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02.12.2021 | Companies + Institutions | News | Onlineartikel

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 | Onlineartikel

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 | Onlineartikel

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 | Onlineartikel

"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 | Onlineartikel

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 | Onlineartikel

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 | Onlineartikel

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 | Onlineartikel

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 | Onlineartikel

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 | Onlineartikel

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.

11.10.2021 | Electric Vehicles | News | Onlineartikel

Genesis Presents the Battery Electric GV60

Hyundai subsidiary Genesis has unveiled the Genesis GV60. The Korean luxury brand's second battery-electric vehicle is based on the group's own E-GMP electric platform.

06.10.2021 | Plug-in Hybrid | News | Onlineartikel

VW Announces New Plug-in Hybrids with More E-range

Volkswagen plans to launch a new generation of plug-in hybrid passenger cars from 2023. The new drive combination is to have a purely electric range of significantly more than 100 km.

05.10.2021 | Materials | News | Onlineartikel

New Glass Enables Holographics on Windshields

Cooperation for holographic augmented reality head-up displays: AGP eGlass has developed a glass that puts holographic optical elements for WayRay’s augmented reality HUD on the windshield.

30.09.2021 | Simulation + Calculation | News | Onlineartikel

Using Computer Game Technology for Vehicle Development

From game development to vehicle development: virtual models can ease the burden on development budgets. For example, Ford is testing new vehicle features interactively with customers in a computer game.

30.09.2021 | Companies + Institutions | News | Onlineartikel

Infineon Opens Chip Factory in Austria

Semiconductor company Infineon has opened a new plant in Villach (Austria). In view of global supply bottlenecks for semiconductors, the timing could not be better. Microelectronics is in greater demand than ever.

10.09.2021 | Electric Vehicles | News | Onlineartikel

Volkswagen Presents ID.5 GTX at IAA 2021

VW is showing its first SUV coupe based on the modular e-drive system MEB. The VW ID.5 GTX with dual-motor all-wheel drive will be presented at the IAA 2021 as a near-production study.

09.09.2021 | Companies + Institutions | News | Onlineartikel

Akasol Opens Gigafactory in Darmstadt

Europe’s largest factory for commercial vehicle battery systems has opened in Darmstadt (Germany). Akasol's Gigafactory 1 has a production capacity of up to 1 GWh in the first expansion stage. 

09.09.2021 | Electric Vehicles | News | Onlineartikel

Audi Shows Electric Roadster Study Skysphere Concept

With the Skysphere Concept, Audi is presenting a number of innovations: for example, an interior as an "experience space" or a chassis with an adjustable wheelbase that provides two different driving experiences.

02.09.2021 | Battery | News | Onlineartikel

CATL Introduces First Generation Sodium-ion Battery

Battery manufacturer CATL has introduced a sodium-ion battery. It is said to offer high energy density as well as fast charging capability and to have very good thermal stability.

31.08.2021 | Automotive Engineering | News | Onlineartikel

Lamborghini Showcases Hybrid Supercar Countach LPI 800-4

Automobili Lamborghini presents the Countach LPI 800-4: a limited series that pays homage to the Countach. The supercar has a V12 hybrid engine and a system power of almost 600 kW.