ABB expands EV charger manufacturing in US

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ABB E-mobility, a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, today announced new manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina. The operation builds on ABB E-mobility’s existing US manufacturing operations which produce transit bus chargers that range from 150kW to 450kW. The United States, along with vehicle OEMs, set the ambitious target that half of all new US vehicle sales are to be electric by 2030. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Manufacturing

BYD NEV sales up 262.9% YOY in October

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In particular, the New Energy Vehicle (NEV) sales reached 80,003 units, soaring 262.9% By the end of October, the cumulative annual sales of BYD passenger vehicles topped 200,000 units. China Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Sales Vehicle Manufacturers

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Volkswagen committing $7.1B to boost product line-up, R&D, manufacturing in North America; targeting 55% BEV sales by 2030

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billion over the next five years in the North American region (NAR) (Canada, Mexico, United States) to boost its product portfolio, regional R&D and manufacturing capabilities. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background Software Vehicle Manufacturers

Volvo Cars building €1.2B EV manufacturing plant in Slovakia; third in Europe

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Volvo Cars will build a third manufacturing plant in Europe, positioning the company well to meet the continued demand from its customers for electric cars and capture future growth potential. Volvo Cars has an ambition to move towards annual sales of 1.2

ClearFlame Engine Technologies hits multiple manufacturing, customer pilot, and fueling milestones

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies, a company developing net-zero engine technology ( earlier post ), has hit a number of key milestones through multiple partnerships with customers, manufacturers, and fuel providers.

Volvo Cars reports sales of 43,666 cars in August; Recharge models 21.9% of sales, 48% in Europe

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Volvo Cars reported sales of 43,666 cars in August, down 4.6% of the sales last month, with fully electric vehicles accounting for 5.7% of sales. European sales for August reached 10,995, down 15.8% All electric sales in August 2022 represented 13.2%

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.

Volvo Cars sales down 17.2% in February, share of electrified cars increased to 33%

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Volvo Cars reported sales of 42,067 cars in February, a decline by 17.2% Sales of Volvo Cars’ Recharge models made up for 33.0% of all Volvo cars sold globally during the month. Sales of fully electric cars increased by 229.5% of total sales. In the first two months of the year, Volvo Cars sold 89,628 cars, a decline by 18.8% Recharge sales increased by 7.0% of total sales. of total sales during the period.

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

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The MOU pertains to the fields of smart manufacturing, AI training and study as well as autonomous driving simulation. Digital Twin Manufacturing Market Background Simulation Software-Defined Manufacturing Vehicle Manufacturers

Lightning eMotors reports $4.6M of revenue in Q1 2021 from sales of 31 commercial electric vehicles

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and sales of 31 zero-emission commercial vehicles, across five specialty vehicle applications for its wholly-owned subsidiary Lightning Systems. Q1 2021 Highlights: Despite supply chain headwinds, Lightning Systems reported Q1 sales of 31 purpose-built, commercial electric vehicles.

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Porsche expects more than 80% of new vehicle sales to be all-electric in 2030

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In 2025, half of all new Porsche sales are expected to come from the sale of electric vehicles—again, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. In 2021, Porsche increased its deliveries in all global sales regions.

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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EIA: EVs and hybrids accounted for 11% of US light-duty vehicle sales in Q4 2021

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Hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicle sales in the Unites States have increased in recent months as sales of non-hybrid internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles fueled by gasoline or diesel decreased. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Market Background Sales

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New data shows nearly 2,000 zero-emission trucks and buses on California’s roads, 43 related in-state manufacturers

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Another displays information about companies with in-state zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) manufacturing operations. California is also home to 43 manufacturers of ZEVs and related equipment, including batteries and infrastructure products.

US Tire Manufacturers Association to produce standardized tire tread particles for researchers

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The US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) will produce cryogenically milled tire tread (CMTT) and provide samples to researchers to advance scientific study on tire and road wear particles (TRWP).

Kia targeting annual sales of 1.2M BEVs by 2030; 14 BEV models by 2027 including two electric pickup trucks

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These core business aims include: Accelerating electrification and achieving annual sales of 1.2 Starting with an annual global sales goal of 3.15 The company will make the sales of these vehicles the focus of future business growth. million BEV sales in 2030.

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ABB and HASCO create joint venture to drive smart manufacturing in China’s auto industry

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Automation expert ABB and China’s leading automotive parts supplier, HASCO, are forming a joint venture to drive the next generation of smart manufacturing in China’s automotive industry. The joint venture will build on the existing successful relationship between the two companies, leading to the development of highly flexible and sustainable auto parts manufacturing within HASCO’s China-based operations. Manufacturing Robotics04/01/2022 Images are for editorial use only.

Polestar 3 electric performance SUV to be manufactured in the US

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Polestar, the premium electric car brand from Sweden, announced that its first all-electric SUV will be manufactured in the United States. The forthcoming Polestar 3 will be manufactured alongside new Volvo vehicles at the Volvo Cars production center in Ridgeville, South Carolina.

