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GKN to build new driveline production facility in Japan

GKN Nagoya plant

New factory in Tokoname City will replace Nagoya plant and supply increased demand for electrification technologies in Asia GKN Driveline plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Tokoname City, Japan. The new site will replace an older plant, reportedly representing “a substantial technological upgrade” of the company’s local capabilities. …

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Leclanché opens research facility with Purdue University

Purdue University

Indiana research and manufacturing centre to help drive new energy storage R&D Energy storage innovator Leclanché has opened a new research and manufacturing facility located within Purdue University’s “Polytechnic Center” in Anderson, Indiana. Backed by Leclanché’s North American subsidiary, the Purdue Polytechnic and Flagship Enterprise Center is an educational complex …

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Merecedes’ Untertürkheim plant to add battery production

Frank Deiß, Site Manager Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim Plant and Head of Production Powertrain Mercedes-Benz Cars (l.) and Wolfgang Nieke, Chairman of the Works Council Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim Plant (r.) at the Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart.

Daimler to add its fourth battery pack production site, and its third in Germany Daimler-owned Mercedes-Benz has announced that its Untertürkheim plant will be developed into an electric component facility to serve increasing demand for electric mobility. The transformation, it says, will include a new battery production at the site, …

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The post-Brexit future of the UK’s electric transport industry

A MINI chassis receives a polish at BMW's Oxford plant. Source: BMW

Ava Stoyanova looks at possible scenarios for a post-Brexit EV economy According to the latest edition of the International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook, the number of electric cars in motion has to reach 600 million by 2040 in order for the current greenhouse gas emission target of temperature increases …

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