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    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    Volkswagen Group to invest USD2.42 billion on preparing plants in Germany for electrification
    Volkswagen Group announced on 16 June 2022 that the company’s components arm plans to invest EUR2.30 billion (USD2.42 billion) through 2026 in preparing its manufacturing plants in Germany for electrification. “It’s the next step in a transformation process initiated in 2015 that is convert...
    24-Jun-2022 News Investments
    CATL launches Qilin battery capable of delivering over 1,000 km in a single charge
    Mainland China’s largest battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Limited (CATL) has launched its all-new Qilin battery, which is built on the company’s third-generation cell-to-pack (CTP) technology, the company announced on 23 June 2022. It said that the Qilin battery offers a rec...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Behr-Hella expects to grow faster in India than its global business
    Auto component major Behr-Hella Thermocontrol GmbH (BHTC) has announced that its Indian business is expected to grow at twice the rate of its global businesses, The Economic Times reported on 22 June. The company intends to tap into the expanding domestic market as a critical sourcing base for elect...
    Automotive hose maker Nichirin faces ransomware attack
    Japanese automotive hose maker Nichirin’s US subsidiary was subjected to a ransomware attack, Reuters reported on 22 June. The company was forced to shut down its computerized production controls following the incident. The unit switched to manual production and shipping to keep producti...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 20 June 2022
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    Vishay develops new film capacitors for automotive HVAC systems
    Vishay has unveiled a new low profile, AEC-Q200 qualified DC-Link metallized polypropylene film capacitor, it said in a press release on 8 June. The device is optimal for applications such HVAC systems, on-board and inductive battery charging systems, air conditioning compressors, and motor drives f...
    16-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Kostal develops EV charge controller cooling element using Lanxess’ Durethan plastic
    German chemical company Lanxess announced via press release on 9 June that German supplier of automotive, industrial, and solar electrics Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co. KG had manufactured the cooling element of an electric vehicle’s charge controller using its Durethan BTC965FM30 polyamide 6 (PA6)...
    Schaeffler develops innovative 4in1 electric axle for EVs
    Schaeffler AG has developed an innovative 4in1 electric axle for EVs by integrating the thermal management system as well as the electric motor, power electronics, and transmission into the axle drive, the company said on 13 June 2022. According to Schaeffler, while up to three drive components were...
    14-Jun-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 13 June 2022
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    Vitesco Technologies unveil innovative solutions for EVs
    Global automotive supplier of electric mobility and powertrain components Vitesco Technologies has unveiled a number of innovative solutions on electrification and powertrain at the 35th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS), which is being organized in Oslo, Norway, between 11 June to 15 J...
    13-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Polyplastics-Evonik, Toray jointly develop multilayer plastic tube for cooling lines
    Toray Industries has announced that it partnered with Polyplastics-Evonik Corporation and developed an adhesive for bonding polyamide (PA) and polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) resins for multilayer plastic tubes (MLTs) for use in automotive cooling lines and other industry applications, according to...
    Thermal technology company Technotrans to unveil 850V DC EV battery cooling system
    Germany-headquartered thermal technology company Technotrans SE plans to unveil its innovative 850V DC battery cooling system for the first time at the upcoming ‘Battery Show 2022’, which is scheduled to be organized in Stuttgart on 28 to 30 June 2022, the company said on 2 June 2022. The s...
    10-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Kia recalls Sorento, Sportage models in Australia due to faulty heater core element
    Kia Australia has recalled around 31,000 Sportage mid-size SUVs and Sorento seven-seat sport utility vehicles (SUVs) due to a software malfunction that could lead to a vehicle fire, Daily Mail Australia reported on 7 June. The recall applies to model year (MY) between 2015 and MY 2021 along with ...
    08-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 06 June 2022
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    Tata Motors acquires Ford’s Sanand factory in Gujarat, India to expand production
    Indian automaker Tata Motors’ subsidiary Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd (TPEML) has signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ford India Pvt Ltd (FIPL) and the Government of Gujarat for acquiring the latter’s passenger vehicle manufacturing plant in Sanand, Gujarat, news p...
    TI Fluid Systems receives EU grant for new air conditioning research project for passenger cars
    Global supplier TI Fluid Systems has announced via press release on 28 May that the company’s plant in Jablonec, Czechia, has received EU grant for innovation. The project aims at developing a new product line of air conditioning components for passenger cars. According to press release, the ne...
