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Lucid Motors Update

The factory is at 70% completion now and the company says it is becoming more complete by 2.5% per day

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Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design & Production

EDAG's Schulte on Model Proliferation

Powertrains, “regional” vehicles to drive diversification

How Magna Manages Transformation

Magna International’s decentralized operating culture reinvented itself in the past decade around innovation and technology.
#tech #Magna

Design Pro Talks Quadrobots, Teslas & More

John Manoogian II is part of the design fabric of the auto industry. He shares insights on this edition of “Autoline After Hours”
#Cadillac #GeneralMotors #Tesla

A Tough Year for U.S. Carmakers

GM, Ford and Chrysler emerge from a tough year
#europe #tech #Chrysler

Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries have become the technology of choice for EVs, and falling costs and rising energy levels could keep them on top for nearly two decades.
#Chevrolet #Carbon #Tesla

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Propulsion

Testing EV Systems for Leaks

Nobody wants water leaking into electric car battery packs. But keeping them dry can be a challenge, says Thomas Parker, North American automotive sales manager for Inficon Holding AG.
#tech

Electronics

Coordinating SNAP and Multi-Modal Transport

SNAP is an electrified self-driving shuttle concept from Switzerland’s Rinspeed AG that carries detachable pods aboard a “skateboard” platform that contains the powertrain, battery and electronic controls.
#tech

Batteries

Leak-Testing for EV Batteries

Leak-testing expert INFICON Holding AG can help carmakers keep moisture out of electronic devices, including under-floor batteries for electric cars.
#tech

Nikola Reveals Electric Pickup Plans

Nikola jumps into a crowded electric pickup truck market
#Nikola #Rivian #Tesla

Vehicular Lightweighting: Path. Strategy. Endgame.

The automaker with the best solution for reducing weight will be the one with the clearest vision of the endgame and the strategy to get there.
#Dodge #BMW #Tesla

Report: Ride-Hailing Services Significantly Increase Emissions

Researchers call for more pooled rides in electric vehicles
#sustainability #emissions

Audi’s EV Output Chokes on Battery Shortage

Problem may portend a wider auto industry issue in Europe
#europe #facilities #Audi

Fastback EV Previews Polestar’s Design Direction

Sleek concept distances the fledgling brand away from its parent
#tech #sustainability #Polestar

New Chevy EV Bows in China

The first in a wave of new EVs GM plans to launch worldwide in coming years
#asia #Buick #Cadillac

Addressing Autonomy: ZF Exec Explains the Tech

There is a lot of noise about autonomous driving. Here’s some straight information from a ZF exec about what’s going on.
#tech #sustainability #GMC

UPS Places Big Order for Electric Vehicles from Arrival

You may not have heard of Arrival, a British electric vehicle company, but odds are it is going to become more prevalent in the conversation thanks to a focus on commercial vehicles
#Hyundai #Tesla #Rivian

GM Makes Hamtramck an All-EV Plant

It’s alive! EVs give GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant a new life
#Chevrolet #facilities #Vauxhall

Engineering the 2020 Toyota Highlander

Now in its fourth generation, the Toyota Highlander just might be something that goes beyond continuous improvement
#Apple #HP #people

LMC Auto’s Jeff Schuster on the Industry

When it comes to how the automotive market is doing—and how it is likely to do—you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who knows more than Jeff Schuster
#Mazda #Infiniti #tech