Electric vehicles

The latest news, analysis and in-depth reporting on the changing supply chain and logistics processes for electric vehicle production and distribution, including lithium-ion batteries, production impacts, sourcing, regulatory requirements and more.

Top electric vehicle stories

  • Suppliers will charge the change: opportunities in the EV value chain

  • FCA–PSA fusion: first of the electric shock waves?

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    You gotta carry that weight: how bigger vehicles and EVs will challenge logistics

    2019-10-30T19:27:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison

    With forecasts for strong growth in marketshare for electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle sales over the next decade, moving parts and vehicles will require new equipment, processes and standards across OEMs and logistics providers

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    Global trade disputes could dim electric vehicle supply chain potential in key markets

    2019-10-28T19:43:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

    Trade uncertainties such as those between the US and China, or the UK and the EU, could put the brakes on growth in the electric vehicle and battery supply chain for some OEMs and countries, despite bullish forecasts for alternative powertrains 

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    FCA to add battery hub to Mirafiori plant

    2019-10-28T16:02:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

    FCA is to build a new battery assembly plant next to its Mirafiori car factory in Turin that will supply future generations of fully electric models

  • Automotive powertrain forecast 2020-2030

    Powertrain forecast to 2030: Navigating the road to electrification

    2019-10-24T19:21:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

    Download this report for forecasts of eight different powertrains across regions, including all degrees of hybridisation, electrification and internal combustion engines, which reveal changes that will have huge implications for the future of the automotive supply chain. The latest insight by the business intelligence unit of Automotive from Ultima Media

  • Logistics industry complains that cargo flows may be down

    Slovakia stays strong in straightened times

    2019-10-24T09:28:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

    The news announced earlier this year that Volkswagen (VW) was going to scrap 3,000 of the 15,000 jobs at its Slovakian plant came virtually out of the blue and sparked off speculation that the country’s authorities might have been so absorbed with labour reform during the ongoing election campaign that they have unintentionally made the domestic automotive sector less attractive for foreign investors.

  • AL CEE Summit, Budapest

    CEE: At the heart of Europe’s electric future

    2019-10-16T13:54:00+01:00By Joanne Perry

    OEMs and tier suppliers are investing in Central and Eastern Europe with a particular focus on electric, connected and autonomous mobility. Delegates at the Automotive Logistics CEE Summit in Budapest heard about the latest challenges and opportunities.

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    What took the air out of Dyson’s electric car project?

    2019-10-16T13:27:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

    The iconic manufacturer of vacuum cleaners has cancelled plans to develop and build an EV. That was probably a smart decision, considering the huge costs, competition and struggling market that Dyson would have been entering.

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    Vitesco Technologies to supply electric axle drives to PSA and Hyundai

    2019-10-16T09:03:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

    Industry newcomer Vitesco Technologies has signed accords with carmakers Groupe PSA and Hyundai to provide what it said is the first fully integrated, electric axle drive system for volume-production models.

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    Volvo Cars and Geely to merge ICE operations

    2019-10-15T13:51:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

    Volvo Cars and Chinese owner Geely intend to combine their internal combustion engine (ICE) activities to form a stand-alone business and become a new global supplier. The unit will develop next-generation combustion engines and hybrid powertrains.

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