Tag: Michigan

Sep 17, 2021 - 12:35 pm

Pre-series production of Ford F-150 begins

Ford has started pre-series production of the F-150 Lightning. The electric pickup truck is scheduled for market launch in spring 2022. Due to the high demand, Ford has now confirmed that it will significantly increase production.

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Apr 28, 2021 - 12:43 pm

Ford wants a battery plant in Michigan

Ford is taking its first steps towards producing its own battery cells. The US carmaker has now announced that it will build a global battery centre of excellence called Ford Ion Park in southeast Michigan. Lithium-ion and solid-state batteries are to be developed and manufactured in small series there.

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Apr 7, 2021 - 04:21 pm

General Motors announces electric Chevy Silverado

General Motors has officially announced a pure battery-electric Chevrolet Silverado. The electric Chevrolet pickup truck is to be produced at the electric vehicle plant ‘Factory Zero’ in Detroit-Hamtramck. However, GM has not yet given a concrete schedule for production.

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Nov 11, 2020 - 04:27 pm

Ford builds out US plants for production of EVs

Ford has announced a number of investments to build out several US plants to produce electric models and components. The Van Dyke transmission plant will also build electric motors in future and in Kansas City, Ford will invest 100 million dollars in manufacturing capabilities for the e-transit.

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Sep 19, 2020 - 09:58 am

Ford lays founding stone to produce the F-150

Ford has now officially laid the foundation stone for a new facility next to its truck plant in Dearborn, Michigan, to produce the electric version of the F-150 pickup truck from mid-2022. A hybrid version of the pickup truck will also be produced there.

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Jul 8, 2020 - 12:49 pm

GM’s Orion Township plant suddenly goes all electric

In the USA, the General Motors plant in Orion Township in the Detroit area in Michigan State is becoming the Group’s second to go fully electric, right after GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant. While the conversion to electric cars was planned for Detroit-Hamtramck for a long time, the transition at Orion Township has been somewhat sudden.

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Jun 5, 2020 - 01:19 pm

GM planning electric delivery van

General Motors is reportedly working on a purely electric delivery van to go into production at the end of 2021. Also, the US carmaker is said to have imminent cooperation plans with CATL in China.

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Apr 21, 2020 - 03:27 pm

Akasol orders battery production systems from Woll

The battery systems manufacturer Akasol commissioned Woll Maschinenbau from Germany to develop and supply highly automated production systems. From mid 2021, the new battery systems of the type AKASystem AKM CYC will be manufactured in Darmstadt.

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Mar 10, 2020 - 11:24 am

Self-driving delivery bot trundles around Ann Arbor

Refraction AI is currently testing its autonomous REV-1 e-trike in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Looking like a cargo-bike without the rider, the self-driving electric cargo bot can carry up to 40 kilos of groceries, food, or medicine and has a top speed of about 20 kph. In times of quarantines, this EV may come in handy […]

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Feb 26, 2020 - 03:17 pm

GM to begin upgrading Detroit factory in March

Preparations for the conversion of the Detroit-Hamtramck production facility into a pure electric car plant, announced by General Motors at the end of January, will begin in March. There are also reports of concrete subsidies for the planned GM battery factory in Ohio.

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Feb 11, 2020 - 12:54 pm

Akasol ups Manz battery production equipment

The German battery systems manufacturer Akasol has commissioned the mechanical engineering company Manz to supply production equipment for its new location in Darmstadt, Germany. The order also includes several options – including for its US location – and could amount to a double-digit million euro figure.

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Jan 31, 2020 - 01:03 pm

General Motors confirms electric Hummer

The electro-revival of the Hummer brand is official. The General Motors subsidiary GMC has now confirmed the rumours and has given the first key data of the GMC Hummer EV. A 30-second spot during the Super Bowl is set, and GM will fully unveil the monster EV in May 2020.

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Dec 18, 2019 - 10:40 am

Ford is gearing up Dearborn for electric pickup

Ford has announced investments of around 700 million US dollars in their Dearborn plant. The factory in the US state of Michigan is to prepare production for the electrified variants of the F-150 pickup, among other things.

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Oct 29, 2019 - 12:19 pm

Navistar founds startup for electric buses and trucks

The US commercial vehicle manufacturer Navistar is founding its business unit for EVs under the name of Next eMobility Solutions. The aim is to offer electric school buses from the end of 2020 and medium-weight e-trucks from the beginning of 2021.

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Oct 21, 2019 - 12:28 pm

GM rumoured to electrify pickups & SUVs

General Motors is apparently planning a whole series of electric pickup trucks and SUVs to be produced at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant. This could result in significantly more electric models coming onto the market than expected.

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Aug 20, 2019 - 01:45 pm

Ford plans 2 mid-sized crossovers on new BEV platform

Ford’s plans to produce next-generation electric cars in Michigan are becoming more concrete. Two battery-electric mid-range crossover models are apparently planned, one for the Ford brand and another for the Lincoln brand. Both models would be based on a new BEV platform.

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Jun 26, 2019 - 07:12 pm

Akasol opens battery production plant in Detroit

Commercial vehicle battery system supplier Akasol has just announced the opening of a production facility in the greater Detroit area in the US state of Michigan. Production is scheduled to start in 2020, and by 2021, the production of 400 MWh will apparently be possible by means of a three-shift operation.

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Feb 4, 2019 - 01:40 pm

Freudenberg buys majority of XALT Energy

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has increased its stake in the US battery specialist XALT Energy from 31.8% to 50.1% and is now the majority shareholder of the Michigan-based company, which develops and produces lithium-ion technologies for the commercial vehicle industry.

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Nov 11, 2018 - 01:52 pm

GM makes personnel changes for EV production

The change to electrified transport has caused some major changes for General Motors in Michigan: About 3,000 employees, particularly powertrain engineers, are being moved from the Global Propulsion Systems Center in Pontiac to the GM Technical Center in Warren.

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Jun 27, 2018 - 01:30 pm

Eaton launches eMobility business unit

Power management firm Eaton creates a new division aptly named eMobility to develop high-voltage technologies for hybrid and electric vehicles. Solutions will include supercaps, converters or transmissions for heavy-duty EVs and Eaton earmarked $500M over the next 5 years.

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Mar 10, 2018 - 02:28 pm

BASF and Toda found cathode subsidiary in USA

The announced founding of a new subsidiary company by BASF and Toda has now been completed. BASF Toda America (BTA) will be making NCM and NCA cathode materials for use in e-mobility. The move is part of BASF’s globalisation strategy.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/17/pre-series-production-of-fords-f-150-begins/
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