The latest logistics developments at OEMs.



GM tackles costly supply chain disruption

2022-09-25T13:59:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Global supply chain and logistics experts from GM used last week’s ALSC Global conference in Detroit to outline the contingencies they were taking to tackle disruption to the inbound supply of parts

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BMW targets a more sustainable sourcing of key components

2022-09-19T19:30:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW is increasing the amount of recycled materials its uses in parts production while at the same time reducing the carbon emissions from the production process of those materials

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US climate act disqualifies most of current EV line-up, say industry groups

2022-09-13T11:20:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The US Inflation Reduction Act includes a range of incentives for localised EV and battery production but carmakers say stringent rules for eligibility are misaligned with current capacity

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Kia teams up with DB’s Encore on battery storage

2022-09-12T14:35:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Kia is working with Deutsche Bahn’s energy storage start-up Encore on the resue of EV batteries previously used in electric vehicles for new energy storage systems, with transport provided by DB’s logistics divisions 

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Renault Trucks opens sustainable Used Parts Factory

2022-09-08T11:23:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

As supply chain challenges and legislative pressures push OEMs towards recycling, Renault Trucks has chosen to make it a core part of the way that it treats its own trucks

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BMW using ICL system for vehicle logistics management

2022-09-05T15:45:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

ICL’s cloud-based vehicle logistics management system will help BMW more accurately track its vehicles and provide ETAs as well as supporting invoicing and freight claims


Mercedes-Benz making electric SUVs in US with local battery supply

2022-08-30T10:30:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Mercedes-Benz is now making fully electric SUVs at its US plant in Alabama, supported by local lithium battery supply


Porsche retrofitting headlights after supply shortage

2022-08-23T10:34:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

A shortage in the supply of matrix headlights to Porsche’s plant in Leipzig, Germany has now been resolved and the carmaker is working fast to now deliver the backlog of retrofitted vehicles

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Mercedes-Benz first to benefit from CATL battery plant in Hungary

2022-08-16T14:06:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

CATL is investing €7.34 billion in a 220-hectare greenfield site in Hungary for the localised supply of lithium-ion batteries to European carmakers, beginning with Mercedes-Benz

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Foton signs deal to export 1,000+ electric buses to Chile

2022-08-15T15:48:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The Chinese commercial vehicle maker has signed its biggest export order for electric buses worth RMB 1.6 billion and will deliver 1,022 vehicles to the Chilean capital, Santiago

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Nio to open battery swap manufacturing plant in Hungary

2022-08-09T08:23:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

To support its planned expansion of EV exports to Europe, Chinese carmaker Nio is opening a battery swap manufacuring plant in Hungary next month


Heavy rains hit Toyota production in Japan

2022-08-02T09:28:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Flooding has disrupted production at Toyota plants in Japan’s Aichi prefecture but the carmaker is rerouting semiconductors from those plants to minimise downtime elsewhere

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UK car output falls in H1 but EVs offer promise

2022-07-29T13:32:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The shortage in the supply of key components, including semiconductors, along with other supply chain disruption has hit UK passenger car production in the first half of 2022


Nissan imports first Ariya EVs through port of Tyne

2022-07-26T10:53:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Nissan has made its first volume delivery of Ariya pure-battery EVs to the UK via the port of Tyne. The vehicles were imported from Japan aboard the Nordic Ace car carrier


Oliver Blume to replace Diess as CEO of Volkswagen Group

2022-07-25T13:14:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Oliver Blume, a former head of production and logistics at Porsche, will take over from Herbert Diess as chief executive of VW Group from the beginning of September this year as the carmakers transforms its manufacturing and supply chain for electrification. 


VW increases deliveries of electric vehicles in Europe and China

2022-07-19T08:59:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

VW Group delivered more pure battery electric vehicles in the first half of this year and is building on efforts to make the global multimodal delivery of those vehicles cleaner


BMW assembly disrupted by train line damage

2022-07-18T16:49:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW has lost two shifts of production thanks to damage to rail lines connecting its Dingolfing plant in Germany

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China’s Nio to expand battery swap network, including overseas

2022-07-13T09:30:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Chinese EV maker Nio is boosting its lithium battery swap network over the next three years and will have almost 4,000 stations by the end of 2025, including in overseas markets

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VW Argentina signs Ceva for transmission logistics at Córdoba

2022-07-12T10:01:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ceva Logistics is now providing contract logistics for transmission production at VW Group Argentina’s facility in Córdoba 

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Mercedes hampered by Q2 parts shortages

2022-07-11T16:53:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Supply chain disruption cause by Covid lockdowns and semiconductor shortages have hit Mercedes-Benz sales in Q2 but EV production is growing stronger

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