LG and Magna team up to tackle the electric powertrain market
January 15, 2021LG Electronics and Magna International are forming a joint venture to manufacture e-motors, inverters and on board chargers and, for certain automakers, related e-drive systems to support the growing global shift toward vehicle electrification.
Volvo Cars to triple electric production capacity in Ghent
January 12, 2021Volvo Cars says its tripling electric car manufacturing capacity at its plant in Ghent, Belgium as it prepares to meet fast growing demand for its Recharge line-up of chargeable cars.
Volvo Cars to produce electric motors in central Southern Sweden
December 09, 2020The company says it will assemble electric motors at its powertrain plant in Skövde, Sweden, and plans to establish complete in-house e-motor production by mid-decade.
Dana invests in electronic systems and control software specialist
October 29, 2020Dana Incorporated has acquired a non-controlling stake in Pi Innovo LLC, a leader in embedded software solutions and electronics control units for the light vehicle, commercial vehicle, and off-highway markets.
Infineon launches Traveo II Body microcontroller family for next-gen vehicle electronic system
October 06, 2020As drivetrain electrification and advanced driver assistance systems change the way we drive, the number and complexity of comfort features and other body functions in cars increases constantly.
EIT InnoEnergy invests in Slovenian electric in-wheel drive technology company
October 02, 2020EIT InnoEnergy has announced a EUR 4.2 million investment in Elaphe Propulsion Technologies Ltd. (Elaphe), a Slovenian provider of electric in-wheel-drive technology for electric vehicles.
thyssenkrupp responds to weaker market – realigns automotive system engineering
September 30, 2020The German group says it needs to further restructure itself due to continuing market weakness. In light of this, thyssenkrupp intends to split its System Engineering business into two independent companies, one for body and one for powertrain.
Dana strengthens electrification capabilities – sets up production in India
September 11, 2020Dana Incorporated plans to set up a 4’600 square metre facility in Pune, India, that will produce Dana TM4 low- to high-voltage electric motors, inverters, and vehicle control units.
Magna expands its powertrain business in Slovakia
August 27, 2020Mobility solutions company Magma says that it will expand its powertrain business with a new facility in Kechnec, Slovakia, the first powertrain metalforming solutions plant for the company in Europe.
Vitesco supplies the drive control unit for VW's ID.3 electric car
August 17, 2020Electric mobility is gaining momentum with a multitude of new models set to hit the road over the next few months – and Vitesco Technologies is at the center of the action on one major electric car platform: the Volkswagen ID.3, with the key drive control unit.
ROHM and Leadrive establish a joint laboratory
July 09, 2020ROHM and Leadrive Technology, a Chinese manufacturer of automotive powertrain for new energy vehicles, have already held the opening ceremony for their joint laboratory on SiC technology in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (Lingang New Area).
GaN and SiC power semiconductor markets set to pass $1 billion mark in 2021
July 02, 2020The emerging market for silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors is forecast to pass USD 1 billion in 2021, energised by demand from hybrid & electric vehicles, power supplies, and photovoltaic (PV) inverters.
Xpeng Motors opens new EV manufacturing plant
June 15, 2020Xpeng Motors, an electric vehicle and technology company, has opened the doors to its self-built wholly-owned factory in Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province.
COVID-19 decimates automotive power semiconductor revenue in 2020
June 09, 2020The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on sales of automotive power semiconductors, with falling demand for motor vehicles causing global market revenue to decline by 16 percent in 2020.
Vitesco and ROHM cooperate on Silicon Carbide Power Solutions
June 05, 2020The powertrain business area of Continental Vitesco Technologies and ROHM Semiconductor have recently signed a development partnership, beginning in June 2020.
Groupe PSA and Punch Powertrain team up on electrification
June 04, 2020Groupe PSA and Punch Powertrain have signed an agreement to establish a second Joint Venture and expand their strategic partnership in the field of electrification, to contribute to fight against climate change.
ZF completes its acquisition of WABCO
June 02, 2020ZF Friedrichshafen AG has successfully completed the acquisition of commercial vehicle technology supplier WABCO, having gained approval from all required regulatory authorities.
Vitesco to open new R&D centre in China
April 23, 2020Vitesco Technologies, the powertrain business of Continental, will build an R&D centre in Tianjin, China.
Marelli sets up NA headquarters in Michigan
March 11, 2020Tier 1 automotive supplier Marelli has signed a multi-year lease to relocate its North American headquarters to Southfield, Michigan.
Volvo Cars inaugurates new battery assembly line at Ghent plantLoad more news
March 05, 2020Volvo Cars has formally inaugurated a brand new battery assembly line at its Belgian manufacturing plant in Ghent, where it will start building its first fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge P8, later this year.