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Stellantis N.V. is growing its software development and engineering network to eight hubs by establishing a new operation in Poland. The Poland software hub will be staffed with up to 300 employees in data analytics and software development and validation, and will be located in Gliwice, near a Stellantis manufacturing plant.

Unless suitable countermeasures are taken, the ongoing shortage of semiconductors in the automotive industry will lead to a global drop in production of 20% by 2026. This is the result of a study commissioned by the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). from a leading consulting firm. According to the authors of the study, the shortage led to a global decline in production of 9% already in 2021.

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has announced the start of production of its 5th generation hybrid powertrains for the new Corolla. The latest Toyota hybrid electric low-emission powertrains will be made at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) and Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK (TMUK) for the new Corollas manufactured at TMUK and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey (TMMT).

Umicore today inaugurates its carbon neutral production facility for cathode active materials for electric vehicles in Nysa, Poland. This makes Umicore the first company in Europe with a complete circular and sustainable battery materials value chain. The gigafactory will supply battery materials to Umicore’s car and battery cell customers in Europe and marks an important step in achieving the European Union’s ambition of having its own battery ecosystem that is both sustainable and competitive on a global scale.

We’re very proud to open Europe's very first gigafactory for cathode active materials. Umicore's carbon neutral facility here in Nysa is a true enabler and accelerator of the e-mobility transformation across the European Union.”

Mathias Miedreich, CEO of Umicore

“With this gigafactory, Umicore is leading the way in battery materials in Europe offering key ingredients for a responsible and sustainable value chain for electric transport. Its state-of-the-art product and process technologies complement our metals refining and cathode precursor production facility in Finland as well as our world-class R&D and pioneering battery recycling activities in Belgium. All these elements together, underscore how we are a reliable transformation partner for our customers, supporting them locally on their acceleration path towards sustainable electric mobility,” he said.

Nysa’s annual production capacity is set to reach 20 GWh by the end of 2023 and 40 GWh in 2024, with the potential to rise to over 200 GWh, or 3 million electric vehicles, in the second half of the decade. This growth trajectory is part of Umicore’s ambition to reach worldwide capacity of more than 400 GWh by 2030, and overall strategy to establish fully integrated regional battery material value chains on three continents. To this end, Umicore plans to construct a precursor and cathode active materials facility in Canada and expand its existing capacity in Asia.

The plant is fully powered by renewable electricity from a nearby onshore wind farm, enabling Umicore’s carbon-neutral growth ambitions. Construction of the plant began in 2019 and production started in July this year. Currently, Umicore in Nysa employs about 240 people. Their number is expected to increase to 400 by the end of 2023, along with the plant's future capacity expansion.
Volvo Cars announces today it will establish a third manufacturing plant in Europe, positioning the company well to meet the continued demand from its customers for electric cars and capture future growth potential.

ŠKODA AUTO has partially relocated cable harness production from Ukraine to the Czech Republic in close coordination with the affected suppliers. The car manufacturer is also securing additional production capacities in Morocco and other countries.

Stellantis N.V. and Toyota Motor Europe N.V. (TME) today announced the expansion of their existing partnership with an agreement for a new large-size commercial van, including a battery electric version.

Series production of the new ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV has started at ŠKODA AUTO’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav. Like the successful, all-electric ENYAQ iV, it is based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB).