three-cylinder engines from the EA211 series, reducing internal friction

Skoda adds plasma coating line at Mladá Boleslav

2020-09-21T12:37:00+01:00By AMS

The process provides a low-friction, plasma coating for the cylinders on Skoda’s new EA211-series 1.0 TSI petrol engines

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Porsche and partners explore power and efficiency benefits of 3D-printed pistons

2020-07-17T15:11:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Mahle and Trumpf join Porsche on a project to develop additive manufacturing processes for high-load drive components

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Watch: The latest technology from Coherent solves your most challenging welding tasks in e-mobility battery manufacturing

2020-07-06T12:56:00+01:00By Coherent, sponsor partner

A major leap in fiber laser welding technology that can significantly improve your productions processes.

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Your webinar questions answered: How tier 1 suppliers are responding to tough headwinds

2020-02-16T18:55:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

You asked, we answer. We return to the questions from our audience that we didn’t have time to answer in our live webinar, ranging from which parts of automotive tier 1 suppliers’ business models are at risk of commodification, to how tier suppliers are changing manufacturing processes

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GM invests in engine plant upgrades

2020-01-17T13:06:00+00:00By Gareth Price

General Motors has announced further upgrade programmes for two of its US engine plants, Spring Hill and Tonawanda

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Tearing profits apart: how tier 1 automotive suppliers can mitigate shrinking margins

2020-01-07T19:00:00+00:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

The latest report by Automotive from Ultima Media examines the profits and outlook for the top 20 automotive parts suppliers and explores the strategies and solutions they should consider to avoid significant disruption in the 2020s

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Powering a bigger dig

2019-11-29T15:06:00+00:00By Nick Holt

The off-highway sector is now seeing the introduction of electric powertrains. Nick Holt visited Hyperdrive to look at the development and production of battery packs for construction equipment

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BMW increases battery cell order from CATL

2019-11-22T11:19:00+00:00By Nick Holt

BMW Group has extended its existing business relationships with battery cell manufacturers CATL and Samsung SDI to ensure a stable supply of batteries 

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Suppliers will charge the change: opportunities in the EV value chain

2019-11-07T05:30:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison

While much focus is put on OEM plans to launch more electric vehicles, a great deal of the technology, value, production and services will come from both existing and emerging suppliers across the value chain. We expect many new opportunities for these companies over the next decade.