Category: Automotive

  • New Rolls-Royce Small Turbine To Begin Tests To Advance Hybrid-Electric Flight

    Rolls-Royce announced its new small gas turbine that has been specifically developed to power hybrid-electric flight is set to begin testing. The engine is part of a turbogenerator system that is being developed for the Advanced Air Mobility market. This includes electrical vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) Aircraft for Urban…

  • Rheinmetall Develops New Plug-And-Play Solution For Heat Pumps; 400V And 800V Applications

    Rheinmetall now offers a new heat pump as a plug-and-play solution. This compact component comes completely preassembled and filled. Using intelligent thermal management, the new coolant system can increase the range of vehicles and lifespan of materials while simultaneously enhancing passenger comfort. It was developed specifically to enable precision climate…

  • Vitesco And ROHM In Long-Term Sic Supply Partnership; Total Project Volume Of US$1B+ To 2030

    Vitesco Technologies has secured strategically important capacities in energy-efficient silicon carbide power semiconductors through a long-term supply partnership with ROHM – worth more than one billion US dollars until 2030. The development partnership with the manufacturer ROHM, which began in 2020, created the basis for the supply partnership. Vitesco Technologies’…

  • Opel To Offer Battery-Electric Variant Of Every Model In 2024

    Opel announced that the successor to the Opel Crossland B-SUV will also be offered with all-electric drive in 2024. This means that every model in the product portfolio of the brand will be available as a battery-electric variant as early as next year. The wide range of battery-electric Opel models…

  • Opel To Offer Battery-Electric Variant Of Every Model In 2024

    Opel announced that the successor to the Opel Crossland B-SUV will also be offered with all-electric drive in 2024. This means that every model in the product portfolio of the brand will be available as a battery-electric variant as early as next year. The wide range of battery-electric Opel models…

  • Mitsubishi Electric To Add Second Production Building In Owariasahi, Aichi

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it will invest an additional 42.5 billion yen to construct a second production building for the manufacture of factory automation (FA) control-system products at Owariasahi City, Aichi Prefecture part of its Nagoya Works campus. The initial investment, announced on March 28, 2022, was for a…

  • Lightning Emotors Announces Production Launch Of GM-Based ZEV4 Work Trucks

    Lightning eMotors announced the production launch of its next generation General Motors (GM)-based Lightning ZEV4 work trucks. This announcement follows the company’s recent announcements of accelerated ZEV4 production to meet customer demands for Class 4 school buses and shuttle buses built on the same popular platform. Lightning is offering the…

  • Fortum And Terrafame To Collaborate On Recycling Battery Materials

    Nordic energy company Fortum and battery chemicals producer Terrafame have signed an agreement for an experimental project in which metals recovered from the black mass of EV batteries by Fortum will be utilized in Terrafame’s battery chemical production. Under the agreement, Fortum will supply nickel and cobalt recovered from the…

  • Michelin Announces The Acquisition Of Flex Composite Group

    Michelin and IDI announce they have reached an agreement on the terms by which Michelin would acquire 100% of Flex Composite Group (FCG) for an enterprise value of €700 million. FCG is a European leader in engineered fabrics and films with applications in highly technical markets such as marine, supercars…

  • Bosch E-bike Systems Expands Smart System Portfolio

    Product innovation for minimalist eGravel bikes, stylish eUrban bikes and lightweight eMountain bikes New compact Performance Line SX drive for eGravel bikes, eUrban bikes and light eMTBs More riding comfort in the city: Active Line and Active Line Plus now part of the smart system Purion 200: Control unit and…

  • Constellium And TARMAC Aerosave Partner To Advance Towards Full Aluminium Circularity In Commercial Aviation

    Constellium SE and TARMAC Aerosave will explore the development of technologies and processes to recover aluminium from end-of-life aircraft, and reutilize it within the aerospace value chain, while maintaining material properties and performance. The footprint of aluminium compares very favorably with competing materials used in aircraft production, and recycled aluminium…

  • Volkswagen To Introduce Electrode Dry-Coating In Battery Manufacturing; Partnering With Koening & Bauer

    Volkswagen’s PowerCo SE plans to introduce an electrode dry-coating manufacturing process in its battery cell production plants in Europe and Northern America. The new technology will significantly boost efficiency and sustainability in volume battery cell production. A subsidiary of Volkswagen Group and based in Salzgitter, the battery company aims to…

