EV news and analysis – Page 17

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    Dyson appoints Charker as head of automotive logistics

    2019-04-10T12:03:00Z

    Simon Charker has moved to a new role at Dyson as head of logistics, automotive. He was previously senior manager, EV supply chain landscape and has been with the company for three years.

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    Volkswagen seals lithium deal

    2019-04-10T10:56:00Z

    Volkswagen has signed a letter of intent with Ganfeng Lithium of Jiangxi province, China, to provide lithium to the OEM and its suppliers for the next ten years.

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    GM to build Chevrolet electric vehicle in US

    2019-04-02T17:52:15Z

    GM is to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle (EV) at the company’s Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan, instead of abroad as initially planned. Factors influencing the decision to build at a US manufacturing plant include supporting rules-of-origin provisions in the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA), the company said. ...

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    Toyota and Suzuki charge up hybrid partnership

    2019-03-27T11:26:32Z

    Japanese OEMs Toyota and Suzuki have agreed to begin considering concrete ways of working together, including the mutual supply of engines, platforms and technology.The step forward follows a business partnership memorandum the companies signed two years ago, fleshed out in more detail last May.Now they plan to bring together Toyota’s ...

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    Nissan ends Infiniti production in Europe

    2019-03-19T11:13:20Z

    Nissan is to cease assembly of its Infiniti luxury brand in the UK as part of a wider restructure that includes withdrawal from Western Europe, in order to focus on its largest growth markets in North America and China. Production of the Q30 and QX30 at the Sunderland plant in ...

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    Honda strikes deal with CATL on battery supply

    2019-02-12T15:04:47Z

    Japanese carmaker Honda has signed a cooperation agreement with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) under which the Chinese battery-maker will supply about 56 GWh of lithium-ion electric vehicle (EV) batteries by 2027.The accord, seen as way for Honda to diversify its supply sources, also provides for the companies to cooperate on ...

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    Nissan pulls plans to make X-Trail in Sunderland

    2019-02-04T11:04:05Z

    Nissan has reneged on a plan to make the next-generation X-Trail in the UK and will instead supply the European market with the crossover from its Kyushu plant in Japan.The decision – an obvious blow to the UK car sector – comes at a time when investment in the UK ...

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    VW sets up new components division to drive efficiency

    2019-01-28T15:23:04Z

    Volkswagen has established a new division – Volkswagen Group Components – tasked with reducing costs by €2 billion ($2.27 billion) while improving efficiency and taking on board the increasing importance of electric vehicles. Thomas Schmall (right), chairman of VW’s new Group Components division, with Stefan Sommer, VW Group board member ...

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    Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 launched

    2019-01-23T12:52:00Z

    Last year’s Automotive Logistics Awards winners Automotive Logistics is proud to announce the return of the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe. Following in the footsteps of last year’s highly successful inaugural event, the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 will once again recognise excellence and innovation in ...

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    Packing a punch

    2019-01-16T11:13:00Z

    Electric cars could revolutionise transport by providing a cheaper, safer and more environmentally friendly way to travel. The International Energy Agency forecasts that there will be 13m electric vehicles (EVs) on the road globally by 2020, while PwC Autofacts predicts that 55% of all new vehicle sales will be fully ...

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    Zotye seeks to break into US market

    2018-11-20T09:35:19Z

    Chinese carmaker Zotye Automobile has agreed to set up a US sales and distribution base in Lake Forest, California, in partnership with Haah Automotive Holdings. Haah, through its Zotye USA subsidiary, will have US distribution rights to sell Zotye Automobile’s full range of SUVs.The goal is to start selling in ...

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    Supply chain a factor in Dyson’s Singapore plant

    2018-11-06T16:16:36Z

    Electrical goods manufacturer Dyson has selected Singapore as the location for its first electric vehicle (EV) production plant.Jim Rowan (pictured), the CEO of the British company – which is best known for its home appliances – was quoted in media reports suggesting that the decision to make the car there ...

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    China's BYD invests in US bus plant

    2018-10-15T11:13:50Z

    Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD has invested $5m in a 9,300 sq.m warehouse to free up space at its electric bus plant in Lancaster, California.The new building currently stores around 15,000 different parts and will further streamline the handling of materials and supplies into the 41,800 sq.m manufacturing plant, the ...

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    Delphi delivers converter to Geely in China

    2018-10-03T11:42:26Z

    Delphi Technologies is producing a new vehicle propulsion device in China and has commenced deliveries to OEM Geely. The Suzhou plant set up by Delphi has started fully localised production of a combined inverter and DC/DC converter (CIDD), used in electric vehicles and hybrids to manage their electric drive systems. ...

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    A crisis in human capital

    2018-09-26T16:52:00Z

    As the automotive logistics sector continues to automate and let technology take the lead, there are some important human factors to resolve if such plans are to succeed – as delegates at this year’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit found out While the US car market may be ...

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    Mema slams Trump’s latest tariffs

    2018-09-19T12:03:55Z

    The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (Mema) in the US has criticised the Trump administration for imposing $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports. The duties start at a rate of 10% on September 24 and will rise to 25% in January.“[The measure] will serve as a tax increase ...

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    Chinese EV battery maker forced to stop output

    2018-07-11T09:16:06Z

    A reduction in Chinese government subsidies to electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers has forced battery maker Shenzhen OptimumNano Energy to cease operations for six months.The majority of staff have been told to take paid leave for the rest of the year from July 1. Meanwhile, the government is reported to be ...

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    VW realigns global components business

    2018-07-05T11:47:56Z

    Volkswagen is reorganising its global components business into a separate corporate division in an effort, it said, to improve efficiency, become more flexible and prepare for growth in electric vehicles. Group Components will sit under the aegis of Volkswagen AG alongside VW Passenger Cars and VW Commercial Vehicles.“We are preparing ...

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    Twinning talent with technology

    2018-06-19T16:03:52Z

    The rate at which emerging digital technologies are transforming the automotive logistics supply chain is hard to keep up with. As both an enabler of everything from platform design to procurement, finance and planning, and a disruptor of traditional supply chain operations, digital technology associated with industry 4.0 is driving ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to build compact EV in France

    2018-05-23T09:38:23Z

    Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Cars has chosen the Hambach factory in France as its base for assembly of a compact electric car under its EQ brand, part of a wider expansion of the company’s electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing capabilities.Preparations for the new model will start shortly, with around €500m ($585m) being spent ...