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    Bolt battery fires add to GM’s production problems

    2021-09-21T09:45:00Z

    Following a spate lithium battery fires affecting the Chevrolet Bolt EV, GM has extended the closure of its Orion assembly plant, which joins a number of other lengthy closures in North America because of semiconductor shortages

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    GM and Honda to share parts in joint EV development

    2021-09-07T11:30:00Z

    As part of their ongoing agreement for the joint development of electric vehicles, GM and Honda are reported to have agreed to share 50% of parts by value on future EV products

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    Article

    Clarity drives focus in the battery supply chain

    2021-09-06T15:00:00Z

    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

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    Gartner lays out how OEMs can navigate the global chip shortage

    2021-09-06T13:31:00Z

    Carmakers need to get better connected with the semiconductor manufacturers supplying them if they are to avoid the sort of disruption they are currently experiencing, including through investment in joint production

  • SAASteveCarlisle03
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    GM changes strategy in the scramble for secure battery and chip supply

    2021-08-26T16:51:00Z

    GM is looking for supplier partnerships to secure the supply of semiconductors and lithium-ion batteries as the automotive industry battles post-pandemic supply shortages and prepares for its electric future

  • Bo_Andersson_Avtosanoat
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    Bo Andersson takes up new role with Uzbek carmaker Avtosanoat

    2021-08-24T10:13:00Z

    The company said the appointment of Andersson will help it navigate the supply chain disruption currently affecting the automotive industry and help modernise production for the future

  • Sean_Bricknell_VolvoCars
    News

    Sean Bricknell appointed head of inbound logistics and packaging at Volvo Cars

    2021-08-23T13:07:00Z

    Sean Bricknell (pictured) has moved from BLG Logistics to take up a new role as head of inbound logistics and packaging at Volvo Cars

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    News

    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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    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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    Analysis

    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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    GM focuses on increasing vehicle deliveries in North America

    2021-06-07T14:27:00Z

    GM is pulling out all the stops to get vehicles delivered to its dealers and customers in the US and Canada in the midst of a semiconductor shortage that is affecting the automotive industry globally. Its all down to teamwork according to Phil Kienle, GM vice-president, North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations

  • OEM battery cell supplier database
    Article

    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.

  • EV and hybrid EV assembly plant database
    Article

    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

  • Gigafactory database
    Article

    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.

  • Ford Focus Saarlouis
    News

    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.

  • Tesla Gigafactory Texas snow
    News

    Texas winter storm blackouts hit automotive sector

    2021-02-22T15:06:00Z

    Severe weather conditions in the US state of Texas over the last ten days have closed down manufacturing locations, including vehicle and parts supplier plants, as well as disrupting delivery routes.

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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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    News

    GM plans to be globally carbon neutral in 20 years

    2021-02-01T09:55:00Z

    General Motors has said it plans to be carbon neutral across its global operations and products by 2040. It has signed the Business Ambition Pledge for 1.5°C, a global initiative driven by UN agencies, business and industry leaders that provides companies with science-based targets to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change

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    Article

    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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    Article

    Credit where credit is due

    2021-01-26T18:19:00Z

    The coronavirus pandemic meant 2020 was a tough year for everyone in the automotive sector. GM was no exception. While the carmaker’s sales for the calendar year reached 2.5m units, total deliveries were down 12% and retail deliveries down 6% for the year. However, toward the end of 2020 retail sales recovered to pre-pandemic levels. According to the carmaker’s executive vice-president, Steve Carlisle, that was down to the efforts made by GM’s workforce. They kept launches on track and each other safe.