Electric Vehicles

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    Mercedes-Benz to build compact EV in France

    2018-05-23T09:38:23Z

    Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Cars has chosen the Hambach factory in France as its base for assembly of a compact electric car under its EQ brand, part of a wider expansion of the company’s electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing capabilities . Preparations for the new model will start shortly, with around €500m ($585m) ...

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    Sweet home Alabama

    2018-05-21T08:00:59Z

    One of the most popular songs about the US state of Alabama, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, opens with the line “Big wheels keep on turning” – and indeed the number doing so is set to grow after the January announcement that a $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda joint-venture manufacturing plant is scheduled ...

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    MBUSI: In a state of contentment

    2018-05-21T08:00:02Z

    Why has Alabama become such a mecca for automotive manufacturing? I think there are a number of reasons. You have seen the automotive industry continue to push further south into areas where there is a good workforce available. You have infrastructure that is available. The supplier network has continued to ...

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    Russia moves to boost domestic EV market

    2018-05-09T10:34:33Z

    Russia has announced a series of support measures to boost domestic sales of electric vehicles (EVs) from fewer than 100 units in 2017 to nearly 100,000 units by 2025 – or 4-5% of overall vehicle sales. According to the federal government’s national strategy for automotive development in Russia, up to ...

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    Mercedes-Benz: Taking an end-to-end approach

    2018-04-12T17:23:36Z

    It may have taken Mercedes-Benz around 120 years to reach 1m cars per year, breaching the mark around the turn of the 21 st century. However, the recent surge in growth of the brand has seen it rise by around 1m units in sales and production in just five years, ...

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    G7 announces smart truck venture with GLP and NIO Capital

    2018-04-03T12:15:16Z

    A new joint venture between G7, GLP and NIO Capital has been announced that will seek to create the next generation of smart vehicles for the logistics and transport sectors. G7, one of China’s leading Internet of Things (IoT) technology developers, will have the controlling stake in the venture and ...

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    Volvo Cars: Leaning towards greater stability

    2018-04-03T09:57:00Z

    Since Geely Holdings acquired it from Ford Motor Company in 2010, Volvo Cars has been reinventing itself, from product development through to its industrial base and supply chain. Today, with a refreshed model line-up and amidst several new launches, sales have grown to record levels, with further expansion still to ...

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    3D-printed car to go on sale in China

    2018-03-21T14:31:16Z

    Italy’s electric vehicle manufacturer, X Electrical Vehicle (XEV), has said it will work with 3D printing expert Polymaker to produce a 3D-printed EV for the Chinese market as early as the second quarter of next year. Called the LSEV, the carmaker said it would be the first mass-produced printed vehicle ...

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    GM starts producing self-driving Cruise in Michigan

    2018-03-21T11:34:36Z

    General Motors is beginning to manufacture production versions of its Cruise autonomous vehicle (AV) after building more than 200 test vehicles in the past 15 months to develop self-driving technology. The bulk of the assembly will take place in GM’s Orion Township factory in Michigan, which also makes the Chevrolet ...

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    Navigating an uncertain future

    2018-03-20T15:53:12Z

    The finished vehicle logistics sector needs to find better ways to communicate and collaborate to meet the challenges of an uncertain future, delegates at this year's Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference in California were told in March. Marcus Williams reports The finished vehicle logistics industry may be facing a ...