Battery supply chain

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    AL FVL Summer 2021 Digital Edition – Gearing up the supply chain for sustainable growth

    2021-07-23T16:23:00Z

    The summer digital edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazine is out now features interviews with Ford and VW, as well as an overview of activity at the North American vehicle handling ports

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    Stellantis invests in Ellesmere Port for electric future

    2021-07-09T10:29:00Z

    Stellantis is investing £100m ($137m) in Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant to make electric vans for commercial and passenger markets in the UK and Europe. The investment, which is supported by the UK government, will result in a new body shop, upgraded assembly line and a battery pack assembly unit

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    Nissan announces battery hub and electric crossover for UK

    2021-07-02T11:09:00Z

    Nissan is boosting lithium-ion battery production in the UK with a second gigafactory that will initially provide 9 GWh capacity and provide 100,000 batteries a year for a new crossover EV

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    SMMT proposes 12-point plan to keep UK car industry competitive

    2021-06-29T16:21:00Z

    At its International Automotive Summit this week, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) outlined launched a policy proposal on what was needed to secure the UK’s future competitiveness as the automotive industry moved toward its electric and autonomous future

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    Smart tools for sustainable logistics at Hellmann

    2021-06-17T13:29:00Z

    Monika Thielemann-Hald joined Hellmann Worldwide Logistics just as Covid started disrupting manufacturing for east to west. But as global head of automotive logistics she has helped steer the company through the crisis with the right mix of teamwork and smart technology

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    Vehicle electrification shakes up export and import flows

    2021-06-11T15:00:00Z

    There are regional differences in the sales and manufacture of electric vehicles that are affecting finished vehicle logistics flows, with some countries with relatively small automotive output becoming the bigger EV exporters. That has consequences for finished vehicle logistics, as a new report from Ultima Media’s business intelligence unit, Automotive, makes clear

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    Cross-sector partnership to promote sustainable materials sourcing in Chile

    2021-06-11T11:34:00Z

    Daimler, VW, BASF and Fairphone have set up the Responsible Lithium Partnership to to promote sustainable development and tackle the negative impacts of material sourcing, beginning with a multi-stakeholder initiative into the impact of lithium mining in Chile

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    EV battery supply chains on the move

    2021-06-08T11:30:00Z

    As electric vehicles become serious business for OEMs, they are reassessing their battery supply and manufacturing bases, putting their eggs in multiple baskets and taking more control of the process.

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    Electric vehicle battery supply chain analysis 2021: How lithium-ion battery demand and production are reshaping the automotive industry

    2021-06-03T17:30:00Z

    Download this report for forecasts of lithium-ion battery demand, analysis of battery cell factories and insight on EV battery manufacturing and sourcing. 

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    Graham Hoare to head global operations at Britishvolt

    2021-05-24T14:12:00Z

    Ford’s former chairman of UK operations Dr Graham Hoare has taken on a new role as president of global operations at UK lithium-ion battery producer Britishvolt.

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    Ford to form joint venture with SKI to localise battery supply in US

    2021-05-24T10:59:00Z

    Ford has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with lithium-ion battery maker SK Innovation (SKI) for a joint venture to manufacture battery cells and finished packs in the US.

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    Polestar looks deeper into supply chain with Circulor

    2021-05-11T09:59:00Z

    Polestar has signed a deal blockchain technology provider Circulor that aims to extend its visibility of ethical raw materials sourcing.

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    VW cuts transport emissions by expanding Zwickau press shop

    2021-05-10T08:14:00Z

    Volkswagen’s electric vehicle (EV) assembly plant in Zwickau, Germany, has taken another step into sustainable manufacturing by investing €74m ($95m) to expand its press shop.

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    Mastering complexity and getting sustainable at VW

    2021-04-26T15:25:00Z

    Logistics at the Volkswagen Group is a complex business. There are currently 12 brands in the VW Group and every day 8,500 suppliers send parts into 70 assembly plants worldwide, from where finished vehicles are delivered to 150 markets. According to Matthias Braun, head of digitalization and concept development at VW Group Logistics, the company is looking at the latest technology to manage that complexity and do it sustainably.

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    Watch: Europe goes giga on the battery supply chain

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Europe has lagged Asia in the race to produce lithium-ion batteries, but automotive and battery players are investing heavily to scale up production. A new forecast by Automotive from Ultima Media reveals the opportunities.

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    Watch: Building a viable and sustainable European battery supply base

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    The huge demand for lithium-ion batteries is requiring massive investments and new supply sources across Europe, and experts from BMW Group, EV battery startup Britishvolt and packaging supplier ORBIS Europe reveal the supply chain opportunities and changes ahead.

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    European carmakers need a circular approach to EV production

    2021-04-23T10:09:00Z

    To meet ambitious goals to cut vehicle emissions in Europe, carmakers are focusing all their efforts on increasing the number of battery electric vehicles (EVs) they make and sell. There were more than 1m EVs and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) sold in Europe last year but by 2030 that number is expected to hit 5m in annual sales. That will put a big demand on lithium-ion battery production as carmakers seek to localise supply.

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    Inside Volkswagen’s battery logistics

    2021-04-14T09:46:00Z

    Volkswagen Group Components has developed a standardised, returnable container for the safe delivery of lithium battery cells and assembled modules in support of its ambitious electric vehicle goals leading up to 2030

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    Battery makers settle legal dispute over supply to US

    2021-04-12T14:22:00Z

    LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation are settling their legal dispute relating to EV battery supply in the US and South Korea.

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    AL FVL Spring 2021 Digital Edition – Coping strategies for a global crisis

    2021-04-08T08:13:00Z

    The spring digital edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics is out now, featuring comprehensive overviews of the main vehicle ports in continental Europe and the UK, as well as the maritime transport sector. Plus, we look at the latest packaging initiative supporting VW’s lithium-ion battery deliveries to VW Zwickau, Vijay Ratnaparkhe’s IT revolution at Bosch and talk to carmakers about supply chain lessons ten years on from the Fukushima earthquake disaster