Bosch to assume full control of electric motor manufacturer EM-motive
Bosch is now assuming full control of EM-motive, one of Europe's most successful manufacturers of electric motors. Bosch and Daimler set up EM-motive GmbH as a fifty-fifty joint venture in 2011. Since then, it has manufactured some 450,000 electric motors.
Dilemma of Automotive Vertical Integration
It is a rule-of-thumb that manufacturers should vertically integrate only when products and markets mature, so they can confidently shave off the last pennies of cost. One exception is when shortages loom: Tesla built its battery gigafactory fast using proven Panasonic technology. However, many suppliers now build battery gigafactories.
FCA US reaches settlements on emissions requirements
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that its wholly owned subsidiary FCA US LLC has reached final settlements on civil, environmental and consumer claims with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice, the California Air Resources Board, the State of California, 49 other States and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agreeing to pay approximately $400 million in civil penalties to resolve differences over diesel emissions requirements.
Auto industry reacts to deal on CO2 targets for cars and vans
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association takes note of the final deal on the CO2 regulation for cars and vans, setting targets for the years 2025 and 2030, which was struck by the EU member states and the European Parliament.
Fiat Chrysler electric car manufacture in Italy
Fiat Chrysler Automobile's industrial plan for Italy includes the launch of 13 all-new or restyled models during the 2019-2021 period, and the development of new powertrain solutions with a significant focus on hybrid and electric technologies.
Large Opportunity for 48VMH Medium and Large Trucks?
Like the car equivalents, 48V mild hybrid trucks do not start as electric vehicles (driving the wheels electrically some or all of the time) but they are headed that way.
Fiat Chrysler to make more electric cars
By 2022, FCA will offer 12 electrified propulsion systems (BEV, PHEV, full-hybrid and two mild-hybrid) in global architectures spanning the full range of vehicle segments; 30 nameplates will feature one or more of these systems.
Waymo orders 62,000 Chrysler Pacificas
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Waymo announced they will expand their partnership with an agreement to add up to 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo's self-driving fleet.
Thread in Motion
Thread in Motion (TIM) are a start-up developing smart textile solutions
Good and Bad EV and Off Grid Forecasting
Analysts IDTechEx find that there are several indicators of dramatic change in the land, water and air vehicles increasingly made and operated by the same companies. The Chinese are clearer about this than most. This article explains this stance.
Record Bookings For The IDTechEx Show!
Over 3,000 attendees, 250 exhibitors and 240 speakers will converge at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 15-16 for the IDTechEx Show!
Flexible Electronics: The Big Winner So Far in Printed Electronics
Exploring the commercialization of flexible electronics, one of the key focus points of this year's Printed Electronics USA event on November 15-16 in Santa Clara, CA.