SK Innovation: expansion in U.S. and Hungary
January 10, 2020South Korea’s SK Innovation Co Ltd has announced plans for a second electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in the United States and is considering expansion of another factory in Hungary, among other options.
ZKW expands locations in Mexico and Slovakia
January 10, 2020Before wrapping up 2019, the Austrian lighting systems specialist announced investments a total of over EUR 210 million euros in its production plants in Mexico and Slovakia.
Volkswagen starts pre-production e-mobility plant in China
November 11, 2019The new plant of the SAIC VOLKSWAGEN joint venture has been completed. It is purely built for the production of all electric vehicles on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB).
CATL starts construction of its first overseas factory in Germany
October 21, 2019A groundbreaking ceremony of the first overseas factory for lithium-ion battery maker CATL took place on October 18 in Thuringia, Germany, marking the start of construction of the first lithium-ion battery factory in Germany.
VW launches battery cell development and production in Salzgitter
September 23, 2019In Salzgitter (Lower Saxony)m over 1'000 jobs are to be created by 2023-24 for testing and producing battery cells. These jobs will be divided between Volkswagen’s development center and pilot line as well as the joint venture with Northvolt for battery cell production.
Volkswagen and Northvolt team up to build factory
September 06, 2019Volkswagen AG and Northvolt AB have created a 50/50 joint venture to build a factory for lithium-ion batteries. Construction of the production facility is scheduled to start in Salzgitter (Lower Saxony) in 2020.
Northvolt completes funding for first homegrown gigafactory
June 12, 2019Swedish battery manufacturing company, Northvolt, announces that is has completed the funding needed to enable the establishment of Europe’s first homegrown gigafactory for lithium-ion battery cells, Northvolt Ett, in Skellefteå, Sweden.
Renesas and SAIC Volkswagen unveil automotive electronics lab
June 11, 2019Renesas Electronics says that it has established a “Automotive Electronic Joint Laboratory” with SAIC Volkswagen Automobile Co., (SVW). The joint laboratory aims to accelerate research and development efforts to support emerging automotive electronics applications, starting with cockpit and vehicle control, for the Chinese automotive market.
Cree selected as silicon carbide partner for VW's FAST program
May 15, 2019Cree has been selected as the exclusive silicon carbide partner for the Volkswagen Group’s “Future Automotive Supply Tracks” Initiative (FAST). The aim of FAST is to work together to implement technical innovations quicker than before and to realise global vehicle projects more efficiently and effectively.
Volkswagen maps out its plan for battery cell production
May 15, 2019As part of its electrification offensive the Volkswagen Group is to move forward with setting up a battery cell production facility in Europe under a partnership.
Volkswagen relies on Infineon for its electric future
May 10, 2019Chipmaker Infineon is the newest partner in the Volkswagen Group's strategic supplier network FAST (Future Automotive Supply Tracks).
ABB supplies robot solutions to SAIC Volkswagen in China
May 02, 2019ABB signed a formal agreement with SAIC Volkswagen to provide robotics painting solutions for the first New Energy Vehicle (NEV) factory of the Volkswagen Group. Financial details were not disclosed.
PowerCell signs joint development agreement with Bosch
April 29, 2019PowerCell and Robert Bosch GmbH have signed an agreement regarding the development, production and sale of the PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack for the automotive segment.
‘Volkswagen Group China is going full-scale electric in 2019’
April 16, 2019The German car-giant says that China will play a key role in its global transformation and decarbonization program. Thus, this year will see an intensified roll-out of new energy models.
Hints of EV tax credit expansion boost GM, Tesla
April 10, 2019Tesla shares rose almost 1% and GM shares .2% on a recent Reuters report that a bipartisan proposal, expected to be attached to tax legislation within the next few months, would expand the existing EV tax credit by 400,000 vehicles per manufacturer.
Volkswagen tests highly-automated driving in Hamburg
April 05, 2019Volkswagen Group Research is testing automated vehicles in urban traffic in Hamburg. This is the first time Volkswagen has begun to test automated driving to Level 4 at real driving conditions in a major German city.
Volkswagen forms European battery union with Northvolt
March 22, 2019The Volkswagen Group and further European partners are joining forces to form the European Battery Union (EBU) with a view to forging ahead with battery research throughout Europe.
VW speeds up transformation – jobs at risk
March 13, 2019Volkswagen says it will be boosting the pace of its transformation following a solid fiscal year 2018. The group is taking steps this year to strengthen its competitiveness, this includes the start of the electric offensive and efficiency measures in production.
Volkswagen plans 22 million electric vehicles in ten yearsLoad more news
March 12, 2019Volkswagen is forging ahead with its technology overhaul; change of system and systematically aligning with electric drives. The Group is planning to launch almost 70 new electric models in the next ten years – instead of the 50 previously planned.