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    Carmakers in North America worst hit by semiconductor shortage

    2021-06-23T10:45:00Z

    Joe McCabe, president and CEO, AutoForecast Solutions, told delegates at this week’s FVL North America Live conference that the North American automotive industry has taken the biggest hit globally from the semiconductor shortage, with the crossover segment particularly disrupted

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    Polestar to make next electric SUV in US

    2021-06-21T11:45:00Z

    Polestar is building its next electric vehicle, the Polestar 3, at the Volvo plant in the US state of South Carolina in an effort to reduce delivery times and make procurement more efficient

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    Clepa calls for EU strategy to tackle semiconductor shortage

    2021-06-21T09:55:00Z

    The shortage in the supply of semiconductors has delayed the production of 500,000 vehicles globally and will continue to affect the automotive industry into 2022, according to the The European Association of Automotive Suppliers (Clepa)

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    VW puts carbon-neutral exports top of agenda for EV deliveries to the US

    2021-06-15T10:03:00Z

    Volkswagan has moved more than 8,000 units of its ID.4 electric SUV to the US from Germany since March this year and has set out to make the method of delivery as sustainable as the vehicle it is delivering, all part of its ‘goTOzero impact logistics’ strategy

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    Vehicle electrification shakes up export and import flows

    2021-06-11T15:00:00Z

    There are regional differences in the sales and manufacture of electric vehicles that are affecting finished vehicle logistics flows, with some countries with relatively small automotive output becoming the bigger EV exporters. That has consequences for finished vehicle logistics, as a new report from Ultima Media’s business intelligence unit, Automotive, makes clear

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    Cross-sector partnership to promote sustainable materials sourcing in Chile

    2021-06-11T11:34:00Z

    Daimler, VW, BASF and Fairphone have set up the Responsible Lithium Partnership to to promote sustainable development and tackle the negative impacts of material sourcing, beginning with a multi-stakeholder initiative into the impact of lithium mining in Chile

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    EV battery supply chains on the move

    2021-06-08T11:30:00Z

    As electric vehicles become serious business for OEMs, they are reassessing their battery supply and manufacturing bases, putting their eggs in multiple baskets and taking more control of the process.

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    Hyundai Glovis sets up customised shipping standards for EVs

    2021-06-07T11:39:00Z

    Hyundai Glovis has established a new process and set of standards for the global shipment of electric vehicles aimed at providing a safer and more secure service for traditional carmakers and start-up EV companies alike

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    Electric vehicle battery supply chain analysis 2021: How lithium-ion battery demand and production are reshaping the automotive industry

    2021-06-03T17:30:00Z

    Download this report for forecasts of lithium-ion battery demand, analysis of battery cell factories and insight on EV battery manufacturing and sourcing. 

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    Graham Hoare to head global operations at Britishvolt

    2021-05-24T14:12:00Z

    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.

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    Ford to form joint venture with SKI to localise battery supply in US

    2021-05-24T10:59:00Z

    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.

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    VW Group reports strong Q1 but chip shortage will damage Q2

    2021-05-11T10:25:00Z

    In its first quarter results for 2021 VW Group has reported a 21.2% increase in global vehicle deliveries on the same period last year, reaching 2.4m passenger and commercial units.

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    Polestar looks deeper into supply chain with Circulor

    2021-05-11T09:59:00Z

    Polestar has signed a deal blockchain technology provider Circulor that aims to extend its visibility of ethical raw materials sourcing.

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    Nio targets Norway for first vehicle exports

    2021-05-10T09:22:00Z

    Chinese electric vehicle start-up Nio will start exporting vehicles to Norway in September this year, beginning with the ES8 SUV. The carmaker will also introduce the ET7 luxury sedan in 2022.

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    VW cuts transport emissions by expanding Zwickau press shop

    2021-05-10T08:14:00Z

    Volkswagen’s electric vehicle (EV) assembly plant in Zwickau, Germany, has taken another step into sustainable manufacturing by investing €74m ($95m) to expand its press shop.

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    Building a future for vehicle trade after Covid

    2021-04-28T09:45:00Z

    Last year was one of unprecedented challenge for the UK’s vehicle handling ports but, as Marcus Williams reports, they maintained operations, invested in infrastructure and are taking lessons forward for future trade

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    Why just-in-time will remain the way forward for Toyota

    2021-04-27T10:54:00Z

    Leon van der Merwe is leading inbound, outbound and service parts logistics for Toyota Motor Europe. At this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe Live conference he told Christopher Ludwig about the carmaker’s strategy to modernise just-in-time and make Toyota’s logistics more sustainable

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    Greater cross-sector dialogue needed to solve chip crisis

    2021-04-27T10:16:00Z

    The current global shortage in the supply of computer chips to the automotive industry is causing significant disruption to production and looks likely to continue into next year. There are signs though that the current crisis could lead to new forms of partnership between the automotive and semiconductor industries, and a move away from the rigid hierarchy of the traditional automotive supply chain. That promises to lead to a more secure relationship for the future.

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    Mastering complexity and getting sustainable at VW

    2021-04-26T15:25:00Z

    Logistics at the Volkswagen Group is a complex business. There are currently 12 brands in the VW Group and every day 8,500 suppliers send parts into 70 assembly plants worldwide, from where finished vehicles are delivered to 150 markets. According to Matthias Braun, head of digitalization and concept development at VW Group Logistics, the company is looking at the latest technology to manage that complexity and do it sustainably.

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    European carmakers need a circular approach to EV production

    2021-04-23T10:09:00Z

    To meet ambitious goals to cut vehicle emissions in Europe, carmakers are focusing all their efforts on increasing the number of battery electric vehicles (EVs) they make and sell. There were more than 1m EVs and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) sold in Europe last year but by 2030 that number is expected to hit 5m in annual sales. That will put a big demand on lithium-ion battery production as carmakers seek to localise supply.