EV news and analysis – Page 21

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    SF Motors to buy AM General’s assembly plant in Indiana for $110m

    2017-06-28T12:09:48Z

    SF Motors, an electric vehicle company funded by China’s Chongqing Sokon Industry Group, has agreed to buy contract manufacturer AM General’s commercial assembly plant in the US State of Indiana, for a reported $110m. SF Motors will use the South Bend based facility to produce electric vehicles and said it ...

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    Ford and Deutsche Post team up on larger electric van

    2017-06-14T16:59:07Z

    Deutsche Post is to use the Ford Transit chassis as the basis for a new all-electric van to be built at the logistics company’s existing StreetScooter manufacturing plant in Aachen, Germany.Last November, Deutsche Post said that due to strong customer demand, it would be increasing production of its StreetScooter brand ...

  • Beijing Benz
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    Daimler agrees to buy share in BAIC's Chinese electric vehicle subsidiary

    2017-06-07T10:13:44Z

    Daimler has signed a framework agreement with its partner BAIC to work together on the development and manufacture of electric vehicles in China, as part of which the German carmaker will take a minority interest in BAIC's subsidiary, Beijing Electric Vehicle Company (BJEV). The agreement also involves investment in the ...

  • Generation EQ
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    Mercedes-Benz’s Rastatt plant to produce compact EQ model

    2017-05-31T15:29:25Z

    Mercedes-Benz has announced that its Rastatt plant in Germany will produce the compact class of the EQ range of electric vehicles. The 25-year old facility is the lead plant worldwide for the production of Mercedes-Benz compact cars. More than 300,000 A-Class, B-Class and compact SUV GLAs rolled off its production ...

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    Ford announces further leadership changes

    2017-05-31T14:19:06Z

    Ford has announced a swathe of further global leadership changes, just days after Jim Hackett was named as the carmaker’s new president and CEO.The changes have also been made to support the newly appointed leaders of the revamped organisational structure, which includes global markets, global operations and mobility.Hau Thai-Tang (pictured) ...

  • Volvo Daqing train
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    Volvo kicks off China-Europe rail service for S90 exports

    2017-05-30T17:47:20Z

    An initial shipment of Chinese-built Volvo S90s arrived by train in Zeebrugge, Belgium this week, making Volvo Cars the first carmaker to export China-made vehicles to Europe using rail.The shipment, which will be followed by a regular service according to Volvo, is a significant development in turning the Geely-owned Swedish ...

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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 ...

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    China approves JAC-VW electric vehicle production plan

    2017-05-24T14:52:31Z

    The China National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has given final approval for local carmaker JAC and Germany’s Volkswagen Group to jointly produce a new brand of passenger electric vehicles in the country. The two companies first signed a memorandum of understanding for an electric vehicle partnership back in September. ...

  • Yara Birkeland 1 (1)
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    Yara and Kongsberg to launch autonomous electric container ship

    2017-05-17T14:31:55Z

    Norwegian chemical and fertilizer producer Yara International has announced plans for the first all-electric, autonomous container ship.It is being developed in partnership with digital technology group, Kongsberg, and will ship products from Yara's Porsgrunn production plant to Brevik and Larvik in Norway.Named Yara Birkeland after the Norwegian scientist, Kristian Birkeland, ...

  • Anu Goel
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    Supply Chain Conference: Service parts logistics try to keep up with e-commerce

    2017-05-12T19:45:33Z

    The service parts sector is among the first distribution channels in the automotive market to feel disruption from the digital economy, as consumers increasingly buy goods and services online.Indeed, within the wider aftermarket, including the large share of the market held by independent distributors, consumers already make significant use of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Unterzeichnung
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    Borgward edges closer to Bremen return with assembly site deal

    2017-04-18T18:58:25Z

    Andreas Heyer (left), chairman of Bremen Invest, and Ulrich Walker, CEO of Borgward GroupGerman car brand Borgward and Bremen Invest have signed a deal over the purchase of a future assembly site in the German city.The memorandum of understanding covers a 140,000 sq.m piece of land in the Cargo ...

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    In-house competence propels Volvo and Continental’s logistics

    2017-04-18T18:55:12Z

    The inbound supply chain in China continues to develop at a fast pace, and getting to grips with the complexity around supply locations, regulations and production shifts is a significant task. For some manufacturers, including Volvo Cars and tier one supplier Continental, increasing in-house management resources and tools have been ...

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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 ...

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    PSA touts European scale and supply chain synergy in Opel/Vauxhall acquisition

    2017-03-07T02:15:58Z

    PSA Group and General Motors (GM) have come to an agreement over the sale of the latter's European business, specifically the Opel and Vauxhall brands, with the total price coming in at €2.2 billion ($2.33 billion), including a €900m deal for the financing division. The deal, which is expected to ...

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    Tesla says Model 3 production remains on schedule

    2017-03-01T17:18:05Z

    Tesla, which is about to shift into a mass production phase, has told investors it is on track to begin delivering its Model 3 electric vehicle (pictured) from July this year.The new car will see the company shift from being an 84,000 car per year producer to one manufacturing over ...

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    Nissan outlines UK supply chain and Brexit concerns

    2017-03-01T16:49:40Z

    In a wide-ranging discussion with UK lawmakers, Nissan Europe’s head of supply chain spoke of the company’s preferred outcomes post-Brexit, as well as warning of the need to increase domestic supply Colin Lawther, Nissan’s senior vice-president for manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing in Europe warned UK lawmakers in London ...

  • MercedesBenz Urban eTruck
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    Major brands reveal plans for electric truck trials

    2017-02-22T12:30:17Z

    MAN Truck & Bus and Mercedes-Benz Trucks have announced plans to allow customers to trial their respective electric trucks in real world situations, starting this year. MAN Truck & Bus, which is owned by Volkswagen Group, and an Austrian consortium, the Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL), have reached agreement on ...

  • Honda Hitachi
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    Honda and Hitachi announce plans for electric motor joint venture

    2017-02-07T16:59:35Z

    Honda has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hitachi Automotive Systems for the joint production of electric vehicle motors, just a week after announcing a hydrogen fuel cell partnership with General Motors (GM) in the US. Hitachi has been selling motors for electric vehicles since 1999 to a number of ...

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    Scania welcomes plans to promote electrified road technology

    2017-02-01T10:04:44Z

    Truckmaker Scania has welcomed plans by Sweden and Germany to speed up the development of electrified road technology.The plans are part of a new innovation partnership between the two countries launched on Tuesday (January 31st) during a visit to Sweden by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The partnership aims to strengthen ...