PSA and Total create JV for manufacture of EV batteries in Europe; €5B investment

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With this partnership, the parties are setting up a world-class player in the development and manufacture of high-performance batteries for the automotive industry from 2023. Ensure industrial independence in Europe for the conception and manufacture of batteries, with an initial capacity of 8 GWh, reaching a cumulative capacity of 48 GWh on both sites by 2030. Position ACC as a major competitive player in supplying electric vehicle manufacturers.

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Stellantis aims for 100% BEV sales in Europe, 50% in US by 2030

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Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said that the company is targeting global battery-electric vehicle sales of 5 million units in 2030, reaching 100% of passenger car BEV sales mix in Europe and 50% passenger cars and light-duty trucks in the United States. Stellantis N.V.

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Volvo Cars reports sales of 58,667 cars worldwide in March, down 22.1%; electrified share increased to 36%

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Volvo Cars reported sales of 58,677 cars worldwide in March, a decline by 22.1% During the first quarter, the number of cars sold increased gradually to a total of 148,295 cars as the supply chain constraints affecting Volvo Cars and the auto industry continued to slowly ease. In March, sales of Volvo Cars’ Recharge models made up 35.5% of all Volvo cars sold globally during the month. Sales of fully electric cars made up 9.0%

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Chalmers study: ban on sales of fossil-fuel cars greatly reduces lifecycle GHG mainly due to tailpipe emissions; risk of carbon leakage in manufacturing

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Further, risks of carbon leakage over the full vehicle lifecycle may need to be addressed by extending current regulations of vehicle-specific tailpipe emissions to also cover carbon footprints for new cars, the researchers said.

Lordstown Motors closes assets sale to Foxconn; JV agreement for MIH-based EV development

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Lordstown Motors, an OEM of electric light-duty trucks focused on the commercial fleet market, has closed the sale of its Lordstown facility and signed a contract manufacturing agreement and joint venture agreement for product development with affiliates of Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn). Concurrently with the closing, Foxconn and Lordstown Motors entered into a manufacturing supply agreement for the Endurance. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background

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Ford Mustang Mach-E July sales up 15.8% from June; F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid up 23.4%; total sales down 31.8% y-o-y

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Ford’s electrified vehicle portfolio achieved a new July sales record, while expanding Ford’s electrified presence in California. Ford’s electrified vehicle sales were up 57.5% on sales of 9,103 vehicles, with Mustang Mach-E and F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid leading the way with sales of 2,854 and 4,498, respectively. Sales of Ford’s Mustang Mach-E in July grew 15.8% F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid had its best sales performance since launch, with sales up 23.4%

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Nikola & GM form strategic partnership; GM to engineer & manufacture Nikola Badger BEV & FCEV; 11% ownership

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General Motors will engineer, homologate, validate and manufacture the Nikola Badger battery electric and fuel cell versions. General Motors is one of the top engineering and manufacturing companies in the world. Nikola Corporation and General Motors Co.

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Volvo Cars chargeable models accounted for 25.5% of sales in July, 43% in Europe

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Volvo Cars’ Recharge line-up of chargeable Volvo models continued its strong momentum in July, accounting for 25.5% of all cars sold in the month. In Europe, more than 43% of all cars sold in July was from the Recharge line-up. Overall, Volvo Cars reported global sales of 56,883 cars in July, down 8.7% In the first seven months of 2021, the company sold 437,640 cars globally, up 31.7% US sales reached 11,575 cars in the month of July, up 19.4%

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Watt Electric Vehicle Co introduces PACES: EV platform for low-to-medium volume manufacturers; interlocking Al extrusions

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UK-based Watt Electric Vehicle Company has designed a state-of-the-art platform enabling low-to-medium volume manufacturers of cars and commercial vehicles to go electric without the cost burden of investing in their own specific chassis technology.

Dürr expands market access in battery manufacturing technology with cooperation with Techno Smart

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In order to keep up with the growing demand for e-cars, investments are being made in battery factories worldwide. The Japanese company’s coating systems are in high demand among battery manufacturers for electric cars. Batteries Manufacturing Market Background

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Nissan targets 40% of US sales to be fully electric by 2030

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Nissan North America has set a target that more than 40% of its US vehicle sales by 2030 will be fully electric, with even more to be electrified. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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

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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. Green hydrogen will play a critical role in our clean energy future. PEM electrolyzer company Ohmium International closed a $45-million Series B financing round.

Volvo Cars to triple electric car production capacity in Ghent after strong year of electrified car sales

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Volvo Cars is tripling electric car manufacturing capacity at its plant in Ghent, Belgium as it prepares to meet fast growing demand for its Recharge line-up of chargeable cars. In Europe, the share of Recharge cars of overall sales was 29%.

