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Tesla selects Volex as a NACS coupler manufacturer

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Volex plc, an integrated manufacturer of critical power and data transmission products, is now a licensed partner of Tesla for the North American Charging Standard (NACS) EV Charging system.

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Volkswagen to introduce electrode dry-coating in battery manufacturing; partnering with Koening & Bauer

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Volkswagen’s PowerCo SE plans to introduce an electrode dry-coating manufacturing process in its battery cell production plants in Europe and Northern America. As a result, two of four process steps in electrode manufacturing become obsolete. The new processing technology is to exit development stage at the end of 2024.

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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. Last year, the BMW Group produced about 300,000 parts by additive manufacturing.

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DOE announces $2.5B loan to Ultium Cells for three US battery cell manufacturing facilities

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billion loan to Ultium Cells LLC to help finance the construction of new lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Tennessee, and Michigan. The cells manufactured by Ultium Cells LLC are large format, pouch-type cells that use a nickel-cobalt-manganese-aluminum (NCMA) chemistry to deliver more range at less cost.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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DOE issues battery manufacturing Lab Call for solid-state and flow battery manufacturing

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced partnering opportunities for industry to work with National Laboratories on manufacturing scale-up and associated verification and validation for flow batteries and solid-state lithium batteries. ( DE-LC-0000027.0001 ) Topic 1. There are significant barriers to overcome before commercial use.

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Ford to invest C$1.8 billion in Oakville complex for EV manufacturing in Canada

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billion) in its Oakville Assembly Complex to transform it into a high-volume hub of electric vehicle manufacturing in Canada. Ford Motor Company is investing C$1.8 billion (US$1.3 The current 487-acre Oakville site includes three body shops, one paint building, one assembly building. Earlier post.)

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