Major companies with large fleets release new EV roadmap for car & truck manufacturers

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Members of the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance presented top vehicle manufacturers, including Volvo, GM, Daimler and Toyota, with a roadmap for developing the types of electric vehicles that companies plan to acquire in the US over the next five years.

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BMW Group opens new Additive Manufacturing Campus

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The BMW Group has officially opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus. The €15-million campus will allow the BMW Group to develop its position as technology leader in the utilization of additive manufacturing in the automotive industry.

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Bosch leading major research project on software-defined manufacturing

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Today, it often takes months, and sometimes years, for the technical elements of the manufacturing chain for a new model to be put in place, from supplier to final assembly. approaches, we are getting one step closer to adaptable manufacturing.

PEM electrolyzer company Ohmium closes $45M Series B; quadrupling manufacturing capacity

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PEM electrolyzer company Ohmium International closed a $45-million Series B financing round. The funds will support Ohmium’s rapid growth plan to quadruple hydrogen manufacturing capacity from 500 MW annually to approximately two GW annually by the end of 2022. The company has research and development facilities in the United States and India; manufacturing operations are in India.

Ford using autonomous mobile robot to operate 3D printers at Advanced Manufacturing Center

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At Ford’s Advanced Manufacturing Center, a mobile robot from KUKA operates the 3D printers completely on its own. This new process has the ability to change the way we use robotics in our manufacturing facilities. 3D printing Manufacturing Robotics Vehicle Manufacturers

BMW Group to open Cell Manufacturing Competence Center this fall

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The BMW Group will open its Cell Manufacturing Competence Center (CCMC) in the fall. BMW Group Battery Cell Manufacturing Competence Center / CMCC in Parsdorf near Munich (under construction); May 2022. The BMW Group sources battery cells from leading cell manufacturers.

The best Chinese EV manufacturer is an American company: Tesla


The best Chinese EV manufacturer right now happens to be owned by an American company, Tesla. During Tesla’s Q2 2022 earnings call yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk complimented the Chinese competition but noted that the best Chinese EV manufacturer is Tesla China.

Unifrax to build large-scale silicon fiber anode manufacturing line

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Unifrax, a global manufacturer of high-performance specialty materials, plans to build its first large-scale SiFAB (silicon fiber anode material) manufacturing line at its north central Indiana facility. SiFAB can be mixed into anode slurry with existing battery manufacturing processes.

Natron collaborates with Clarios on first mass manufacturing of Sodium-ion batteries

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Natron Energy, a manufacturer of sodium-ion batteries, and Clarios International Inc., a manufacturer of low-voltage advanced battery technologies for mobility, will collaborate to manufacture the first mass-produced sodium-ion batteries. Batteries Manufacturing

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Volkswagen Group software company CARIAD selects BlackBerry QNX for its software platform

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CARIAD, the Volkswagen Group’s software company, has selected BlackBerry QNX technology as one component of its software platform VW.OS. Autonomous driving Driver Assistance Systems Safety Software Vehicle Manufacturers

Nexeon raises more than $200M to fund Si-based anode materials manufacturing

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Further to the announcement of its strategic partnership with and investment from SKC on 26 January 2022, Nexeon, a leading battery materials developer and manufacturer has completed the second close of its fundraise resulting in a total investment of US$170 million. Nexeon is already supplying a number of Tier 1 global battery manufacturers and OEMs. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background

Proterra opens EV battery manufacturing line in electric bus factory

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Proterra has opened a new battery production line co-located in its EV bus manufacturing facility in Los Angeles County. The new battery production line will manufacture Proterra’s battery packs featuring next-generation cells. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Ascend Elements to invest up to $1B in Southwest Kentucky EV battery materials manufacturing facility; Hydro-to-Cathode

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This closed-loop manufacturing system generates minimal waste and carbon emissions compared to traditional cathode manufacturing, the company says. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background Materials Recycling

XPeng to double EV manufacturing at Zhaoqing to 200,000 units per year

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Chinese EV manufacturer XPeng signed an agreement with the Zhaoqing Municipal Government and the Zhaoqing High Technology Industry Development Zone to build the Phase Two expansion project of the XPeng Zhaoqing Smart EV Manufacturing Base located in Guangdong Province.

Nikola to acquire battery-pack company Romeo Power

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Headquartered in Cypress, California, Romeo is an energy storage technology company focused on designing and manufacturing lithium-ion battery modules and packs for commercial vehicle applications. cation platform is expected to lead to manufacturing excellence and expected annual cost savings of up to $350 million by 2026; reduce non-cell related battery pack costs by 30-40% by the end of 2023. The transaction has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies.

