BMW Group develops sustainable material cycle for battery cells

The BMW Group has set itself the goal of creating a closed and sustainable material cycle for battery cells. With a new pilot plant that will produce lithium-ion battery cells, the company is taking the next logical step in penetrating all aspects of the battery cell value chain: from selection of materials, to battery cell composition and design, all the way to near-standard production and recycling.

AAM supplies electric drive unit for new Baojun E300 Plus in China

AAM supplies electric drive unit for new Baojun E300 Plus in China

American Axle & Manufacturing’s Electric Drive technology powers the all-electric Baojun E300 Plus from SAIC-GM-Wuling. The new 4-seat minicar went on sale recently in China.

ZF lays foundation of a new division for electrified drivelines for passenger cars

ZF lays foundation of a new division for electrified drivelines for passenger cars

ZF’s Supervisory Board has appointed Stephan von Schuckmann (46) during its regular meeting as new member to the company’s Board of Management. Von Schuckmann, who currently heads the Car Powertrain Technology Division, will succeed Michael Hankel (63) as of January 1, 2021. Hankel will then retire after 17 successful years with the company.

Britishvolt announces collaboration with Pininfarina

Britishvolt announces collaboration with Pininfarina

Manufacturer Britishvolt has announced a collaboration with renowned Italian design house Pininfarina, to build the UK’s first large-scale battery gigaplant at the former RAF base of Bro Tathan, Wales.

Renault hits 300,000 milestone in EV sales across Europe

Renault hits 300,000 milestone in EV sales across Europe

Renault has sold more than 300,000 electric vehicles across Europe as it continues to demonstrate its leadership in all-electric models. Renault’s Z.E. range now consists of five different models across both passenger and commercial vehicles including the New ZOE and the All-New ZOE van.

New automotive powertrain research centre to be built in the UK

New automotive powertrain research centre to be built in the UK

A new £70 million research and development centre is to be established in the UK with the ambition of becoming one of the leading independent facilities of its type in the world. Led by The University of Bath, the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) is designed to both accelerate the pace of innovation across companies of all sizes and to increase the supply of engineers with the skills needed to develop the next generation of clean vehicle powertrains.

smart joint venture establishes smart Europe GmbH

smart joint venture establishes smart Europe GmbH

The new global smart joint venture between Geely Holding (Geely) and Mercedes-Benz AG (Mercedes-Benz), formally registered as ‘smart Automobile Co. Ltd.’ (smart) in Hangzhou Bay, Ningbo, China at the end of 2019 has established ‘smart Europe GmbH’ (smart Europe) as a wholly owned subsidiary to supply, sell and service future smart vehicles in the European market.

Nikola breaks ground on Coolidge manufacturing facility

Nikola breaks ground on Coolidge manufacturing facility

Nikola Corporation, a global transportation leader in zero-emissions and infrastructure solutions, is one step closer to bringing a 1 million-square-foot manufacturing facility to Coolidge, Ariz. following an official groundbreaking ceremony on its approximate 430-acre parcel.