Valmet Automotive begins Battery Production In Salo

Valmet Automotive has started the production of automotive batteries in its new plant in Salo, Finland. The battery plant project has progressed on schedule, and with the ramp up of production volumes, Valmet Automotive will continue recruiting more employees to the Salo plant.

TÜV SÜD officially unveils its NEV Testing Laboratory in Changzhou

TÜV SÜD officially unveils its NEV Testing Laboratory in Changzhou

TÜV SÜD Group’s Changzhou New Energy Vehicle Testing Laboratory was officially opened to boost the development of Chinese new energy vehicle industry, improve the quality of Chinese new energy vehicle EV battery, and better protect the driving safety of consumers.

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Volkswagen Group China to invest heavily in e-mobility

Volkswagen Group China to invest heavily in e-mobility

Volkswagen Group China, together with its Chinese partners, plans to invest over €4 billion ($4.4 billion) next year, with around 40% of this investment going towards e-mobility.

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BMW Group orders Battery Cells worth more than €10 billion

BMW Group orders Battery Cells worth more than €10 billion

The BMW Group is forging ahead with electromobility and deepening its existing business relationships with battery cell manufacturers CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited) and Samsung SDI.

Groupe PSA Inaugurates assembly line for electrified powertrains at the Trémery plant

Groupe PSA Inaugurates assembly line for electrified powertrains at the Trémery plant

On November 20, Groupe PSA inaugurated its electrified powertrain assembly line at a ceremony attended by Jean Rottner, President of the Grand Est Region and Yann Vincent, Executive Vice President, Manufacturing & Supply Chain for Groupe PSA.

Faurecia and Michelin formalise their joint venture for hydrogen mobility

Faurecia and Michelin formalise their joint venture for hydrogen mobility

Michelin, the world leader in tyres and sustainable mobility, and Faurecia, a leading technology company in the automotive industry, have formalised the creation of Symbio, a Faurecia Michelin Hydrogen Company, a joint venture combining all their hydrogen fuel cell dedicated activities, with the aim of becoming a world leader in hydrogen mobility.

Teijin signs License Agreement with Shanghai Energy to develop EV Battery Separators

Teijin signs License Agreement with Shanghai Energy to develop EV Battery Separators

Teijin Limited announced that it has signed an technical license agreement with Shanghai Energy New Materials Technology Co., Ltd.(SEMCORP) for the manufacture of solvent-based coating separators used in lithium-ion secondary batteries (LIBs) for electric vehicles.

Škoda begins production of the battery-powered CITIGOe iV

Škoda begins production of the battery-powered CITIGOe iV

Škoda Auto has taken the next step on the path to electrifying its model range: the first CITIGOe iV rolled off the production line at the Volkswagen plant in Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava. The zero-emission five-door city speedster is the brand’s first battery-powered car. Its real-life range allows drivers to cover up to 260 km, yet the car still boasts high torque and dynamic driving performance.

Continental to supply tyres for new Volkswagen ID.3

Continental to supply tyres for new Volkswagen ID.3

Continental tyres are to be factory-fitted to the recently presented Volkswagen ID.3. Volkswagen has granted approvals for summer and winter tyres for 18- and 19-inch rims.

Cree and ABB announce Silicon Carbide partnership

Cree and ABB announce Silicon Carbide partnership

Cree, Inc., the global leader in silicon carbide technology, and ABB’s Power Grids business have announced a partnership to jointly expand the rollout of silicon carbide in the rapidly-growing high-power semiconductor market.

BYTON awarded Dealer and Distributor Licenses in the US

BYTON awarded Dealer and Distributor Licenses in the US

BYTON, the premium electric vehicle manufacturer, announced that it has received from the state of California both a dealer license for its US retail entity, BYTON Cars California, LLC, and the distributor license for its North American distribution entity, BYTON Americas, LLC. Together these newly-licensed entities build the foundation of the company`s innovative hybrid retail model in the US.

Volkswagen to launch 75 all electric models by 2029

Volkswagen to launch 75 all electric models by 2029

The Volkswagen Group is continuing to invest strongly in its future. As part of Planning Round 68, the investment plan for 2020 to 2024 has been drawn up. The plan was discussed during the meeting of the Supervisory Board and approved.

ZF and Wolong Electric plan joint venture for production of Electric Motors and Components

ZF and Wolong Electric plan joint venture for production of Electric Motors and Components

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and China’s Wolong Electric Group Co., Ltd are stepping up their existing cooperation. The two companies have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture that will produce components and electric motors for automotive applications. This partnership will enhance the ZF product portfolio and further improve competitiveness in electric driveline systems.

Robert Bosch GmbH aqcuires Midroc New Technology’s shares in PowerCell Sweden AB

Robert Bosch GmbH aqcuires Midroc New Technology’s shares in PowerCell Sweden AB

PowerCell Sweden AB has been informed that the German company Robert Bosch GmbH has acquired all Midroc New Technology’s shares in PowerCell Sweden AB. In total 5,848,531 shares, representing 11.3% of the votes and capital in PowerCell, has been acquired.

Volkswagen's ID.3 to be assembled in Dresden Glass Plant from autumn 2020

Volkswagen's ID.3 to be assembled in Dresden Glass Plant from autumn 2020

Volkswagen continues to step up the pace of its electric offensive: The ID.3 will be assembled at the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden in addition to the Zwickau plant.

Schaeffler and Audi moving forward together

Schaeffler and Audi moving forward together

Schaeffler and Audi are set to remain a formidable Formula E team in the future, with an agreement concluded between the globally active automotive and industrial supplier from Herzogenaurach and the brand from Ingolstadt.