Tag: Production

Oct 11, 2019 - 02:46 pm

Dyson discontinues electric car project

Dyson has axed all plans to build electric vehicles. Founder Sir James Dyson announced the surprise move in an email to employees, saying the project is not commercially viable. Dyson will rechannel the £2.5 billion already invested in other technology.

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Sep 6, 2019 - 06:28 pm

Porsche puts the Taycan into serial production

Just in time for the IAA, Porsche plans to start production of the first Taycan customer vehicles on September 9. Porsche now also confirms that it has increased its stake in Rimac Automobili from ten to 15.5 per cent.

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Aug 12, 2019 - 02:30 pm

EDAG develops EV assembly technique

The German development service provider EDAG has developed a scalable floor assembly for electric vehicles. According to EDAG, the Scalebase makes it possible to flexibly scale floor assembly for almost all middle and upper-class electric vehicles.

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Aug 6, 2019 - 12:40 pm

Tesla loses another production manager

Tesla lost another important manager this month: J. Eric Purcell. Purcell spent almost seven years with Tesla and was most recently responsible for production quality at the Fremont plant.

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Jul 29, 2019 - 10:26 pm

Porsche reveals number of pre-orders for Taycan EV

Porsche has released an update on numbers for the company’s first electric car, the Porsche Taycan. With clients able to register their interest, Porsche has collected almost as many pre-orders as they plan to produce electric vehicles.

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Jul 29, 2019 - 09:51 pm

Electric car battery line to be built in Slovakia

The Slovakian group InoBat and the US energy technology company Wildcat Discovery Technologies plan to build a production line for electric car batteries in Slovakia. Construction of the 100-MWh line is scheduled to start in 2020.

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Jul 4, 2019 - 01:44 pm

Borgward’s electric car factory in Bremen falls

The plan by the revived carmaker Borgward to produce electric cars in Bremen, which had previously already come to a standstill, is now completely off the table. The reserved area will likely go to another company. It is unclear what the future holds for Borgward.

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May 13, 2019 - 10:11 pm

Volkswagen Board releases €1Bn for battery cell factory

Volkswagen’s supervisory board has announced the automaker’s entry into battery cell production and is ready to invest one billion euros. Depending on the political circumstance, VW wants to set-up production in Germany at its Salzgitter site in Lower Saxony.

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Apr 27, 2019 - 04:41 pm

BYD plans fourth new energy vehicle factory in China

BYD is massively expanding their electric car production capacity in China. The manufacturer has now struck an agreement with the Changzhou city government to build a fourth car factory, which will have a capacity of 400,000 electric cars per year. Existing sites will ramp up as well.

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Apr 10, 2019 - 09:51 pm

Webasto increases e-mobility engagement in Korea

Webasto acquired the entire South Korean joint venture Webasto Donghee for 100 million euros, making it the largest acquisition in its history. With this deal, the supplier is expanding its core businesses in Asia and gets closer to Hyundai-Kia.

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Apr 10, 2019 - 09:14 pm

Porsche reclaims axle production for Macan EV

With the fully electric Macan to enter production in Leipzig early on in the next decade, Porsche is integrating axle assembly on-site. So far, the factory had outsourced this work to a supplier and Porsche says, the new unit will create more than 100 jobs and help keep motors a USP.

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Mar 28, 2019 - 06:28 pm

BMW Mini to remain in Britain no matter the Brexit

BMW says it will still start production of the electric Mini model in the UK later this year as planned despite the insecurity surrounding Brexit. The German carmaking giant had made plans way ahead, and production chief Oliver Zipse seemed unfazed even with the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

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Jan 24, 2019 - 01:52 pm

Hyundai to produce Kona electric car in India

Hyundai plans to produce its fully electric Kona in India starting in the second half of 2019. The plan is linked to an investment of 70 billion rupees (around 870 million euros) in the Hyundai plant in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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Dec 3, 2018 - 01:38 pm

Tesla working to steady Model 3 output at 1,000/day

Tesla has achieved a production rate of 1,000 Model 3 a week and now it is all about steadying that flow. Elon Musk said he had walked the line bit by bit last month and asked employees to make keeping the production rate their “top priority”.

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Nov 27, 2018 - 06:08 pm

JLR & Chery turn China factory into EV centre

Chery Jaguar Land Rover, the British company’s Chinese joint venture is planning to invest 7BN yen (over 900M euros) in the local development and production of electric cars. This will see them turn their existing facility in Changshu into a powerhouse for EV testing, R&D and manufacturing.

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Nov 27, 2018 - 05:16 pm

Wallbox launch China JV to make charging equipment

Wallbox Chargers of Spain set up a new joint venture with Chinese Changchun FAWSN. Together they aim to sell up to half a million Wallbox charging stations a year. A new factory in the manufacturing city of Suzhou, close to Shanghai, will cover the entire production.

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Oct 24, 2018 - 03:43 pm

VW may build 3 electric car models in North America

As Volkswagen is pushing for global electrification, their plant in Chattanooga has made it back onto the map. VW’s main man for e-mobility, Thomas Ulbrich, mentioned up to three EV models that could be built there. A final decision has yet to be made though.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/10/11/dyson-discontinues-electric-car-project/
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