Magna will construct the Fisker Ocean in Europe, and VW gained’t be on board. Renault seems to be at the way forward for the center of the Euro-hatchback market. Volkswagen boasts about robotics and automation in making EVs, and GM renames its first devoted EV plant Manufacturing facility Zero. This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automobile Stories.
Fisker has made a cope with Magna to build its Ocean electric SUV—possible in Graz, Austria, the place the Jaguar I-Tempo is constructed. There’s no Volkswagen MEB platform beneath, although; the businesses mentioned that Magna’s personal EV structure and a brand new Fisker aluminum intensive platform would be the foundation.
The Renault Mégane eVision concept takes one of many model’s strong-selling, fashionable hatchbacks for the European market and makes it totally electrical. Its CMF-EV platform makes it a cousin to the upcoming Nissan Ariya.
Look out, Tesla manufacturing. Volkswagen has claimed that with dramatically ramped-up automation and extra robots all through—together with a brand new order from ABB—its electrical automobile factories making the ID.4 and different ID fashions like the electrical Microbus will be the most advanced EV in the industry.
And GM has introduced that its Detroit-Hamtramck manufacturing unit has been renamed Manufacturing facility Zero, and reconfigured utterly for all-electric car meeting. The primary merchandise to be produced there would be the GMC Hummer EV pickup and Cruise Origin, with Hummer EV manufacturing beginning there late subsequent yr.