GM boosting face mask production; sharing mask manufacturing plans

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In addition, the company has shared its manufacturing plans with GM suppliers along with the Original Equipment Suppliers Association and the Michigan Manufacturers Association ( MMA ) to help other manufacturers ramp up their own production efforts.

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ZF joins Open Manufacturing Platform

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ZF Friedrichshafen AG is joining the Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP), which was announced in 2019 by the BMW Group and Microsoft. The aim of this initiative is to enable faster and more cost-effective innovations in the manufacturing industry. Internet of Things Manufacturing

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SEAT manufacturing automated ventilators with adapted windshield wiper motors

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Taking an assembly line that manufactures subframes, a car part, and adapting it to make ventilators has been a lengthy, difficult job involving many areas of the company, and we managed to do it in the record time of one week.

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Mercedes-Benz acquires electric motor technology company YASA

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Electric (Battery) Motors Vehicle ManufacturersMercedes-Benz has acquired YASA, a pioneer in next-generation electric drive technology.

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Top electric vehicles battery manufacturers in India

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Top electric vehicles battery manufacturers in India. Before we jump into the list of top EV battery manufacturers in India, let us discuss some things about electric vehicles batteries. Read further to know the Top electric vehicles battery manufacturers in India. .

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Volvo C40 Recharge LCA highlights huge potential of manufacturing and charging EVs with clean energy

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Materials production and refining, battery module production and manufacturing at Volvo Cars for a C40 Recharge results in nearly 70% higher GHG emissions compared to an XC40 ICE (E5 gasoline). Electric (Battery) Lifecycle analysis Vehicle Manufacturers

Direct lithium extraction company EnergyX secures $20M in funding commitments

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Direct lithium extraction (DLE) technology company Energy Exploration Technologies Inc. The company said that the funding makes it the highest-valued direct lithium extraction technology company on the market. Batteries Manufacturing Materials

Volkswagen selects China-based LEAD for European gigafactory battery manufacturing equipment

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LEAD) announced that it has been contracted by Volkswagen to supply battery manufacturing equipment for Salzgitter, accounting for more than 65% of the total equipment quantity for that 20 GWh gigafactory. Batteries China Electric (Battery) Europe Manufacturing

BMW-led consortium successfully implements industrialization and digitalization of additive manufacturing

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A project consortium funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and led by the BMW Group was launched three years ago, with small and mid-sized enterprises, large companies and research institutes. Manufacturing Market Background Robotics

Electric propulsion company Evolito acquires aerospace battery company Electroflight; full powertrain solutions capability

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Evolito, a privately-owned company designing and manufacturing electric motors and controllers for aerospace applications, has acquired the business and assets of aerospace battery solutions company '.

Electric motor company YASA enters innovation agreement with global automotive manufacturer for hybrids and EVs

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YASA, a leading manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors and controllers, signed a long-term joint innovation agreement with a global automotive OEM. The novel design is enabled by using powdered iron materials that enable complex magnetic parts to be manufactured easily. Last month, the company announced partnering with Rolls-Royce to provide the electric motors to power the world’s fastest electric airplane, scheduled for launch in 2020.

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Volvo Cars inaugurates new battery assembly line at Ghent manufacturing plant

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Volvo Cars formally inaugurated a new battery assembly line at its Belgian manufacturing plant in Ghent, where it will start building its first fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge P8, later this year. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Hyundai Motor and Unity partner to build meta-factory accelerating intelligent manufacturing innovation; digital twin

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Hyundai Motor Company and Unity, a platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content, announced a partnership to design and build jointly a new “metaverse roadmap” and platform for Meta-Factory.

Godawari E-mobility to invest Rs 150 Cr to set up EV manufacturing unit in Raipur

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Godawari E-mobility to invest Rs 150 Cr to set up EV manufacturing unit in Raipur. This move by the company comes to supplement the present leasing business of electric three-wheelers. The company aims to expand to 40-45 cities in South India from January to March.

Renault Group and Atos launch service to collect large-scale manufacturing data and accelerate Industry 4.0

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Renault Group and Atos have launched ID@scale (Industrial Data @ Scale), a new service for industrial data collection to support manufacturing companies in their digital journey towards Industry 4.0. ID@S” (Industrial Data @ Scale) will allow manufacturers to collect and structure data from industrial equipment at scale to improve operational excellence and product quality. Throughout the production process, manufacturers generate a phenomenal amount of data.

