Tag: Production

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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Oct 23, 2018 - 02:52 pm

Dyson decides to build electric cars in Singapore

Vacuum cleaner maker Dyson has picked the spot for the electric car factory: Singapore. They want to break ground before the year’s end with the first EV to rival Tesla to roll of the lines by 2021. The choice builds on Dyson’s extensive workforce in the city state that is also the world’s second-largest container […]

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Oct 15, 2018 - 02:06 pm

Tesla electric car production reaches multiple milestones

October is shaping up to be a good for month for Tesla. They took the pressure of their quarterly reporting into their own hands and weathered Wall Street hitting back at them for wanting to go private, so that now all focus is back on production and with great effect.

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Oct 8, 2018 - 03:04 pm

Electric car start-up e.Go Mobile forced to delay deliveries

In an almost Tesla-esque move, e.Go Mobile, the latest start-up to come out of e-mobility hotbed Aachen, has sent an email to reservation holders: The delivery of their electric car e.Go Life would be delayed by months due to suppliers exercising caution after diesel-gate.

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Aug 28, 2018 - 05:39 pm

GreenPower triples e-bus production capacities

The U.S. bus manufacturer GreenPower has announced their intention of tripling their production capacities for electric buses. For this purpose, the company has leased a factory in the Californian Porterville with an area of more than 50,000 m².

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Aug 8, 2018 - 05:21 pm

Demand for lithium surging – production rate up too

Demand for lithium could double by 2025 due to the expected boom in electric vehicles, a forecast by the management consultancy Stormcrow Capital suggest. At the same time, production of the rare metal will triple over the next four years, GlobalData estimates.

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Jul 23, 2018 - 04:07 pm

Tesla plans to improve spare part replacement and service

Tesla has announced a series of new initiatives to improve their service around the globe. Among other things, a new distribution centre for spare parts was opened in California, tripling the capacity for parts of North America. A similar facility is planned for Europe, as well.

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Jul 16, 2018 - 02:44 pm

Akasol making better batteries for eCitaro by Daimler

Germany’s Akasol has got to work on the next generation of power packs for Daimler’s eCitaro electric bus. The next-gen batteries shall stay the same size but deliver 330 kWh rather than the initial 243 kWh. Series production will begin in 2020.

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Jul 15, 2018 - 12:27 pm

e.GO Mobile opens factory in Aachen

The German startup e.GO has opened their first factory to produce their electric car e.Go Life in Aachen. Once all is set up, a target of 10,000 vehicles per year will be produced here, with deliveries scheduled to begin at the end of 2018.

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Jul 4, 2018 - 03:40 pm

Tesla urges Model 3 holders to put capital where mouth is

When closing a critical quarter, the pressure was on Tesla to present numbers that speak of potential profitability. The company thus urged Model 3 reservation holders in North America to configure their car Bloomberg suggests. But there are more substantial numbers too.

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Jul 2, 2018 - 04:23 pm

Official: Tesla Model 3 production results in Q2

Data had been trickling out of Fremont with an occasional leak on Twitter but now it became apparent. Tesla has reached their Model 3 production target of 5,000 a week and is gearing up for 6,000 units next month. Also the overall results for Q2 are looking good.

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Jun 24, 2018 - 06:12 pm

Changan building large scale NEV factory

China’s Changan has begun works in Nanjing to build a production facility with an annual capacity for 240,000 new energy vehicles. Start of production is set for June 2020. By 2025, Changan want to build plug-in cars only.

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Jun 23, 2018 - 12:46 pm

VW & FAW to double electric car production facility

Volkswagen and its joint venture partner FAW are pressing to double their production facility in China. Their electric car production site in Foshan is currently churning out 300,000 EVs a year but it to grow into a “mega factory” with an annual capacity for over half a million units.

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Jun 18, 2018 - 03:10 pm

Magna expanding electric car production to China

Magna is en route to make it big in China as the supplier is preparing the launch of two joint ventures with BAIC. Together they want to develop new energy vehicles and Magna stands ready to take over an existing BAIC facility that builds 180,000 EVs a year.

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Jun 18, 2018 - 01:11 pm

First Performance Model 3 with AWD rolls off lines

The production lines at Tesla’s Fremont factory have rolled out the first Performance Model 3, weeks ahead of schedule. This is the first good news for the EV maker in some time and brings them closer to much desired profits.

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Jun 11, 2018 - 12:37 pm

Byton secures investment from CATL, closes with $500M

Electric car startup Byton has closed its latest round of financing. It collected half a billion dollars from investors, the latest being CATL that joins the likes of China’s FAW. Byton, led by former BMWi manager Breitfeld, is about to present their second concept EV.

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May 31, 2018 - 04:46 pm

Posco to construct 2nd cathode factory in Korea

Korea’s largest steelmaker Posco will build a second cathode production facility in the country next year. It will produce 6,000 tons of cathode a year before they are to expand production capacity to 50,000 tons by 2022.

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May 24, 2018 - 12:37 pm

BMW expands Leipzig factory to 200 BMW i models daily

BMW is investing more than 300 million euro in the expansion of their Leipzig factory, where the i3 and the i8 models are manufactured. The focus is on several major construction endeavors to improve and modernise chassis construction, painting, assembly and logistics.

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May 17, 2018 - 03:33 pm

EVs to be made in Croatia by Green Tech Group?

The Green Tech Group founded by Chinese investor Karl Soong, who wanted to buy Rimac, and Croatian entrepreneur Mladen Ninčević is planning to establish an EV factory in Croatia. They bought the grounds already and the plant is to be set up over the next ten years.

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May 16, 2018 - 02:14 pm

Irizar to make electric utility vehicles in Spain

It is Europe’s first “emobility plant” said Irizar at the inauguration of their new facility in Aduna, Spain. On a floor area of 18,000 sqm they want to build electric buses and other commercial vehicles en masse in order to keep up with demand.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/11/05/tesla-planning-multi-billion-investments-in-gigafactories/
05.11.2018 14:51