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Vitesco Technologies To Open New R&D Center In China, Underlining The Strategic Focus On Electrified Powertrains

Posted: April 21, 2020

Vitesco Technologies, the powertrain business of Continental, will build a research and development center in the Chinese port metropolis of Tianjin. The company has now signed a corresponding agreement with the Administration Committee of the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA). READ MORE...

Marelli Boosts Investment in Electric vehicle Technologies through Partnership with US technology Firm, Transphorm Inc

Posted: March 4, 2020

Leading automotive supplier, MARELLI,  announced a strategic partnership with US-based, Transphorm Inc., a semiconductor company focused on redefining power conversion. This partnership will enable Marelli to gain valuable access and insights into cutting edge technologies for the development of electric vehicles, in particular power converters, onboard chargers and inverters for electric and hybrid vehicles. READ MORE...

GKN Automotive launches strategy to make Electric Propulsion more affordable

Posted: December 16, 2019

GKN Automotive has begun working on a standardised three-in-one system for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles that integrates an electric motor, inverter and a single-speed transmission in a single module that offers heightened torque. The standardisation of the module will go a long way towards making e-mobility affordable. READ MORE...

Primearth Energy plans to establish a fourth battery factory in China

Posted: August 14, 2019

Primearth EV Energy, a subsidiary of Toyota, has planned to set up a fourth battery factory in China. Later on the completion of the plant in 2021, the manufacturer will produce NiMH batteries for Toyota hybrid cars with an annual capacity of 100,000 batteries. READ MORE...

CATL to add investment in the German EV battery facility and R&D Center

Posted: June 27, 2019

China-based CATL plans to increase its investment in its German battery manufacturing and R&D base by up to 7.5 times. The reason is that many German automakers like BMW and Volkswagen are shifting focus from ICE-powered vehicle to electric for EU’s strict emission rules, which will be in effect in 2020. READ MORE...

Tesla plans to manufacture its own battery cells to reduce dependence on Panasonic

Posted: June 27, 2019

Tesla is finding ways to manufacture its own battery cells for cheaper, high performance EVs without having to pay or share data and resources with outside vendors or partners. The decision of in-house manufacturing is because of the lack of battery supply, which affected the automaker’s production and sales of EVs. READ MORE...

GM Korea’s Gunsan factory to produce EVs under Myoung Shin

Posted: June 26, 2019

South Korea’s automotive components supplier Myoung Shin will acquire GM Korea’s abandoned Gunsan plant for KRW113bn (USD98m). The supplier will additionally invest KRW137bn (USD118.5m) to manufacture EVs on an original equipment manufacturing basis starting 2021. READ MORE...

Volkswagen positive on battery cell supply secured for the first wave of EVs

Posted: June 24, 2019

German automaker Volkswagen has denied problems with the battery cell supplies for its upcoming electric vehicles (EVs), after its announcement to invest EUR1bn (USD1.1bn) in a battery cell plant in Salzgitter, Germany in partnership with Swedish battery maker Northvolt. Other automakers like Audi and Hyundai have suffered supply chain issues for batteries. READ MORE...

Energy Absolute looks to capture Thai EV market with Mine Mobility EVs, charging stations, batteries

Posted: June 21, 2019

Thailand’s Energy Absolute’s EV subsidiary Mine Mobility has received 4500 orders for its SPA1 EV hatchback. The vehicle has a driving range of 200km (124 miles) and five Bangkok area taxi unions have already placed an order for 3,500 of the cars. READ MORE...

DTS Draexlmaier Automotive System Thailand to supply battery to BMW EVs

Posted: June 21, 2019

DTS Draexlmaier Automotive System Thailand plans to begin production of high-voltage battery in July 2019 to supply BMW’s plug-in hybrid electric vehicles manufactured in Rayong, Thailand. According to the company the plant will run two final processes of lithium-ion battery for EVs: module production and pack assembly. READ MORE...

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