Battery supply chain – Page 11

  • Achim Glass
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    Plugged in for progress

    2017-10-31T16:11:00Z

    Evolution of CCS charging technology for e-cars towards 350 kW" width="500" height="500">The last two decades have seen the emergence of the alternative propulsion vehicle market from almost nothing. According to PwC Autofacts data, sales in 1997 across all hybrid and electric vehicles numbered about 6,000 vehicles. This year, the ...

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    Service parts part 2: Next-generation service

    2017-10-27T14:49:00Z

    Executives we spoke to… BMW GroupWolfgang Baumann, vice-president of parts logistics management, has been with the company since 1985 and spent most of his career in sales planning and commercial operations in Germany, before moving into his current role in service parts logistics in 2010. While he claims ...

  • Audi_Hauf
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    Production & logistics part 2: Questioning the future

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    This article is one of a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future.

  • Northvolt_opt
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    Northvolt picks Skellefteå in Sweden as home for battery factory

    2017-10-24T11:16:16Z

    Northvolt has announced a partnership with the two Swedish municipalities Skellefteå and Västerås for the establishment of Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant. After an initial assessment of eight Swedish and two Finnish municipalities , Northvolt narrowed its choice down to Västerås and Skellefteå. The company has since decided to ...

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    This changing world…

    2017-10-17T10:36:00Z

    Click here to access more Automotive Logistics 20th anniversary featuresOver the past two decades a number of major global events have had a significant impact on global automotive supply chains, from new technologies, external disruptors entering the industry, catastrophes (both manmade and natural), and political earthquakes.There is little doubt ...

  • PotterClock
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    Living in interesting times

    2017-10-10T13:14:00Z

    With the shadow of a hard Brexit hanging over the UK, the question of how it will maintain a competitive automotive sector into the next decade is harder to answer than ever…

  • Boucher
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    US car carriers: Driven to deliver

    2017-10-05T16:13:56Z

    The US car market is forecast to contract slightly over the next two to three years, with sales set to fall from a high of 17.8m this year to around 16.3m in 2019, according to figures from industry analyst PwC. As OEMs cope with swelling inventory, the car carrier sector ...

  • FUSO eCanter: Markteinführung des ersten vollelektrischen Lkw aus Serienproduktion
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    Daimler launches Fuso eCanter electric light-duty truck

    2017-09-20T13:02:01Z

    Daimler's Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has launched the Fuso eCanter, an all-electric, light-duty truck.The first vehicles will be delivered to customers in the US, Europe and Japan before the end of the year. The company is planning to produce a total of 500 trucks over the next ...

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    Volkswagen joins global battery alliance aiming to clean up supply chain

    2017-09-20T12:31:36Z

    Volkswagen has been named amongst a group of corporations and NGOs aiming to end child labour, hazardous working conditions, pollution and environmental damage in the global battery supply chain. The Global Battery Alliance was launched this week at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Sustainable Development Impact Summit and aims to ...

  • EV battery
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    KN launches lithium-ion battery logistics service out of Asia

    2017-09-17T23:30:08Z

    This year’s IAA motor show in Frankfurt, Germany was notable for the continued focus on vehicle electrification, with carmakers committing to more electric vehicle (EV) models and options in the coming years. Governments, meanwhile, from the UK and France to China, have recently announced plans to shift away from combustion ...

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    Nissan sells global battery business to Chinese private equity firm

    2017-08-08T16:52:01Z

    Nissan Motor Company says it has sold its global electric battery business to Chinese private investment fund, GSR Capital, for an undisclosed sum. The sale includes Nissan’s battery subsidiary, Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC), as well as battery manufacturing operations in Smyrna, Tennessee and in Sunderland, England. GSR, with offices ...

  • Tesla Model 3_opt
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    Musk highlights 'production hell' as first Model 3 vehicles are delivered

    2017-08-02T16:06:51Z

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk has admitted the company faces a 'production hell' in ramping up manufacturing rates. Musk was speaking as the OEM delivered the first Model 3 vehicles to customers in a ceremony at its Fremont plant in California last Friday. The company is aiming to ramp up production ...

  • 2017-Chevrolet-BoltEV-016
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    Shift in powertrains drives strong growth in battery production

    2017-07-25T15:38:33Z

    Production of lithium-ion batteries, like these ones at Nissan's Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant, looks set to soar Accelerating growth in electric and hybrid vehicle production is opening up a range of new supply chains across all areas of the automotive industry – not least in battery cell production. With ...

  • Audi TechDay Smart Factory
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    Different digital paces

    2017-07-18T14:58:15Z

    The headline above might well have read ‘industry and logistics 4.0’, ‘the industrial internet of things’, ‘factories of the future’, ‘smart supply chains’ or ‘manufacturing 2025’.Or we might have turned to one of a growing number of acronyms used to outline the car industry’s future, like Mercedes-Benz Car’s CASE or ...

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    Project cargo: Achieving mission impossible

    2017-07-14T17:22:25Z

    Project cargo logistics is a term that covers a wide range of activities, from the movement of unusually large or heavy loads to the management of time-critical ones. In basic terms, it can be defined as the coordination, planning and management of particularly challenging logistics projects. In the automotive sector, ...

  • Frank_Schlehuber_CLEPA
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    Europe conference: Using logistics to compete across a digitalised aftermarket

    2017-06-13T10:00:28Z

    Consolidation among parts retailers and changing consumer habits are transforming Europe’s aftermarket, with logistics services both at risk and able to provide a competitive edge, writes Marcus WilliamsThe European automotive aftermarket and service parts business is in the midst of tremendous change, prompted by consolidation among major suppliers and distributors, ...

  • Daimler_opt
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    Daimler breaks ground on new battery factory

    2017-05-24T16:18:10Z

    Daimler has held the groundbreaking ceremony for a new €500m ($559m) battery factory in Kamenz, Germany as the company targets the inclusion of more than 10 all-electric passenger cars in its portfolio by 2022. “The automotive industry is facing a fundamental transformation and we see ourselves as the driving force ...

  • Toyota NAPCC-Ontario, Ca.
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    Education and training: The hard line on soft skills

    2017-05-12T15:25:28Z

    [in_this_story align="right" border="yes"]General Motors’ executive director for global supply chain, Todd Scott, meets frequently with the faculties of several universities. At Cranfield University School of Management – ranked number one outside the United States in Supply Chain World’s annual Top 100 Universities survey – senior supply chain executives from industry, ...

  • 2017-Chevrolet-BoltEV-016
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    EV supply chains: Shifting currents

    2017-04-28T16:32:55Z

    Mass-market electric vehicles are coming. Global plug-in sales grew 42% in 2016, reaching to 773,600 units. Today, electric vehicles account for only about 0.1% of the global vehicle stock and less than 1% of sales; volume growth in SUVs and trucks, while lower in percentage terms, has had a bigger ...

  • Union Pacific train
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    Train car carrying used batteries bursts into flames

    2017-04-26T12:12:31Z

    A rail car carrying spent lithium-ion batteries burst into flames in the US city of Houston on Sunday. No one was injured.An official from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) within the Department of Transportation told Automotive Logistics that both it and the Federal Railroad Administration were investigating ...