Volkswagen lays out its NEW AUTO strategy: transforming from manufacturer to software-driven mobility provider; Scalable Systems Platform

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Volkswagen Group executives laid out the basics of the new Group strategy “NEW AUTO – Mobility for Generations to Come”, which will see the Group realign from being a from vehicle manufacturer to a leading, global software-driven mobility provider.

China’s largest electric two-wheel vehicle manufacturer adopts Nidec in-wheel motor

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China’s largest manufacturer specialized in two-wheel vehicles, Yadea has more than 50 million users in 80-plus countries around the world. a company successful in Taiwan, and features a battery that can be replaced at any of the charging stations installed across town.

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Ricardo to assess feasibility of a UK-based battery manufacturing facility for niche volume EV manufacturers

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Ricardo has received UK Government funding to assess the commercial viability of a facility to assemble battery packs for UK manufacturers which produce fewer than 10,000 electrified vehicles per year. These UK electrified vehicle manufacturers include some of the world’s best-known prestige brands which create their luxury cars, special vehicles, or off-highway machines for a customer base in the low thousands. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

Mercedes-Benz joins Automotive Cells Company (ACC) as future equal shareholder; third gigafactory slated for Italy

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Stellantis, TotalEnergies/Saft and Mercedes-Benz have finalized the agreement to bring Mercedes-Benz onboard as a new, equal partner of Automotive Cells Company (ACC). Batteries Electric (Battery) Europe Manufacturing Vehicle ManufacturersEarlier post.) The partners have committed to increase ACC’s industrial capacity to at least 120 GWh by 2030.

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E-bike company Ariel Rider raises $14.8M in Series A

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Seattle-based e-bike manufacturer Ariel Rider has raised US$14.8 million in a Serie A round, which puts the company’s valuation at US$74.0 million.

Foxconn to develop battery manufacturing and EV ecosystem in Indonesia

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Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn), a global leader in smart manufacturing, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian Ministry of Investment/BKPM, IBC, Indika, and Gogoro to develop jointly a battery manufacturing and electric vehicle ecosystem in Indonesia. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background Other Asia

Altris to manufacture sodium-ion cathode material in Sweden

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Sodium-ion battery cathode producer Altris AB ( earlier post ) signed a deal with AB Sandvik Materials Technology to house the company’s first industrial-scale manufacturing facility in Sandviken. Sandviken becomes the third of Altris’ locations, joining the company’s Head Office and Research Laboratory in Uppsala and Sales Office in Guangzhou, China. Batteries Manufacturing Materials

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Ford to manufacture Mustang Mach-E in China; localized production of GT as well

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Ford announced that Mustang Mach-E, its first global pioneering SUV built on an all-new, all-electric platform, will be manufactured in China by Changan Ford for local customers. Ford is the first automobile manufacturer in China to offer cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology in mass production vehicles and will deploy C-V2X in Mach-E to help drivers in China anticipate potential driving hazards and improve traffic safety and efficiency.

Geely Auto forms new premium electric car company Zeekr; SEA EV architecture

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Geely Auto Group (Geely Auto) officially announced the widely reported formation of Zeekr—a new electric mobility technology and solutions company based in China that will serve growing global demand for premium electric vehicles.

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Brine-to-battery company EnergyX secures $450M funding agreement with Global Emerging Markets

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Lithium and battery technology company Energy Exploration Technologies announced a $450-million investment commitment from Global Emerging Markets (GEM). The proceeds from this capital investment will further the company’s commercialization efforts of its direct lithium extraction and refinery technologies. A tech-heavy ESG company mining in the emerging markets is a rare find. Batteries Manufacturing Materials Mining

Porsche gets into battery cells, creates new Cellforce battery manufacturing company


Porsche is getting into battery cells for the first time as it invests in Customcells and creates a new company, Cellforce, with the battery cell manufacturer.

GE Aviation acquires two additive manufacturing companies

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GE Aviation has acquired the assets of Morris Technologies, and its sister company, Rapid Quality Manufacturing, precision manufacturing companies operating in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio. The two privately-held companies, with about 130 Cincinnati-area employees specialize in additive manufacturing, an automated process for creating rapid prototypes and end-use production components.

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Koura acquires organosilicon electrolyte company Silatronix

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Koura , a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of fluoroproducts and technologies and part of the Orbia community of companies, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Silatronix , a specialist in organosilicon (OS) electrolytes ( earlier post ). The company is executing on a comprehensive energy materials strategy; the Silatronix acquisition complements Koura’s capabilities in energy storage deployment. Batteries Manufacturing Market Background Materials