    Mahindra earmarks capex of USD1.5 billion for automotive business, EVs
    Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd (M&M) plans to incur a capital expenditure of INR154 billion (close to USD2 billion) in its farm equipment, automotive, and electric vehicle businesses during 2022–24 period, news publication Business Standard reported on 31 May 2022. The report furth...
    Stellantis to manufacture large vans for Toyota in Italy, Poland factories
    Expanding their existing partnership in Europe, Stellantis N.V. and Toyota Motor Europe N.V. announced on 30 May 2022 that the Italian-American carmaker will manufacture large commercial vans including a battery electric version for the Japanese automaker. While these vans will be produced by Stella...
    31-May-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 30 May 2022
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    Modine reports FY 2021/22 net sales at USD2.05 billion, up 13.88% y/y
    Modine reports financial year (FY) net sales of USD2.05 billion with a 13.88% increase and full year ended 31 March 2021, according to a filing by the company on 25 May. Operating income for 2021 was reported at USD119.2 million. Net income for 2021 was reported at USD85.2 million. Research and deve...
    Continental introduces new sensors to protect EV batteries, monitor temperatures
    Continental has announced two new sensors for electrified vehicles, the Current Sensor Module (CSM) and the Battery Impact Detection (BID) system designed for electromobility to support road safety and electrification, according to an official press release on 24 May 2022. Both new systems emphas...
    25-May-2022 News New Products
    Rheinmetall wins major order for transmission housings from EV maker
    Rheinmetall has received a major order for transmission housings from a global electric vehicle (EV) maker, it said in a press release on 23 May. The company will partner with its Chinese joint venture KPSNC. The order is set to run for six years with total value set at a low three-digit million eur...
    Lear to acquire seating climate control specialist I.G. Bauerhin
    Lear Corporation has announced via press release that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire seating climate control specialist I.G. Bauerhin (IGB) for EUR140 million (USD147.49 million), according to a press release published by Lear Corporation on 20 May.   Lear President and CE...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 23 May 2022
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    Toyota Boshoku supplies seats, interior components for all-electric Toyota bZ4X
    Toyota Boshoku has announced that its seating and interior components have been equipped in Toyota’s bZ4X battery electric vehicle (BEV), the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 13 May.    According to the press release, the BEV features sport-style seats, rear row ...
    20-May-2022 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor unveils ‘Ondol’ inspired mobility concept for autonomous vehicles
    Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled its interior mobility concept for autonomous vehicles inspired by the Korean traditional floor heating system ‘Ondol’ that enables occupants to rest inside or sleep during commute, according to a press release published by the Korean automaker on 19 May. Hyund...
    20-May-2022 News New Products
    Materials startup Arieca, ROHM partner to develop thermal interface materials for alternative fuel vehicles
    US-based Arieca has announced via press release on 17 May that it partnered with semiconductor company ROHM to develop next-generation thermal interface materials (TIM) to enhance power module for xEVs (hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and fuel-cell electric vehicles). N...
    HELLA bags large order for coolant control hub for efficient thermal management in EVs
    Automotive supplier HELLA has announced via press release on 16 May that it received a sizeable order for the company’s newly developed Coolant Control Hub (CCH). The series production of CCH is expected to start production in 2024 at HELLA's electronics plant in San José Iturbide, Mexico; initia...
    18-May-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 16 May 2022
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    ABC Technologies reports Q3 2022 net sales at USD285.77 million, up 31.13% y/y
    ABC Technologies has reported third quarter net sales at USD285.77 million with a year-on-year (y/y) increase of 31.13% from USD217.92 million in the third quarter of 2021 for the three months ended 31 March, according to a filing by the company on 13 May. Operating income for the quarter was report...
    Stellantis appoints Maxime Picat as head of purchasing and supply chain
    Stellantis has appointed Maxime Picat as its new Chief Purchasing and Supply Chain Officer, it said in a press release on 11 May. Maxime Picat’s appointment comes at a vital time when the automotive industry is going through a rapid transformation. His analytical skills and trusted relations with ...
    Continental’s Q1 revenue rises 8.2% y/y to USD9.79 billion
    Continental posted an 8.2% year-on-year (y/y) increase in first quarter revenue to EUR9.28 billion (USD9.79 billion), according to a press filing on 11 May. Net income fell to EUR245.4 million from EUR447.6 million a year earlier. Research and Development expenses for the quarter was EUR771.2 millio...
