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    Automotive partnership offers guidance on carbon reporting

    2021-07-19T13:55:00Z

    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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    Tramosa using robots for vehicle yard management

    2021-07-12T11:50:00Z

    Tramosa is using autonomous robots provided by Stanley Robotics for the movement and parking of vehicles at its vehicle compound in Creutzwald, France.

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    Low vehicle inventory pushes up prices in US

    2021-07-01T15:29:00Z

    Carmakers are fighting hard to meet strong demand for their vehicles in the US because of production shortfalls, meaning inventory is at its lowest point for ten years and average transaction prices are rising

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    Making the best of it at Mazatlán

    2021-06-18T11:29:00Z

    Terminal Marítima Mazatlán (TMAZ) runs the finished vehicle terminal at the Mexican port of Mazatlán and over the last decade the company has invested $20m in infrastructure and technology to increase volumes. While Covid has hit throughput Nissan remains committed and TMAZ is gearing up for a return in trade 

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    OEM and lithium-ion battery cell supplier database

    2021-06-03T18:33:00Z

    Keep up with changing supplier relationships between electric vehicle manufacturers and battery cell suppliers in this database.

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    Electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle plant database

    2021-06-03T17:33:00Z

    Track factory locations for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles by manufacturer, model and location

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    Lithium-ion battery gigafactory database

    2021-06-03T17:33:00Z

    Track electric vehicle lithium battery gigafactories by manufacturer, location, manufacturer, current and planned gigawatt (GWh) capacity.

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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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    Ford to export Transit Custom diesel engines from UK to Turkey

    2021-04-06T10:36:00Z

    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.

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    Carmakers forced to extend shutdowns because of microchip shortage

    2021-03-09T10:31:00Z

    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.

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    Ford Europe invests $1 billion in Cologne for EV production

    2021-02-22T18:05:00Z

    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.

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    SK Innovation banned from the US for 10 years following LG lawsuit

    2021-02-12T15:00:00Z

    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.

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    Carmakers ramp up plans for North American BEV manufacturing

    2021-02-01T11:24:00Z

    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.

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    A fab future for the automotive sector

    2021-01-29T13:14:00Z

    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

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    Good things come in sustainable packages

    2021-01-27T09:09:00Z

    The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) is an association of vehicle makers and suppliers that works with US government bodies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on projects designed to advance environmental sustainability while providing economic value to the automotive supply chain. At the end of 2020, the SP published guidance on sustainable packaging aimed at reducing waste in the automotive sector and increasing the amount of packaging that could be recycled

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    Ford cuts its losses in Brazil with closure of all production in 2021

    2021-01-12T09:54:00Z

    Ford will shut all three of its production facilities in Brazil this year and import vehicles from other markets in South America, including neighbouring Argentina and Uruguay, to meet demand in the country.

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    AI and automation need people and quality data to succeed

    2020-12-23T16:22:00Z

    Experts from BMW, Ford, Symbio Robotics and Cosmo Tech discussed how artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in automotive production need fast ramp-up times and adoption by employees to succeed. High-quality data and use of simulation are also key.

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    Watch: Supporting production through automation – from AI to cobots (Ep.4)

    2020-12-18T09:30:00Z

    This Livestream Hour episode discusses how automation and AI can support automotive manufacturing with technology leaders from BMW and Ford, together with systems and software specialists.

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    Sustainable packaging a priority for the automotive sector

    2020-12-13T18:20:00Z

    Carmakers and tier suppliers affiliated under the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) have published guidance on sustainable packaging aimed at reducing waste in the automotive sector and increasing the amount of packaging that can be recycled.