Geely opens R&D centre in Germany

May 17, 2019    OEM

Geely Auto Group, China’s leading privately-owned automotive company, has formally opened a new research and development facility at Raunheim, Germany, to accelerate innovation in new propulsion systems and next-generation mobility technology.

Six start-ups join Volkswagen’s Incubator programme

May 16, 2019    OEM

Six new start-ups have been decided on for the founders programme in the Future Mobility Incubator at the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden. The winners of the final pitch were the following start-ups: AVILOO from Vienna, Kopernikus from Berlin, NAVENTIK from Chemnitz, Visualix from Berlin, home-IX UG from Stuttgart and LiGenium from Chemnitz.

Seat plans to achieve a 60% reduction in production waste by 2025

May 16, 2019    OEM

Seat has announced that it is focussing its environmental improvement actions this year on reducing waste. Over the past 8 years, Seat has managed to generate 34% less waste in its facilities, and in the next few months is going to implement measures designed to reduce production waste by up to 60% in the next six years.

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BMW lays down its near term electrification plan

May 16, 2019    OEM

The BMW Group, a pioneer in electromobility, is rapidly expanding its range of electrified vehicles. Within two years, the company will offer five fully-electric series-production vehicles: Alongside the BMW i3, with more than 150,000 units built to date, this year will see the start of production of the fully electric Mini at Plant Oxford (UK). This will be followed in 2020 by the fully-electric BMW iX3 from Shenyang (China) and in 2021 by the BMW iNext, which will be produced in Dingolfing (Germany), and the BMW i4 from Plant Munich (Germany).

Volvo Car Group signs battery supply agreement with CATL and LG Chem

May 15, 2019    OEM

Volvo Car Group has signed long-term agreements with leading battery makers CATL and LG Chem to ensure the multi-billion dollar supply of lithium ion batteries over the coming decade for next-generation Volvo and Polestar models.

Hyundai invests €80 million in high performance EV maker Rimac Automobili

May 14, 2019    OEM

Hyundai Motor Group and Rimac Automobili (Rimac) have announced a strategic partnership aimed to strengthen the Group’s efforts to lead the high-performance electrified vehicle market and enhance its status as a game changer in Clean Mobility.

Toyota to supply Fuel Cell components to Chinese commercial vehicle manufactures

May 14, 2019    OEM

To promote the popularity of Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles (FCVs) in China, Toyota Motor Corporation will supply hydrogen fuel cell (FC) components to commercial vehicle manufacturers in China.

Mercedes-Benz Cars aims for electrified vehicles to make up half of its sales by 2030

May 13, 2019    OEM

Daimler AG is pushing ahead with the transformation to emission-free mobility. Sustainability is one of the key elements of Daimler’s corporate strategy and at the same time a benchmark for corporate success. The future Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Ola Källenius, who is currently still responsible for Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development as a member of the Board of Management at Daimler AG, presented the targets for the car division under the heading “Ambition2039” at a press event.

Volkswagen Group announces important decisions for the future

May 13, 2019    OEM

The Supervisory Board and Board of Management of Volkswagen AG took important decisions for the future of the Volkswagen Group.

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