    Suppliers to the 2022 Honda Civic
      The 2022 Honda Civic Hatch is assembled at the Greensburg Assembly plant in United States .Production of the vehcile will peak at more than 93,700  units in 2023. 
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 9 May 2022
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    Rheinmetall posts marginal y/y fall in Q1 net sales to USD1.34 billion
    Rheinmetall has posted a 0.1% year-on-year (y/y) decline in first quarter sales at EUR1.27 billion (USD1.34 billion), the company said in a press release on 6 May. Operating result came in at EUR92 million compared with EUR84 million last year. Operating margin rose to 7.3% from 6.7%. “Rheinmet...
    Bosch forays into USD14.8 billion hydrogen electrolysis market
    German conglomerate Bosch plans to enter the components business for hydrogen electrolysis and has line up investments to the tune of EUR500 million (USD528 million) in this new area of business by end 2030, the company said on 4 May 2022. It added that half of the earmarked investments would be mad...
    06-May-2022 News Investments
    ElringKlinger posts Q1 2022 revenue at USD459.33 million, up 2.5% y/y
    German automotive components supplier ElringKlinger AG has reported its first quarter of FY 2022 revenue at EUR434.6 million (USD459.33 million), recording a 2.5% y/y growth despite several global challenges such as semiconductor bottlenecks and supply chain volatility amid the Russia–Ukraine...
    Dana reports Q1 2022 sales at USD2.48 billion, up 10% y/y
    Global supplier of powertrain components and electric drives Dana Incorporated has reported first quarter 2022 sales of USD2.48 billion, compared with USD2.26 billion in first quarter 2021, recording a year-on-year (y/y) growth of 10%, the company said on 27 April 2022. Dana said that the ...
    Gentherm to acquire Alfmeier’s automotive seating business
    Gentherm has announced via press release on 4 May it entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire automotive seating business of Alfmeier Präzision SE (Alfmeier) for EUR177.5 million (USD186.69 million). Gentherm expects to achieve around USD10 million in annual run-rate cost savings ...
    Gentherm reports Q1 2022 revenue at USD267.65 million, down 7.23% y/y
    Gentherm has reported first quarter net sales at USD267.65 million with a year-on-year (y/y) decrease of 7.23% compared to USD288.53 million in the first quarter of 2021 for the three months ended 31 March 2022, according to a filing by the company on 4 May. Operating income was reported at USD14.19...
    NGen Canada announces new projects to support zero-emission vehicle manufacturing ecosystem
    Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen Canada), an industry-led community working to set up advanced manufacturing practices, has announced a series of new innovation projects to support the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) manufacturing ecosystem in Canada, it said on 3 May 2022. The industry c...
    Dagmar Steinert to join as Group CFO at Rheinmetall from January 2023
    Rheinmetall has announced that Dagmar Steinert will succeed Helmut P. Merch as the chief financial officer (CFO) of Rheinmetall from 1 January 2023, a company press release dated 3 May read. Steinert is currently a board member of Fuchs Petrolub, responsible for commercial and legal operations. ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 2 May 2022
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    Polestar 2 gets technological, design and sustainability updates
    Polestar 2 will be updated with sustainable solutions related to climate impact, design, and specifications for new visual expressions and improved efficiency, it said in a press release on 27 April. The car brand also spoke about blockchain traceability of mica following its partnership with Circul...
    Novares inaugurates new automotive components facility in Mexico
    Plastics supplier Novares has inaugurated its new USD1.75 million site for manufacturing car components at Santa Ana, Sonora, Mexico, according to a press released published by the company on 21 April. Pierre BOULET, Novares CEO, said, “This is a significant investment by Novares in our Mexican...
    27-Apr-2022 News Investments
    LG Chem develops heat-resistant plastic materials to prevent EV battery’s thermal runaway
    LG Chem has developed a highly heat-resistant plastic material designed to delay thermal runaway in lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs), according to a press release published by the company on 25 April. Steven Kim, SVP/division leader, Engineering Materials Division, Advanced M...
    27-Apr-2022 News New Products
    TI Fluid Systems plans to open e-mobility innovation center in Germany
    Michigan-based global supplier of fuel storage and delivery systems TI Fluid Systems (TIFS) plans to open an electric mobility innovation center in Rastatt, Germany, the company announced on 25 April 2022. The company said it will name the planned center as the Rastatt E-Mobility Innovation Center o...