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Toyota develops packaged fuel cell system module for sale

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The new module will be easily utilized by companies that are developing and manufacturing FC products for wide variety of applications, including mobility such as trucks, buses, trains and ships, as well as stationary generators. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Vehicle Manufacturers

Honda targeting annual sales of 70,000 for electric Prologue SUV in 2024

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Honda announced an initial annual sales target of 70,000 units for the Prologue SUV, Honda’s first new volume battery-electric vehicle (BEV), when it goes on sale in 2024. Following the launch of Prologue, Honda-brand electrified vehicle sales will be boosted by the introduction of additional vehicles based on a new e-Architecture now being developed. Honda achieved record sales of electrified vehicles in each of the past three years, with sales momentum continuing in 2021.

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Ford develops and begins manufacturing new powered respirator; expanding other COVID-19 efforts

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Ford has also started providing manufacturing expertise to help scientific instrument provider Thermo Fisher Scientific quickly expand production of COVID-19 collection kits to test for the virus. In just three weeks under Project Apollo, we’ve unleashed our world-class manufacturing, purchasing and design talent to get scrappy and start making personal protection equipment and help increase the availability and production of ventilators. Health Manufacturing

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Dürr and Techno Smart partner on manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries for e-cars

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Dürr is positioning itself in the growing Li-ion battery market as a supplier of production technology and is expanding its market access to battery manufacturers through a cooperation with Techno Smart, a leading Japanese manufacturer of coating systems. Batteries Manufacturing

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6K raises $51M to accelerate advanced battery material development and global expansion of additive manufacturing powders

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6K, a developer of microwave plasma technology for the production of advanced materials for energy storage and additive manufacturing powders ( earlier post ), closed a $51M Series C financing round. Funding will also enable a tripling of production capacity for 3D metal powders at its 6K Additive division, increase the portfolio of powder product offerings, and expand its commercial sales activities globally. Batteries Manufacturing Materials

Lexus passes cumulative global sales of 2M electrified vehicles; HEVs and BEV

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Lexus announced that the luxury brand eclipsed the milestone of 2 million global sales of electrified vehicles—hybrids and battery-electric—at the end of April 2021. The future expectation is that the sales of electrified models will exceed that of the pure-gasoline variety.

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Mitsubishi Motors to raise proportion of electrified vehicles in total sales to 50% by 2030

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The specific targets for the next 10 years are: Reduce the CO 2 emissions from new cars by 40% compared to FY2010; Reduce the CO 2 emissions from MMC’s business activities by 40% compared to FY2014; and. Raise the proportion of electric vehicles in the total sales to 50 percent by 2030.

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Volkswagen of America reports Q1 2022 sales; ID.4 accounted for 4.2%

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Volkswagen of America reported Q1 2022 sales of 64,993 units (down 28.5% SUVs accounted for 76% of total sales in Q1; the battery-electric ID.4 sales totaled 2,755 units in Q1 (4.2%). The newcomer Taos racked up 13,674 units in Q1 2022 (21% of total sales.). Electric (Battery) Market Background Vehicle Manufacturersfrom 2021). Tiguan, the top seller in Q1 2021 dropped 33% to 18,233 units in Q1 2022, while retaining its top selling position.

Hybrids represented 52% of all Toyota Motor Europe sales in 2019; 63% in West Europe

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Toyota Motor Europe reported 2019 sales of 1,089,422 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, an increase of +5.2% With sales of 1,002,216 vehicles, Toyota sold more than one million vehicles for the first time since 2008 delivering 4.5% Total Lexus sales increased by 14.5%

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US light-duty diesel sales climb in 2018 to 500,000 units; 3% of sales

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Sales of diesel light-duty vehicles (Class 1-3) in the US in 2018 reached their highest annual level, coming in at more than 500,000 units—just over 3% of total vehicle sales—according to figures by Baum & Associates provided by the Diesel Technology Forum. The F-150 diesel is new for 2018; sales represented approximately 5% of total F-150 sales. Sales of these light-duty diesels represent approximately 0.8% Diesel Engines Sales

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CARB warns vehicle and engine manufacturers about hiding software or hardware changes that affect emissions

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) sent a letter to automakers and other vehicle and engine manufacturers encouraging them to disclose by the end of the year any unapproved hardware or software programs that impact emissions control systems in vehicles sold in California. Since then, CARB has found similar issues with other manufacturers as part of its ongoing enforcement efforts. Emissions Engines Regulations Vehicle Manufacturers

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ORNL, Lincoln Electric advance collaboration on large-scale metal additive manufacturing technology

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lincoln Electric announced their continued collaboration on large-scale, robotic additive manufacturing technology at the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing InnovationXLab Summit. The new agreement builds upon ORNL and Lincoln Electric’s previous developments by extending additive technology to new materials, leveraging data analytics and enabling rapid manufacture of metal components in excess of 100 pounds per hour.

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