All Battery supply chain articles – Page 20

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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, ...

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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 behind ...

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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, ...

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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 impact ...

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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 ...

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    Former Tesla CPO plans gigafactory-style European battery plant in Scandinavia

    2017-03-08T15:25:59Z

    Peter Carlsson, who was chief purchasing officer (CPO) at electric carmaker Tesla until 2015, is seeking investment to build Europe's largest electric battery manufacturing plant to to serve carmakers and other industries.While the exact location has yet to be determined, the Swedish executive has plans for a plus-32GWh production site ...

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    Tesla to build Model 3 powertrains in Nevada

    2017-01-24T10:11:22Z

    Electric car manufacturer Tesla plans to invest $350m in its ‘gigafactory’ in Nevada to allow it to manufacture the drive units for its newest product, the Model 3.In his annual ‘state of the state’ address last week, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval announced the planned investment and said it would lead ...

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    Electric vehicle firm Rivian buys former Mitsubishi plant in Illinois

    2017-01-11T10:40:51Z

    Rivian Automotive, the US-based electric car hopeful, has agreed a deal to purchase Mitsubishi’s former manufacturing plant in Normal, Illinois.In July 2015, Mitsubishi confirmed it would end production of the Outlander model at the near 80,000 sq.m facility (pictured), its only plant in the US, switching production to Japan.Mitsubishi originally ...

  • General Motors Brownstown Battery Assembly Plant
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    General Motors: The new law of supply & demand

    2016-12-29T12:46:38Z

    GM has restructured its order fulfilment, supply chain and logistics to share more common objectives, grouping them together in a department reporting to James BovenziThe size and complexity of General Motors’ supply chain mean that designing and sourcing the most effective logistics and distribution network for the carmaker is a ...

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    Nikola unveils first hydrogen-electric truck

    2016-12-06T17:24:29Z

    Salt Lake City, Utah-based Nikola Motor Company has unveiled its first hydrogen-electric truck, the Nikola One. Based on high-density lithium batteries, it is said to provide a 1,200-mile (1,920km) range and over 1,000hp of power.The company has also announced an agreement with Ryder to use its 800-plus locations in the ...

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    Tesla planning battery ‘gigafactory’ in Europe

    2016-11-16T13:42:31Z

    Following its buyout of Grohmann Engineering last week, electric vehicle maker, Tesla, is looking for a site in Europe to build a lithium-ion battery ‘gigafactory’ similar to the one it is currently building in Nevada, in the US.CEO Elon Musk made the announcement at a press conference in Germany last ...

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    Daimler to quadruple battery production footprint at Kamenz plant

    2016-10-24T17:00:05Z

    Daimler has started construction of a second lithium-ion battery factory in Kamenz, south-east Germany, which will quadruple the size of the existing production and logistics site to 80,000 sq.m.The €500m ($544m) investment forms part of a €1 billion injection of capital into the carmaker’s overall global battery production compound first ...

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    Tesla: ramping up and stepping down

    2016-05-06T10:01:27Z

    Tesla has announced that it is stepping up its production plans substantially, with expectations to increase output by more than 50% in the second half of the year compared to its current rate, while also launching production of the first cells by the end of this year at its 'Gigafactory' ...

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    DHL supports major multimodal project for Formula E in China

    2015-10-21T16:20:33Z

    DHL has shipped 41 electric race cars, spare parts, and 45 lithium-ion batteries to China for the opening of the second season of the FIA Formula E championship.The vehicles and equipment have been moved more than 12,000km from Donington Park in the UK, to Beijing, China, via Belgium, Germany, Belarus ...

  • BMW i8 Metals
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    Supply chain and mining are potential barriers to alternative powertrains

    2015-10-14T13:12:04Z

    Most of the larger OEMs have made commitments for the coming years to increasing the amount of alternative powertrains within their production lineup. Electric vehicles are growing in appeal around the world and, as they do, so does the demand for a once-obscure group of specialist metals, which are vital ...

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    Challenges and opportunities for automotive logistics in China

    2015-04-22T10:50:43Z

    “We look at the weather to see how we dress, so we should look at the macro-economic situation to see how we should do business. We should no longer resist change.” This was the key message from Zuo Xinyu, general secretary, China Automotive Logistics Association of CFLP at the recent ...

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    GM dampens claims that unsold Volts are behind production stop

    2015-04-14T09:16:32Z

    GM has made a cautious response to claims in the The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that US production of its hybrid Volt is being suspended from next month because of inordinate inventory levels at the dealerships.The WSJ said that GM would stop production at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan next ...

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    GM increases supply localisation for Chevy Volt

    2014-10-29T16:11:44Z

    General Motors’ chief executive officer Mary Barra has confirmed that the carmaker is further localising the supply chain for Chevrolet Volt in the US amid new investment in its home state of Michigan. Among the key components coming to the state, GM’s Warren Transmission Plant will be the manufacturing location ...

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    Tesla’s ‘gigafactory’ to be built in Nevada

    2014-09-10T15:05:03Z

    The long-awaited news is out that Tesla’s $5 billion battery ‘gigafactory’ is to be built around Reno, Nevada. The factory, which is a joint venture with Panasonic, will produce Tesla’s lithium-ion battery packs. Nevada is the eventual winner of a battle that involved Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas for ...

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    ​Tesla will source battery materials from North America

    2014-04-08T11:24:49Z

    While the location of Tesla’s new lithium battery facility in the US is still being decided, the premium electric vehicle maker has announced its decision to use only raw materials sourced in North America for the batteries produced at its proposed new facility in the southern US, making for shorter, ...