PROPULSION

Propulsion

Factory ZERO by the Numbers

Some key digits about a transformed factory in the 313
#GeneralMotors #facilities #Cadillac

Design

New Fiat 500 Takes a Red Dot Award

Third generation of the iconic Italian city car achieves an award for design
#people #Fiat

Composites

How Recycled Materials Create a Highly Efficient EV

Innovative design and engineering create a compact sports car that is built largely with recycled waste materials
#sustainability #tech

November 5, 9am CST

AutoBeat Live is a monthly 30-minute show featuring conversations with leading observers of and people in the auto industry. Each episode will include insights about what’s happening—things that may affect suppliers to the industry. 

Propulsion

Cadillac Is Designing for the Future Today

Here’s how Cadillac is transforming its look as it transitions to an electric future while not ignoring the wonderful time that brought it to today
#Nikola #Tesla #people

Hybrid

How the 2021 Ford F-150 Was Developed

An inside view on how the new generation came to be from the man who heads all Ford product development, Hau Thai-Tang
#AutolineAfterHours #Volkswagen #Tesla

Diesel

Trevor Milton of Nikola Talks Industry Disruption

Will Nikola become the Tesla of Class 8 trucking (the Tesla semi notwithstanding)? It sure seems like a good bet. And lots of investors are betting it will
#Volkswagen #Tesla #people

Production

Tesla to Supply EVs to Europe from China

A quick way to quickly tap Europe's booming EV market
#europe #Tesla #asia

Economics

Why EV Charging the Other Way Might Be Profitable

ABB is providing a French company with the ability to put EV electricity back into the grid
#ABB

Batteries

Einride Reveals New Pods

Electric, autonomous transport vehicles for freight can be ordered right now

Assembly

GM Preps Third U.S. Plant to Make EVs

Spring Hill plant will continue to make piston-powered vehicles.
#facilities

Fuel Cells

MAN Fuels Up with Hydrogen

Truckmaker eyes fuel cell and hydrogen ICE applications
#emissions #sustainability #tech

Hybrid

Tesla to Supply EVs to Europe from China

A quick way to quickly tap Europe's booming EV market
#asia #Tesla #europe

Sales

Mercedes Targets Profitable Future with EVs

Plans include cutting costs by 20% and achieving a double-digit operating margin.
#sustainability #europe #tech

Propulsion

MINI MINI Cooper SE: This Car Will Make You Smile

This is the cutest electric car you will ever see.
#MINI

Batteries

Audi Gets Smarter with Integrated Controller

Audi’s new Integrated Vehicle Dynamics controller manages powertrain and chassis functions. The IVD is faster, more powerful, and promises to enhance next-generation technologies.
#Audi #europe #chassis

Design

Talking Powertrains with IAV’s Mike Kenhard

The engineering firm does work for the auto industry on everything from embedded software systems to automated technology. But here we’re learning about powertrains—and an unexpected development
#people #Tesla #IAV

Design

3 Things with Derek Jenkins, Sandy Munro and Brett Smith

Automotive insights from three leaders in the industry, including Lucid’s Derek Jenkins on design, Sandy Munro on manufacturing, and CAR’s Brett Smith on suppliers.
#people #LucidMotors #Tesla

Hybrid

Polestar 2: The Start of the Company’s EV Era

Yes, there is a Polestar 1. But it is a hybrid, not an electric vehicle (EV). The Polestar 2 is the company’s first EV—the first of what promises to be many
#Volvo #LG #Polestar