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Toyota US plant starts on new truck engines – Just Auto

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama (TMMAL) held an event to celebrate the first of its latest engines for the redesigned 2022 Tundra large pickup truck to come off the production line. These new engines, a hybrid electric powered twin-turbo V6 engine and the petrol-powered twin-turbo V6 are assembled in Huntsville. The new V6 line was part …

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UK government to boost EV sector with GBP620m grants – Just Auto

The UK government has issued an update to its strategy to a net zero carbon economy that includes new incentives for electric vehicle purchase and associated infrastructure. Carmakers in Britain will also be mandated to sell a proportion of zero emission vehicles each year. The aim from a range of policies and measures aimed at …

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Hankook updates sustainable natural rubber policy – Just Auto

Hankook has updated its sustainable natural rubber policy in alignment with the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) policy framework. The company established a sustainable natural rubber policy in 2018 and is a member of GPSNR, an international membership driven platform set up to define sustainability for natural rubber value chain. Through the policy, …

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Stellantis and TheF Charging plan new public network in Europe – Just Auto

Stellantis via FCA Italy, with co-ordination by the e-mobility business unit) and TheF Charging have announced the signing of a partnership agreement to create a European public charging network accessible to all electric vehicles, with exclusive conditions for Stellantis customers. With the aim of creating a vast European network to promote electric and electrified mobility, …

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Nissan future-ready with its intelligent factory – Just Auto

Global automakers race to the ‘net-zero’ has been picking up the pace. The shift in focus from ‘green cars’ to complete ‘green manufacturing’ has been disrupting traditional automotive manufacturing. Further, the disruptions are also aimed at utilizing advanced manufacturing technologies that enhance manufacturing quality, reduce lead time and combat certain other challenges faced by the …

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Woven Partners invests in UP.Partners’ venture capital fund – Just Auto

Woven Capital, the investment arm of the Woven Planet Group, a Toyota subsidiary, announced it had made an investment in UP.Partners’ newly launched US$230m venture capital fund. The fund is dedicated to supporting early-stage companies “transforming the moving world”. UP.Partners’ focus is well aligned with Woven Capital, which is an $800m global investment fund that …

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Volkswagen tests 5G for smart factories – Just Auto

Volkswagen is moving towards fully networked factories with a local 5G standalone network now available at its main plant in Wolfsburg which initially covers the main production development centre and the pilot hall. The pilot project will test whether 5G technology meets the demanding requirements of vehicle production with a view to developing this for …

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BMW venture capital unit invests in Battery tech startup – Just Auto

ONE CEO Mujeeb Ijaz BMW i Ventures has announced an investment in Our Next Energy Inc. (ONE), a Michigan-based energy storage solutions company working to develop longer range, lower cost batteries for electric vehicles. BMW says ONE has demonstrated two proprietary technologies – the first, called “Aries”, uses Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) chemistry in an …

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