    Nidec reports 2021–22 turnover at USD14.97 billion, up 18.5% y/y
    Japanese manufacturer of electric motors, Nidec Corporation has reported net sales of JPY1.91 trillion (USD14.97 billion) for the year ending 31 March 2022, recording a growth of 18.5% y/y, the company said on 21 April 2022. Nidec’s net sales for the previous fiscal stood at JPY1.61 trillion. Nide...
    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Continental warns of lasting consequences on production, supply chains, demand
    German automotive supplier Continental AG has warned that the geopolitical uncertainties including the ongoing Russia–Ukraine conflict could result in lasting consequences for global production, supply chains and the demand for automobiles, the company said in a statement on 21 April 2022. Contine...
    Hyundai Mobis unveils COMFI smart cockpit concept
    Hyundai Mobis via an official video release on 18 April has unveiled its innovative smart cockpit of the future concept COMFI. COMFI stands for Convenient & Comfortable, Optimized, Movable, Functional, and Illuminated—representing the features that the digital cockpit offers. Significance: ...
    26-Apr-2022 News New Products
    General Motors develops heat pump to recover energy from batteries in Ultium EVs
    US carmaker General Motors has developed and patented a heat pump that recovers energy from the battery to power heating and propulsion while delivering a longer driving range per charge in its Ultium-based electric vehicles, the company said on 25 April 2022. The company has named the said heat pum...
    26-Apr-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 25 April 2022
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    Shanghai lockdown creates new supply chain concerns for OEMs
    A dramatic surge in new COVID-19 infections and the breakout of a new sub-strain of the Omicron variant forced the mainland Chinese government to impose a full-scale lockdown in the country’s financial hub, Shanghai, from early April. Shanghai is a major automotive component manufacturing hub as w...
    Suppliers to the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado
    The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado is assembled at the Oshawa Assembly plant in southern Ontario .Production of the vehcile will peak at more than 84360  units in 2023. 
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 18 April 2022
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    BluE Nexus supplies eAxle systems to Toyota’s bZ4X EV
    Supplier of electric vehicle drive modules BluE Nexus Company Ltd., along with parent companies Aisin Company Ltd. and DENSO Corporation, has jointly developed an eAxle system that is used by Toyota in its all-electric bZ4X EV, the company said on 13 April 2022. It said that the eAxle system realize...
    18-Apr-2022 News New Products
    MAHLE Chairman and CEO Matthias Arleth departs the company
    German supplier of powertrain and thermal components MAHLE announced on 15 April 2022 that the company and its current chairman of the management board and chief executive officer Matthias Arleth have mutually decided to terminate the contract. As a result, Arleth, 54, will leave the company by the ...
    COVID-19: Bosch halts production at two plants in China
    German auto parts supplier Bosch has suspended production at two of its manufacturing facilities complying with locally enforced COVID-19 restrictions, Reuters reported on 12 April. The affected plants include Thermotechnology factory in Shanghai and an automotive components site in Changchun in ...
    US automotive supply chain stressed as truck drivers block Texas-Mexico border crossings
    In the context of the ongoing blockage by the truck drivers at the US-Mexico border, a recent note published on its website by the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) said that the situation is critical for North American automotive component suppliers and that the protest can disrupt th...
    DENSO to supply key electrification components for Toyota’s bZ4X and Subaru’s SOLTERRA
    DENSO Corporation will be supplying electrification components for Toyota’s bZ4X and Subaru’s all-electric SOLTERRA, it said in a press release on 13 April. The bZ4X is scheduled to be launched in May 2022 while the Solterra will release in mid-2022. DENSO will provide current sensors detecti...
    Indian supplier Motherson Group in talks to acquire Marelli
    Indian automotive component supplier Motherson Group is in advanced talks to acquire the Italian auto parts supplier Marelli, according to a news report filed by ET Auto on 12 April 2022, citing people aware of the matter. The deal is likely to be announced by end-May or early June 2022, the repo...
    New Opel Astra features Intelli-Air system to enhance cabin air quality
    Stellantis announced via press release on 11 April that the new Opel Astra and Astra Sports Tourer are equipped with the new Intelli-Air technology filtrate system to improve cabin air quality. The system is particularly important during the hay fever season for many people with allergies. Intell...
