Manufacturing

 
VW says it needs '40 gigafactories' for electric-car batteries by 2025

VW says it needs '40 gigafactories' for electric-car batteries by 2025

VW Group remains one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with Toyota and General Motors, but the German automaker foresees challenges ahead. Specifically, Volkswagen believes the industry will face a shortage of lithium-ion batteries if new investment is not made soon for additional cell... read more

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Tesla Model 3

Will Tesla Model 3 be most 'made in America' car, beating Toyota Camry?

For some buyers, where a car is made can be as important as the qualities of the car itself. "Made in America" can be a powerful selling point, especially after a... read more February 24, 2017 by


 
Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

Electric-car batteries: $100 per kwh before 2020, $80 soon after?

Modern electric cars have developed to the point where range itself may become less of an issue than the cost of providing it. Automakers can create longer-range electric... read more February 9, 2017 by


 
Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

How much have electric-car battery costs fallen? This much!

High costs of lithium-ion battery cells have been one of the main hindrances to large-scale electric-car adoption, as they typically lead to higher purchase prices for... read more January 8, 2017 by


 
Tesla gigafactory, March 2016, shown in drone footage posted to YouTube by Above Reno

Tesla starts cell production at Gigafactory, shows it off to investors

Slightly less than three years after it was first announced, Tesla is now producing lithium-ion battery cells at its massive "Gigafactory." Billed as the largest factory of... read more January 5, 2017 by


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Tesla jobs at Fremont could exceed those in GM-Toyota days with Model 3

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he wants his company to be building 500,000 electric cars a year by 2018. That's an ambitious goal, but at least one necessary piece of the... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

VW plans to build electric cars somewhere in N America after 2020

As it works toward moving past its diesel-emissions scandal, the Volkswagen Group is making ambitious plans for electric cars. By 2025, the company hopes to be selling 1... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
Prototype for Lucid electric car due in 2018

Lucid (nee Atieva) to build luxury electric cars in Arizona factory

Lucid Motors has become the latest startup automaker proposing to build electric cars in the U.S. The company—formerly known as Atieva—says it plans to break... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
At the groundbreaking for Faraday Future's production facility in North Las Vegas (April 13, 2016)

Faraday Future halts factory work, hopes to resume early 2017 (update)

Faraday Future's ambitious plans to launch a production electric car in less than two years appear to have hit a snag. Before the Chinese-backed startup can begin production... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S undergoing assembly

Tesla's new manufacturing chief has a lot on his plate (Model 3, mostly)

Tesla Motors is facing a huge increase its production output in order to meet the ambitious goals set by CEO Elon Musk. He says he expects the company produce 500,000... read more November 21, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Electric cars will require 10,000-plus job cuts at VW, says HR chief

As it works to pull itself out of the quagmire of the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, VW Group has ambitious plans to add more electric cars to its lineup. Right now, the... read more November 1, 2016 by


 
At the groundbreaking for Faraday Future's production facility in North Las Vegas (April 13, 2016)

Faraday Future imperils electric-car factory, misses payment to contractor

The Faraday Future company has said it aims to put its first electric car into production within two years. To achieve that goal, the company is building a new factory in... read more October 25, 2016 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Which country or region will make the most electric cars in 2025? Poll results

Plug-in electric cars are going to be a bigger part of the vehicle mix in future than they have been to date. That much is abundantly clear. Electric cars are one of four... read more October 11, 2016 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Electric cars necessary to protect Mercedes jobs, says labor leader

Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler is pushing for more electric cars, and that has the company's labor leaders thinking about how such a shift might affect its workers. Electric... read more September 20, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford Focus

Small cars leave U.S.: Ford to build next Focus in Mexico (Model E too)

They may be known as the "Detroit Three," but the biggest U.S. automakers are exporting production of small cars elsewhere. Ford confirmed yesterday that it will move... read more September 15, 2016 by


 
BMW i8 Protonic Red Special Edition, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Samsung Hungarian battery plant to open in 2018, perhaps for BMW electric cars?

Anticipated increases in electric-car production in 2018 and later now have battery suppliers scrambling to add manufacturing capacity. One of the major players is Korean... read more September 2, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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