  • Customcells Launches Development Partnership With Oned Battery Sciences For BEV Cells

    Silicon nanotechnologies company OneD Battery Sciences (earlier post) and Germany-based battery developer Customcells (earlier post) have entered into a strategic, project-based partnership. The companies have agreed to optimize, manufacture, and deliver BEV prototype cells to a global automotive manufacturer in an initial joint project. Currently, most electric vehicles are either…

  • Nidec And Embraer To Form JV To Develop Electric Propulsion System For Aerospace

    Japan’s Nidec Corporation and Brazil’s Embraer agreed to establish a joint venture company, called Nidec Aerospace LLC, to develop electric propulsion systems for the aerospace sector. To be unveiled at the 54th biennial Paris Air Show this week, the JV aims to unlock new opportunities by providing an agnostic portfolio…

  • MOL Makes Strategic Investment In Ascension Clean Energy; Hydrogen-Ammonia Production Facility

    MOL Clean Energy, US, LLC (MCE), a 100% subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), and Clean Hydrogen Works, LLC (CHW) announced MCE as a Joint Venture shareholder in Ascension Clean Energy (ACE), a proposed $7.5-billion, clean hydrogen-ammonia production and export facility in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Other shareholders are CHW,…

  • Neste To Invest €111M In Liquefied Waste Plastic Upgrading Unit At Porvoo Refinery

    Neste has made the final investment decision to commence construction of upgrading facilities for liquefied plastic waste at its Porvoo refinery in Finland. With the investment of €111 million, Neste will build the capacity to upgrade 150,000 tons of liquefied waste plastic per year. Upgrading is one of the three…

  • Aisin Developing Ultrahigh-Efficiency EV Motor With Tohoku Magnet Institute

    Aisin Corporation is developing an ultrahigh-efficiency motor using NANOMET jointly with Tohoku Magnet Institute (TMI), in which Aisin invested in June last year. A prototype was exhibited at the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2023, in Yokohama in May. NANOMET is a nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloy that achieves both high saturation magnetic…

  • AISIN To Invest More Than $200M In New Production Lines For Two-Motor Hybrid Transmissions In N Carolina

    Aisin corporation, the fifth-largest tier 1 auto supplier in the world, announced that it will launch two new production lines with a total anticipated investment of more than $200 million at its aisin north carolina corporation (anc) facility in durham, north carolina. The new lines will incorporate a high level…

  • Lyten Opens First Automated Battery Pilot Line In US To Produce Li-Sulfur Batteries

    Lyten, Inc., developer of the Lyten 3D Graphene decarbonization supermaterials platform, commissioned its Lithium-Sulfur battery pilot line at its facility in Silicon Valley. The Lithium-Sulfur pilot line will begin delivering commercial battery cells in 2023 to early-adopting customers within the defense, automotive, logistics, and satellite sectors. Battery delivery will be…

  • Prelithiation Technology Company Nanoscale Components Enters New Growth Phase With Move To New Facility; Testing Equipment For Gwh-Scale Deployment

    Nanoscale Components, a developer of electrochemical prelithiation technology, is tripling its existing space and preparing for testing its latest equipment, which is designed for gigawatt-hour scale deployment. Prelithiation involves preloading the anode material with lithium prior to assembling the battery, as opposed to the conventional process of intercalating Li ions…

  • Arcelormittal And John Cockerill Announce Plans To Develop World’s First Industrial Scale Low Temperature, Iron Electrolysis Plant

    ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel company, and John Cockerill, a group leading the development of steel processing facilities and electrolysers, announce plans to construct the world’s first industrial-scale low temperature, iron electrolysis plant. The Volteron™ plant, which in a first phase will produce between 40,000 and 80,000 tonnes a year…

  • Nucor Announces Location For Second Utility Structures Production Facility

    Nucor Corporation announced that the Company’s Towers & Structures business unit will build its second state-of-the-art utility structures production facility in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Earlier this year the Company announced plans to build its first structure production facility in Decatur, Alabama. The new facility will be located adjacent to the Nucor…

  • Tevva Develops A Four Times More Efficient Regen Braking System With ZF

    British electric vehicle manufacturer Tevva has successfully completed development of the regenerative braking system on its 7.5t battery-electric truck. Part of this involved working with global Tier 1 supplier ZF to integrate its Electronic Brake System (EBS) for use in zero-emission Tevva electric trucks. The implementation of EBS (Electronic Brake…