    12-Apr-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 11 April 2022
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    EV battery specialist Enovix develops BrakeFlow technology to enhance energy density
    Enovix Corporation has developed BrakeFlow, an intra-cell system that is claimed to significantly increase tolerance to thermal runaway from internal shorts without compromising energy density, according to a press release published by the company on 28 March. The Enovix 3D cell architecture prov...
    08-Apr-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 4 April 2022
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    Vitesco reports 4% y/y increase in FY 2021 sales to USD9.18 billion
    Vitesco has reported a 4% year-on-year (y/y) sales growth for FY 2021 at EUR8.35 billion (USD9.18 billion), a company filing on 25 March read. EBITDA for the year more than doubled to EUR523.9 million while net loss for the period narrowed to EUR122 million from EUR376.7 million. Research and Develo...
    Vitesco Technologies to undergo restructuring to sharpen focus on electrification
    German supplier of powertrain and electric mobility solutions Vitesco Technologies announced on 22 March 2022 that the company’s supervisory board has approved organizational restructuring with an aim to sharpen its focus on electrification. The restructuring at Vitesco entails bringing together f...
    Dana reports FY 2021 sales at USD8.9 billion, up over 25% y/y on post-pandemic recovery
    Dana Incorporated has reported FY 2021 sales at USD8.9 billion, up 25.35% y/y over FY 2020 sales of USD7.1 billion in 2020, the company said while reporting its financial results on 23 February 2022. It said that the increase of USD1.8 billion in its topline can be attributed to stronger demand acro...
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Supplier plant downtime tracker
    The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has disrupted production at several supplier facilities, forcing them to announce production suspensions or shifts of production operations to other sites. Tier-1 suppliers such as Leoni, Gentherm, Aptiv, Kostal, Kroschu, Fujikura, Sumitomo Electric, Nexans, Yazaki, a...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 28 March 2022
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    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 21 March 2022
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    Kongsberg Automotive secures USD64 million contract from North American tier-1 supplier
    Global automotive supplier Kongsberg Automotive’s Fluid Transfer Systems (FTS) business unit has secured an order to supply its patented Fluoro-Comp hose and stainless-steel braided PTFE brake lines from a global tier-1 supplier based in North America, the company said on 16 March 2022. It said th...
    BorgWarner reports net sales of USD3,655 million in Q4 2021, down 6.9% y/y
    Global automotive supplier BorgWarner reported net sales of USD3,655 million for the fourth quarter of 2021, down 6.9% from USD3,926 million in the fourth quarter of 2020 on reduced production volumes during the period, the company said on 15 February 2022. BorgWarner said that the decline in indust...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 14 March 2022
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    Continental AG reports 2021 consolidated sales at USD37.15 billion, up 6% y/y
    Global supplier of automotive technologies, Continental AG has reported a consolidated sales of EUR33.8 billion (USD37.15 billion) in fiscal year (FY) 2021, up 6% year on year (y/y), the company said on 9 March 2022.  Continental’s consolidated sales in FY 2020 stood at EUR31.9 billion. The G...
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Shortage of several critical parts leaving German OEMs exposed
    The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has disrupted production at several supplier facilities, forcing them to announce temporary production suspensions or shifts of production operations to other sites, opening another front for carmakers scrambling to stabilize their production output in light of the on...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 7 March 2022
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    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Gentherm’s Ukraine plant operating at normal capacity
    In response to an investor query on the potential impact of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict on its operations, the global supplier of innovative thermal management technologies, Gentherm Inc. said that its manufacturing plant in Vynohradiv, Ukraine, which is near the Hungary border, is oper...
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Volvo cars suspends shipments to Russia
    Volvo Cars has suspended car shipments to Russia until further notice due to the ongoing geopolitical actions between Russia and Ukraine, according to a statement published by Reuters on 28 February. The Swedish automaker’s decision aligns with the potential risks associated with trade relations b...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 28 February 2022
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    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 21 February 2022
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    Demand for high-density, fast-charging batteries to drive adoption of immersion cooling technology
    Increasing the demand for electric vehicle (EV) batteries that can deliver longer driving range, faster charging capabilities, safety, and sustainability is not only leading to a rapid evolution in the battery chemistries but also the thermal management techniques to optimize the battery performance...
