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Tesla Motors will be buying a German engineering firm to improve its automated manufacturing systems. The automaker will work with Grohmann Engineering, based in Pruem, Germany, to ramp up production and reach its target of 500,000 vehicles manufactured by 2018. Several elements of Tesla’s automated manufacturing systems will be designed and produced in Pruem. Financial […]

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If hybrid vehicles continue improving at their current pace, a new study said manufacturing costs will “be cut in half before 2025,” positioning hybrids to compete directly with non-hybrids for sales. John German’s technical paper, published by The International Council on Clean Transportation, named advances through the learning process, increases in vehicle production and development […]

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Fuel cells are not only for cars at BMW. Yesterday BMW Manufacturing announced the successful expansion of the company’s hydrogen fuel-cell material handling equipment across its 4.0 million square foot production facility in Spartanburg, S.C. In 2010, BMW completed the installation of a hydrogen storage and distribution area near the plant’s Energy Center to power […]

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