Battery supply chain – Page 7

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    VW boosts green credentials of lithium battery supply to Zwickau

    2020-11-30T15:13:00Z

    Volkswagen is using a combination of rail and automated unloading to move batteries to its plant in Zwickau, Germany, its first plant dedicated to electric vehicle production, which is currently making the ID.3 and ID.4. The move further reduces the carbon footprint of the plant and is another step closer to its zero-emission sustainability strategy – goTOzero.

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    Audi switches to LNG trucks for inbound delivery at Neckarsulm

    2020-11-23T13:05:00Z

    Audi has started using trucks powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) to deliver parts to its Neckarsulm factory in Germany. The carmaker said the two trucks would replace conventional diesel vehicles and save up to 20% of CO2 and around 85% of nitrogen oxides.

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    Scania to build battery plant and research centre in Sweden

    2020-11-23T12:34:00Z

    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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    A Lucid approach to sustainable packaging

    2020-11-20T17:37:00Z

    Battery EVs are currently heralded as the answer to an emissions-free future of driving, but the revolution will only be as green as the supply chain supporting it. An important part of that supply chain is the packaging used to deliver the inbound parts. Lucid Motors’ John Ferry and Rodney Salmon, of Salmon RTP, discussed the importance of putting sustainable packaging first at the latest Livestream Hour this week

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    Can the UK supply chain keep up with a 2030 ban on new ICE vehicle sales?

    2020-11-20T14:31:00Z

    The UK government has announced it is bringing forward its plans to phase out the sale of new cars and vans powered by internal combustion engines. Daniel Harrison, automotive analyst at Ultima Media, examines how realistic that is and whether supply chains are ready to produce enough electric vehicles and batteries.

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    Mercedes-Benz adopts mining standard initiative for ethical battery sourcing

    2020-11-13T15:01:00Z

    Mercedes-Benz is adopting a mining certification programme designed to ensure more ethical sourcing of materials used to make the lithium-ion batteries for its electric vehicles (EVs). The carmaker is also aiming to reduce the level of cobalt used in the batteries it uses to less than 10%.

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    Carmakers focus on China for electric vehicle exports to Europe

    2020-10-26T09:18:00Z

    A growing number of carmakers are looking to China for the production of electric vehicles (EVs) destined for sale in Europe, including Tesla, BMW and Renault.

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    Toyota to trial heavy-duty fuel cell trucks for parts shipments

    2020-10-15T10:53:00Z

    From spring 2022 Toyota will start on-road trials of heavy-duty fuel cell electric trucks (FCETs) to transport parts between its plants in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, and the Toyota Tobishima Logistics Center in Nagoya Port.

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    Can Tesla shift the balance of EV battery and cell supply chains away from China?

    2020-10-12T13:12:00Z

    At Tesla’s recent Battery Day presentation, the company promised to shake up its battery supply chains by moving into cell production and even the mining of raw material, but how realistic are these targets?

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    European debut of Renault Arkana to be supplied from South Korea

    2020-09-30T11:32:00Z

    Renault Samsung, the carmaker joint venture producing cars in Busan, South Korea, plans to export its XM3 SUV from there to Europe in 2021, where it will be sold as the new Renault Arkana.

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    Watch: Managing the battery supply chain will be a strategic advantage

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    In this presentation, automotive analyst Daniel Harrison details growth, investment and bottlenecks in lithium-ion battery supply chains, and demonstrates the competitive advantages that manufacturers could gain or risk in taking more control over battery sourcing and production.

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    Watch: PwC study shows how electrification will transform European vehicle product portfolio and value chain

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    Electrification is powering ahead in Europe, with manufacturers set to launch a large array of lower cost and more premium vehicles this decade that will increasingly compete on price and total cost of ownership with ICE vehicles. Christoph Stürmer presents a PwC study that reveals opportunities in product types as well as where Europe can make gains in its supply chain.  

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    Tesla plans deep vertical integration of battery supply

    2020-09-24T15:18:00Z

    Tesla has revealed a host of production innovations to make lithium-ion battery manufacturing more efficient and reduce costs, including in-house battery cell production, which could cut the miles travelled for the battery production by 80%, and the reduction of the cobalt content of the cathode, which would bring further supply chain savings

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    Meeting increasing demand for EVs in Europe depends on better battery supply

    2020-09-07T12:39:00Z

    Carmakers are investing colossal sums of money into low and zero-emission powertrain technologies. Even before the coronavirus crisis infected the finances of most manufacturers the survival of many of them hinged upon a return on investment and a successful transition to electrification over the coming years. 

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    Deboeuf moves to senior manufacturing and supply chain role at Groupe PSA

    2020-09-07T10:15:00Z

    Arnaud Deboeuf has moved to the role of executive vice-president of manufacturing and supply chain French carmaker Groupe PSA. replaces Yann Vincent who has moved to become CEO of the Automotive Cell Company (ACC), a joint venture founded by Groupe PSA and Total.

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    Kandi Technologies looks to make EVs in the US

    2020-08-24T14:39:00Z

    Kandi Technologies is the latest Chinese carmaker interested in opening a manufacturing plant in the US for its electric and off-road vehicles. The company, which also develops lithium-ion batteries and parts, said it could improve competitive pricing by eliminating shipping costs and tariffs associated with imports to the region.

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    BMW signs deal with Northvolt for battery cell supply

    2020-07-22T11:45:00Z

    BMW has signed a deal worth €2 billion with Northvolt for supply of battery cells from 2024…

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    Volvo secures battery chain with Circulor blockchain investment

    2020-07-13T10:05:00Z

    Volvo Cars is investing an undisclosed sum in blockchain technology provider Circulor to provide visibility into its battery supply chain

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    Why there needs to be a holistic approach to EV battery supply

    2020-06-22T11:44:00Z

    EVs are often portrayed as a mainstay of the fight against climate change, but when the supply of battery materials and processing of used batteries are taken into consideration, they are much less green than they look. Automotive Logistics investigates the idea of a holistic approach to EV batteries, as ...

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    Powerful alternatives for the automotive sector

    2020-05-13T08:33:00Z

    Battery manufacturer AMTE Power acquired AGM Batteries in 2013 to advance its development and provision of battery cell technology for specialist applications in the automotive sector looking for premium performance. Daniel Harrison talks to the company’s director Kevin Brundish