    BorgWarner wins contract to supply SiC based inverters to a global OEM
    Michigan-based global supplier of powertrain technologies and electric mobility solutions BorgWarner said on 15 February 2022 that the company has secured a contract with a major global OEM to supply high voltage generator inverters. The said inverters would be used in an innovative electrified arch...
    18-Feb-2022 News New Products
    ŠKODA begins series production of its all-electric Enyaq Coupe iV
    ŠKODA has begun series production of the new Enyaq Coupe iV at its main plant in Mladá Boleslav, Czechia, the company said on 14 February 2022. The model, which will be based the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit or MEB platform like its successful sibling—all-electric En...
    16-Feb-2022 News New Products
    BorgWarner to supply innovative heater technology to BMW for premium EV platforms
    Michigan-based global supplier of powertrain technologies and electric mobility solutions, BorgWarner said on 15 February 2022 that the company is supplying its innovative high-voltage coolant heater (HVCH) to the German premium carmaker BMW for the latter’s iX and i4 fully electric architectures....
    15-Feb-2022 News New Products
    Rheinmetall wins order to supply fuel cell components
    German supplier of powertrain and thermal components, Rheinmetall AG has received major orders in the two-digit million-euro range to supply fuel cell components, the company announced on 10 February 2022. The Düsseldorf-based tech enterprise said that leading fuel cell manufacturers are engaging w...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 14 February 2022
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    Henkel showcases printed electronics solutions for smart surfaces at LOPEC 2022
    Henkel Adhesive Technologies will exhibit a range of functional material innovations for printed electronics at Large-area, Organic & Printed Electronics Convention (LOPEC) trade show on 23 and 24 March in Munich, the company announced in a press release on 10 February. Henkel will also have liv...
    11-Feb-2022 News New Products
    Canada truck protest’s forces Toyota, Ford, and Stellantis to halt operations
    Automakers Toyota, Ford and Stellantis have halted some production as anti-COVID-19 mandate protestors blocked the US-Canada border crossing, reported Reuters on 10 February. Copycat protests spread to New Zealand, France, and Australia. Jen Psaki White House spokesperson, said, "I think it's imp...
    Suppliers to the new Volkswagen ID4
    The first-generation Volkswagen ID4 is assembled at parent VW Group's factory in Zwickau Germany.Production of the new electric crossover will peak at more than 112,500 units in 2024. 
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 7 February 2022
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    Modine reports Q3 FY 2022 net sales at USD502 million, up 4% y/y
    Modine Manufacturing Company has reported its third quarter fiscal year (FY) 2022 net sales at USD502.2 million, up 4% y/y over USD484.3 million in third quarter  last fiscal, it said on 2 February 2022. Modine’s operating income in the third quarter of FY 2022 stood at USD79.4 million as aga...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 31 January 2022
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    Volkswagen transforms Zwickau factory into a dedicated EV production plant
    Transforming its Zwickau-based passenger car production plant in Germany into a dedicated electric vehicle factory, Volkswagen AG has officially started producing its ID.5 and ID.5 GTX models at the site, the company announced on 27 January 2022. VW said that conversion of its Zwickau factory to pro...
    31-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi announce a shared 2030 roadmap, plan to invest USD25.71 billion
    The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance plans to jointly invest EUR23 billion (USD25.71 billion) over the next five years on developing electric and connected vehicles, the three companies said in a joint announcement on 27 January 2022. Notably, the Alliance has already invested more than EUR10 bill...
    28-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Nissan announces all-new compact electric car for European markets
    Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Corporation on 27 January 2022 announced an all-new compact electric vehicle (EV), which would be a successor to the Micra hatchback, for the European markets. The company said the planned new compact electric car would be built on the CMF B-EV alliance platform, which...
    28-Jan-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 24 January 2022
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    Dow to showcase innovative and sustainable technological solutions at Automotive World 2022
    Dow to showcasing a suite of innovative technologies tailored for the sustainable development of auto sector at Automotive World 2022, to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from 19 to 21 January, according to a press release by Yahoo. Automotive World 2022 combines various industry leading conferences and e...
    19-Jan-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 17 January 2022
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    Auto parts to software ecosystem: Does Aptiv and Wind River merger make sense?
    Well-known auto parts maker Aptiv acquired automotive and IoT software developer Wind River on 11 January 2022. This is the first automotive acquisition of this year. This deal is the biggest since 2017 and the divergence of Delphi by Aptiv. Aptiv Aptiv PLC, formerly known as Delphi Automotive...
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