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Nissan preps Canton, Miss., plant to build EVs

Pivoting the factory to battery vehicles is a complex endeavor. Nissan must expand the facility’s physical footprint to accommodate the assembly of battery packs and other components. “We will drive for more localization to reduce CO2 emissions in the supply chain,” Johnson said. New technologies, such as laser brazing, will be introduced in the body […]

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Stellantis Free2move Charge suite to launch

Free2move Charge is broken down into three arenas: home, business and a public-facing component for customers wherever they go that includes access to charging networks. Free2move Charge Home will support consumers with installation, financing and warranty of home charging and other energy hardware and services. The company said options can involve AC charging cables and

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Insurers sue Hyundai and Kia over costs of easily hot-wired vehicles

The widespread theft of vulnerable older Hyundai and Kia models not equipped with a crucial anti-theft device could end up costing the US insurance industry up to $600 million. Liberty Mutual, Nationwide, American Family and 65 other auto insurers, which comprise only a fraction of the country’s insurance companies, estimate that just their portion of

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Stellantis, LGES implementing ‘contingency plans’ for EV battery plants in Ontario

OTTAWA — Stellantis and South Korea’s LG Energy Solution (LGES) are implementing “contingency plans” related to a more-than $5-billion battery plant investment in Canada because the federal government has not delivered on its promises, a Stellantis spokesperson said May 12. “As of today, the Canadian Government has not delivered on what was agreed to, therefore

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Suppliers take a close look at proposed EPA emissions rules

Last week, the EPA released the strictest limits on tailpipe emissions in its history, a move that figures to spur more EV sales and cut down on pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, the country’s biggest driver of greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA said its proposed light-duty standards for the 2032 model

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Mercedes-Benz has raw materials office in Canada

Mercedes-Benz has opened a raw materials office in Canada as it pursues reliable sources of lithium and other critical minerals for its battery-electric vehicles. Markus Schäfer, chief technology officer at the German automaker, said the new office, which opened March 1, will put the company in “daily contact” with stakeholders as it builds relationships with

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