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BMW reaffirms commitment to broad powertrain mix


BMW will continue to develop a wide range of powertrains, the company’s CEO, Harald Krueger, said Thursday.


PwC Autofacts: Not enough EVs to meet European demand

2019-05-08T09:02:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Carmakers aren’t yet building enough electric vehicles to satisfy fast-rising demand, according to a new study by PwC Autofacts.


Borgwarner forms battery JV with Romeo Power

2019-05-08T08:56:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Borgwarner plans to enter into a joint venture with Romeo Power Technology to manufacture battery packs for electric vehicles.

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Renault addresses "last-mile" deliveries with experimental van

2019-04-17T15:27:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Renault unveiled an experimental electric and connected van designed to improve the efficiency of so-called “last-mile” deliveries in urban areas.

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Analysis: Covestro sees new automotive opportunities as cars evolve

2019-04-09T17:37:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

With the car undergoing some of the biggest changes in its 130-year history, companies such as materials maker Covestro hope to capitalize on the fresh opportunities emerging in the automotive supply chain.

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Byton completes cold-weather tests of M-Byte prototype

2019-04-03T11:42:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Electric-vehicle startup Byton said it has completed cold-weather testing of its M-Byte prototype.


Study: UK drivers know relatively little about electric cars

2019-03-28T09:05:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

A new survey conducted in the UK found that potential car buyers know relatively little about currently available electric vehicles.


Honda North America prepares for the EV era

2019-03-26T11:56:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Honda is making some some massive changes across its operations in North America as it prepares for a surge in production of electric vehicles and a big rise in supply chain and technology costs.


Volkswagen leads European battery consortium

2019-03-25T14:02:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen and Swedish green battery specialist Northvolt have formed a European battery consortium that they hope will accelerate research in a key technology for electric vehicles.

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Digitalization set to help BMW cut costs

2019-03-20T15:43:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

BMW’s CEO is pointing to digital technology, including virtual simulations, as a means to save huge amounts of money.

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Faurecia, Michelin join forces in fuel cell technology

2019-03-20T07:45:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Tire maker Michelin and interiors specialist Faurecia plan a joint venture to combine their fuel-cell related activities.

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VW calls for more decisive German government intervention to boost electric mobility

2019-03-19T11:42:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess is calling on the German government to act decisively to adopt an extensive package of measures that will make electric vehicles more popular.


German auto industry debates its electric future

2019-03-18T16:46:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard, Goetz Fuchslocher

Electrification, driverless-car technology, environmental strategies and new business models are among the top priorities of the German auto industry, but executives, in town for a two-day meeting last week, emphasized vastly different priorities.

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Diess: Volkswagen's new 10 year plan is 70 electric models by 2030, MEB platform open to third parties

2019-03-12T12:37:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

Volkswagen CEO, Herbert Diess, told reporters at the company’s annual media conference in Wolfsburg that the group would expand its target of electric vehicles to 70, up from the 50 previously announced.

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Norway is the global leader in electric car sales

2019-03-07T11:22:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

As a percentage of total sales, Norway’s car buyers are wholeheartedly embracing electric vehicles as this chart form Statista shows. Other European countries remain behind, while China has a huge lead in numbers of electric vehicles sold.

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Back to the future as electric concept cars dominate at Geneva Motor Show 2019

2019-03-06T15:03:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

Geneva Motor Show saw a rash of new electric vehicles and concepts from Honda, Nissan, Fiat and Volkswagen, as auto industry enters the era of mass electrification.


Mapping the future of R&D in the automotive supply chain

2019-03-05T14:44:00+00:00By Andrew Williams

What IT tools are OEMs and suppliers using to support and manage the rapidly changing R&D processes?

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German OEMs in 68 billion euro push to take control of EV market

2019-03-05T11:23:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

Reports in German media suggest that BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen are set to invest 60 billion euros ($68 billion) over the next three years on electric cars and automated driving.


Tesla to close showrooms and move sales online

2019-03-05T10:21:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Tesla is closing its showrooms globally and moving to an online sales model to reduce overheads across the business. The carmaker hopes this will deliver its Model 3 at a lower price of $35,000.


OEMs face technology investment challenges for a changing supply chain landscape

2019-02-20T10:53:00+00:00By Jessica Twentyman

Around the world, technology decision-makers at automotive OEMs and their suppliers are wrestling with some difficult decisions. How can they digitalise their supply chains in order to compete more effectively in the industry today, while at the same time preparing those supply chains for major disruption down the road?

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