Mar 8, 2023 - 11:52 am
Samsung SDI will supply cylindrical battery cells to GM
Samsung SDI is to supply General Motors with cylindrical battery cells for electric cars. According to Korean media, the companies will build a joint manufacturing plant with an annual capacity of at least 30 GWh. And another carmaker could use Samsungs cylindrical cells.
Feb 16, 2023 - 02:43 pm
Stellantis has HEVO working on wireless charging
HEVO, a US provider of inductive charging technology, announces cooperation with Stellantis. The merger of PSA and FCA wants to start charging Stellantis electric vehicles wirelessly. A demonstrator is underway.
Feb 14, 2023 - 08:41 am
Ford announces new battery factory in the US
Ford is investing 3.5 billion dollars in a new plant for lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries in the US state of Michigan. It is working with Chinese battery maker CATL, who will licence the technology to Ford and provide technical assistance.
Feb 2, 2023 - 02:43 pm
ONE closes funding round with $300 million
US battery startup Our Next Energy (ONE), backed by BMW, among others, has closed a $300 million funding round. The Series B funding round resulted in a company value of over $1 billion.
Feb 2, 2023 - 01:46 pm
Freudenberg signs battery module supply deal with LG ES
Freudenberg e-Power Systems (FEPS) and LG Energy Solution (LGES) have signed a multi-year contract to supply lithium-ion battery modules. This is Freudenberg’s response to increasing demand from its truck and bus customers in North America and Europe.
Dec 16, 2022 - 02:06 pm
CATL & Ford are looking at jointly operating a battery factory
CATL and Ford are considering jointly building a US factory for LFP batteries. According to an agency report, the production facility will be fully owned by Ford but operated by CATL. This could make the plant eligible for subsidies from the US government under the Inflation Reduction Act.
Oct 26, 2022 - 05:27 pm
Magna expands EV component production in the USA
The automotive supplier Magna International is investing more than 500 million US dollars in two new production sites and the expansion of an existing plant in the US state of Michigan. An important customer for the eMobility components is General Motors.
Oct 9, 2022 - 03:20 pm
Michigan to fund new battery plants in the state
Michigan is about to approve $400 million in incentives to help companies build battery factories worth $4 billion in the state. Preliminary funding approvals confirm earlier rumours of VW partner Gotion High Tech planning to manufacture in the (former) centre of the US car industry. There are also implications for BMW.
Sep 23, 2022 - 03:36 pm
Mahle to invest in Michigan factory
Mahle Powertrain is investing $4m in a new powertrain dynamometer facility in Plymouth, Michigan, aimed at accelerating vehicle development as manufacturers continue the shift towards electrified vehicles. The facility is planned to be ready for operation in the third quarter 2022.
Jul 26, 2022 - 01:31 pm
US DoE to loan Ultium Cells $2.5 billion
The US Department of Energy has announced that it will provide a $2.5 billion loan to the battery joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution. Ultium Cells will use the money to finance the construction of new battery cell production facilities.
Jun 27, 2022 - 06:10 pm
Stellantis invests in two new test centres
Stellantis has invested €33Mn in two of its test centres to advance the development of electric vehicles and autonomous driving functions. The capital will support a safety test centre in Italy and a wind tunnel in the USA.
Jun 27, 2022 - 02:16 pm
GM temporarily shuts Hamtramck plant to upgrade
In the USA, General Motors has shut down production at its Factory Zero electric car factory in Detroit-Hamtramck for four weeks from today to prepare the plant for the production of more models. The aim is not only a wider variety of models but also to increase overall production capacity.
Jun 8, 2022 - 03:22 pm
FLO plans to build a new factory in the USA
FLO plans to open its first US manufacturing facility in Michigan in late 2022. The factory will help the EV charging business execute its US strategy, says the company. FLO plans to produce more than 250,000 EV chargers by 2028.
Jun 3, 2022 - 01:12 pm
Ford to invest $3.7 billion in US production
Ford has announced an investment of 3.7 billion dollars in its production in the US states of Michigan, Ohio and Missouri. With the equivalent of 3.4 billion euros, the production of electric cars is to be strengthened and 6,200 new jobs created.
May 10, 2022 - 03:30 pm
Roush to manufacture for Bollinger Motors
US electric vehicle start-up Bollinger Motors announced Roush Industries as the contract manufacturer to assemble its line of all-electric platforms and chassis cabs for commercial vehicles in Classes 3 through 6.
May 10, 2022 - 01:48 pm
Sodium-ion batteries progress in Sweden and the USA
Sodium-ion batteries are moving forward. In Sweden, Altris has announced its first industrial-scale cathode material production facility. Over in the USA, a project for the production of sodium-ion batteries is also becoming concrete with the collaboration of Natron Energy and Clarios.
Apr 27, 2022 - 12:00 pm
Ford completes the first serial electric F-150
Ford has started series production of the F-150 Lightning. The battery-electric pickup truck is built at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn in the US state of Michigan. Bill Ford even speaks of the “Model T of the 21st century”.
Mar 24, 2022 - 02:44 pm
LG Energy Solution to expand Michigan plant
LG Energy Solution is planning to expand its own battery factory in Holland in the US state of Michigan. With investments amounting to 1.7 billion US dollars, the production capacity for battery cells and battery packs is to be increased fivefold there.
Feb 2, 2022 - 03:27 pm
Electreon to build inductive test track in the USA
Electreon, an Israeli company specialising in inductive charging of electric vehicles, has announced its first project in the USA. This envisages a section of road up to one mile long in Detroit where electric vehicles will be dynamically and stationarily charged wirelessly. Operations are scheduled to begin in 2023.
Jan 24, 2022 - 12:55 pm
General Motors invests in NY components plant
General Motors is investing almost 154 million US dollars in its Lockport Components plant in western New York to produce components for electric motors in the future. Investments are also to be made in two locations in the state of Michigan.
Jan 20, 2022 - 11:14 am
GM receives tax break for factory renovation
General Motors has been granted a tax break for a planned $1.3 billion investment to expand its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan to produce more electric cars, according to U.S. media.
Jan 4, 2022 - 02:49 pm
Ford raises F-150 Lightning production targets again
Ford has again increased the production target for the all-electric F-150 Lightning. At the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, production of the electric vehicle is to be nearly doubled to 150,000 units annually in order to meet the high demand.
Dec 22, 2021 - 03:08 pm
TÜV Süd invests $44 million in Michigan EV testing facility
The German standards testing company TÜV SÜD has announced that it will invest 44 million US dollars in an approximately 7,400 square meter test facility for electric vehicle batteries near Detroit in the US state of Michigan. This is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2023 and will create 40 jobs.
Dec 13, 2021 - 11:54 am
GM considers 3rd Ultium battery cell factory in the US
General Motors and LG Energy Solution appear to consider building a third battery cell factory in the US to produce more Ultium cells to power future electric pick-up trucks. The decision is heavily dependent on state incentives, however.
Nov 25, 2021 - 04:32 pm
Allison launches first e-axle production
The US supplier Allison Transmission has completed a new production line for e-axles at its plant in Auburn Hills in the state of Michigan. The new 10,000 square metre facility will produce Allison Transmission’s eGen Power electric axles for commercial vehicles.