Ford is ending vehicle production in India for domestic sales and exports because of ongoing losses and weaker demand for new vehicles, though engine production will continue for the Ranger in export markets
The increasing demand from the automotive industry for lithium battery materials could be the next big disruption unless OEMs adopt better risk and contingency analysis says Rekha Menon-Varma, co-founder and managing partner at Vertaeon
The shortage in the supply of semiconductors along with ongoing disruption caused by the Covid pandemic is hitting production at Ford and Volvo in the US and Europe this week
Ford has some very ambitious targets for pure battery electric vehicle production in the US through to 2030 and that includes a more vertically integrated battery supply chain.
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
As part of the The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment, Ford, GM, Honda, Stellantis and Toyota have drawn up five KPIs for the industry to follow designed to cut carbon from the inbound supply chain
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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.
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.
Ford has announced its engine plant in Dagenham, UK will export diesel engines for the next generation of Ford Transit Custom vans built in Turkey.
Ford and GM have been forced to extend assembly plant closures because of a shortage in the supply of semiconductors, a problem that continues to disrupt vehicle production globally.
After JLR, Ford has also announced that all its vehicles for sale in Europe will be pure-electric by 2030. It is investing $1 billion in its Cologne (Köln) plant to make that a reality. This move will be supported by the sharing of the VW Group’s MEB electric vehicle platform.
The US International Trade Commission has imposed a 10-year ban on SK Innovation for the importation, domestic production and sale of electric vehicle batteries within the US because of intellectual property theft from rival LG Chem. It is a tough sentence, but perhaps unsurprising given the context of the global push to electrification.
As Europe develops an appetite for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), with Volkswagen’s ID.3 even becoming the second-best selling car overall in December, North America continues to lag behind. Although it is unlikely to catch up to Europe any time soon, things are beginning to move when it comes to local manufacturing, with some major OEMs and some credible start-ups announcing big investments for new models.
A shortage of semiconductors is hampering global automotive production. Bettina Weiss, chief of staff and global smart mobility lead at electronics association SEMI, tells Marcus Williams why this is happening and why OEMs need to forge more direct links with the chip manufacturers