Feb 22, 2023 - 05:05 pm
Toyota is eyeing electric car production in the US
Japanese media has learnt that Toyota wants to start producing electric cars in the USA in the summer of 2025. The company’s plant in Kentucky could churn out more than 10,000 electric SUVs per month by that time.
Dec 1, 2022 - 01:43 pm
UK: Ford is building up Power Unit plant in Halewood
Ford is increasing investment in its transmission plant in Halewood, UK, to boost the production of electric vehicle components. The US company announced £230 million last year and is adding £150 million to scale annual output from 250,000 to 420,000 units.
Nov 17, 2022 - 02:06 pm
Archer will manufacture eVTOL ‘Midnight’ in Georgia
California’s eVTOL startup Archer has selected a site in Georgia to install its first factory in Covington, near an airfield. The United Airlines partner targets making 650 flying cabs a year from 2024 and increasing capacity significantly within ten years.
Oct 21, 2022 - 03:39 pm
CATL postpones plans for new US plant again
Chinese battery giant CATL has decelerated plans for new plants in North America. Media reports refer to new rules on battery material sourcing as the reason since these would drive cost higher.
Oct 17, 2022 - 11:51 am
Tesla facing further battery cell production delays
The previously confirmed delayed start of battery cell production at Giga Berlin now appears to have a technical reason, too, in the dry coating of electrodes. According to local media, this could hold up manufacturing even longer than earlier reports suggested.
Oct 10, 2022 - 02:24 pm
USA: Magna may develop “rugged” Scout EVs for VW
Volkswagen may turn to Magna International to help them relaunch the Scout brand in the USA with a range of “rugged” new offroad EVs. Apparently, VW is in talks with the contract manufacturer and continues to consider getting a dedicated new platform for these vehicles.
Sep 2, 2022 - 12:32 pm
Redwood Materials closes in on search for sites in Europe
After Redwood Materials, founded by ex-Tesla CTO JB Straubel, announced in February that it would build at least two large-scale factories for recycling and battery material production in Europe, the search for a location appears to have narrowed considerably.
Sep 1, 2022 - 02:50 pm
Bosch will produce fuel cell stacks in the US
Bosch announces its first fuel cell stack production in the United States, bolstered with over $200 million investment. The new lines will go live at the supplier’s Anderson factory, South Carolina, and Bosch expects the stacks to power Class 8 hydrogen trucks from 2026.
Aug 30, 2022 - 02:35 pm
Freyr joins Nidec in Energy Storage Solutions business
Freyr has found its first major customer for battery cells from its debut factory in Rana, Norway. The Norwegian battery company struck a deal with the Japanese Nidec Corporation to supply 38 GWh of LFP battery cells from 2025 to 2030, with the option to increase the volume.
Aug 29, 2022 - 11:52 am
Panasonic considers another battery plant in the US
Tesla supplier Panasonic is looking to build another battery cell factory in the USA. After the Japanese company confirmed a plant in Kansas in July, media reports suggest Panasonic is looking at a similar facility in Oklahoma.
Aug 29, 2022 - 11:13 am
Xiaomi may build electric cars with BAIC in Beijing
Xiaomi appears in talks with BAIC to collaborate on producing electric vehicles and is exploring options to take a stake in a Hyundai plant, according to media reports. The technology company aims to make electric cars by 2024 but has hit regulatory hurdles.
Aug 7, 2022 - 03:36 pm
AMTE Power names Dundee as preferred site for UK plant
AMTE Power says that Dundee now was its „preferred site“ for its battery cell production. The proposed „MegaFactory“ at the Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) would ensure the business can rapidly scale up, so the company. Financing remains uncertain.
Aug 1, 2022 - 01:04 pm
Togg produces first electric cars in Turkey
Turkey’s budding EV manufacturer Togg has taken a key step toward series production. Togg released the first test cars straight off the lines in the Gemlik industrial centre, southeast of Istanbul. CEO Gürcan Karakas told German media more about the ambitious schedule.
Jun 29, 2022 - 04:29 pm
Freyr Board approves first battery cell factory
The Freyr Board has approved the Norwegian company to build the first battery cell factory in Rana, Norway, for production to start in the first half of 2024. Called Giga Arctic, the plant has been designed for an annual capacity of 29 GWh, according to the plan now approved.
Jun 29, 2022 - 03:35 pm
MAN to manufacture e-truck batteries in Nuremberg
MAN Truck & Bus says it will begin mass-producing high-voltage batteries for electric trucks and buses at its Nuremberg site from 2025. The company is ready to invest €100 million over the next five years at a place once famous for combustion engine production.
Jun 13, 2022 - 02:17 pm
CATL looking to gain billions by floating new shares
China’s battery giant CATL is looking to collect billions on the stock market. According to Bloomberg News, the company has kicked off a private placement that could raise about 45 billion yuan ($6.7Bn; €6.4Bn). The fresh capital is to finance expansion and R&D.
Apr 28, 2022 - 05:34 pm
Soelect & Lotte plan battery material plant in the US
Battery startup Soelect, backed by General Motors, among others, and South Korean chemical company Lotte Chemical plan to invest more than $200 million in a joint venture to build a factory for battery materials for use in electric vehicles in the US by 2025.
Dec 20, 2021 - 01:17 pm
GM starts delivering first electric vehicles on Ultium platform
General Motors announced deliveries of its first electric vehicles utilising the dedicated EV architecture Ultium. The US carmaker has handed over a GMC Hummer EV electric pickup truck and the first EV600 van from GM’s BrightDrop brand. FedEx is holding 500 of these vans on order.
Oct 30, 2021 - 07:18 pm
KIT develops novel method for faster electrode production
Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed and successfully applied an innovative concept for the simultaneous coating and drying of two-layer electrodes. This should significantly accelerate battery production.
Oct 21, 2021 - 11:41 am
VW Trinity EV to get extra production hall in Wolfsburg?
According to a media report, Volkswagen is considering building an entirely new production hall at its main plant in Wolfsburg to manufacture the future electric flagship Trinity there. However, the development of the model already appears around a year behind schedule.
Aug 25, 2021 - 02:49 pm
USA: Siemens to make one million EV chargers by 2025
Siemens says it will expand its US operations to support e-mobility infrastructure in America. The VersiCharge product line of commercial and residential EV chargers will be key to Siemens preparing to manufacture over one million such chargers for the US over the next four years.
Aug 3, 2021 - 04:28 pm
Mercedes & GROB-WERKE intensify battery cooperation
Mercedes-Benz intensifies its cooperation with its longstanding partner GROB-WERKE GmbH, a German specialist in battery production and automation systems. This includes the assembly of both battery modules and battery packs which are to power Mercedes-EQ vehicles from 2025.