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24-01-2022 | Diesel Engine | News | Article

VW to Approve New Diesel Engines for Biofuels

Volkswagen has released models with its latest four-cylinder diesel engines for use with paraffinic fuels. The use is said to enable CO2 savings of 70 to 95 %.

11-01-2022 | Vehicle Security | News | Article

Svolt and Soteria BIG Improve Lithium-ion Battery Safety

Svolt and Soteria Battery Innovation Group are improving battery safety. The use of novel separators and arrester films are designed to prevent thermal runaway of lithium-ion batteries.

10-01-2022 | Automotive Manufacturing | News | Article

Porsche and Ericsson Test 5G in Production

Porsche has started up a 5G research network with Ericsson at its Leipzig plant. The private network enables the transmission of signals in real time and is initially being tested in the body shop.

06-01-2022 | Electro Mobility | News | Article

Ionity Plans 5500 New Fast Charging Stations in Europe

The shareholders of charging infrastructure provider Ionity are investing a total of 700 million euros in stronger growth. By 2025, Ionity plans to operate around 5500 new fast charging stations in Europe, each with a charging capacity of 350 kW.

04-01-2022 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Asahi Kasei to Produce Material for Greener Tires

Asahi Kasei has introduced a Solution-polymerized Styrene Butadiene Rubber (S-SBR) for tire production. This is produced with plastic waste and biomass-based butadiene.

30-12-2021 | Automotive Manufacturing | News | Article

Texas Instruments Building New Semiconductor Wafer Plants

Texas Instruments has announced plans to build additional 300-mm semiconductor wafer factories in the United States. Construction of the first two of four possible “fabs” is scheduled to begin in 2022.

28-12-2021 | Materials | News | Article

Stellantis Arranges Lithium Supply with Vulcan Energy

Vulcan Energy Resources will supply Stellantis Group in Europe with battery-grade lithium hydroxide for electric vehicles. The partners have signed a five-year contract.

14-12-2021 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Fifth Generation Range Rover Uses Engines from BMW

The Range Rover 5 too will come with two wheelbases. Land Rover is working with BMW on the powertrain; in addition to MHEV engines, there will also be two PHEV powertrains. A BEV version will also be available in 2024.

09-12-2021 | Consumables | News | Article

Mercedes-AMG Offers Sportier Interpretation of the SL Roadster

Mercedes-AMG has presented the eighth generation of the Mercedes SL. The soft top is now back, and for the first time the roadster comes with all-wheel drive and rear-wheel steering as standard.

07-12-2021 | Body | News | Article

Ferrari Presents New One-off with the BR20

The Ferrari BR20 has been designed by Ferrari designers in response to a customer request and his specifications. The basis for the two-seater V12 coupe is provided by the platform of the GTC4Lusso.

02-12-2021 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Bosch Expands Production Capacities for Semiconductors

Supplier Bosch is responding to rising demand for semiconductors by investing more than 400 million in its semiconductor sites in 2022. This is intended to significantly increase the production of chips.

30-11-2021 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Audi to Offer the A8 Facelift in China in a Horch Version

The Audi A8 has been given a facelift. Above all, the lighting technology of the luxury sedan has been further upgraded. Chinese customers can now choose a special Horch version.

26-11-2021 | Commercial Vehicles | News | Article

TU Munich Researching Charging of E-trucks in the Megawatt Range

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich are working on prototypes of a truck with an electric drive and a corresponding charging column. This is intended to enable ultra-fast charging in the megawatt range.

09-11-2021 | Body | News | Article

"Good design embraces the technology we need to integrate"

The design of electric cars is currently still not very innovative, also due to the package tasks for battery systems: A large number of these vehicles are SUVs. Interview with Robin Page, Chief Designer at Volvo Cars.

04-11-2021 | Battery | News | Article

BMW Supports Lilac Solutions' Sustainable Lithium Mining Process

The BMW Group is investing in a process developed by the start-up Lilac Solutions. An ion exchanger is to be used to make the mining of lithium from the brine of salt water deposits more environmentally friendly.

02-11-2021 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Top Version of the Nissan Qashqai with New All-wheel Drive

The top version of the Nissan Qashqai gets a new all-wheel drive system. The Japanese automaker now uses a direct clutch instead of an electromechanical clutch.

28-10-2021 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

The Audi R8 V10 RWD also Becomes a Performance Model

Audi is sharpening its R8 model family: The new R8 V10 Performance RWD comes with increased performance as a Coupé and Spyder. The base versions will no longer be offered.

26-10-2021 | Battery | News | Article

Blackstone Plans 3-D Printing of Battery Cells

Blackstone Resources has developed a production technology to additively manufacture battery cells and solid-state batteries. The process has now been validated with a simulation.

21-10-2021 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

BMW Presents Second Generation of the 2 Series Active Tourer

BMW presents the second generation of the 2 Series Active Tourer. The five-seater compact van gets a modern crossover design on the outside and the latest version of the iDrive operating system in the interior.

12-10-2021 | Battery | News | Article

Mercedes-Benz Acquires Stake in Battery Manufacturer ACC

Mercedes-Benz is to become a shareholder in Automotive Cells Company (ACC). Together with Stellantis and TotalEnergies, the company will drive forward the development and production of high-performance battery cells.

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