EV Charging Firm Wallbox Opens First U.S. Manufacturing Facility


Electric vehicle charging technology company Wallbox has opened the doors to its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Arlington, Texas. Adding to its other manufacturing operations in Europe and China, the Barcelona-based company said the new North Texas facility will begin pumping out more than 250,000 charging units this year. The facility will create hundreds of …

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Nissan Halts Production Due to Virus Outbreak at Chip Supplier

virus chip shortage

With microchips still being hard for auto manufacturers to acquire, production slowdowns or pauses have still remained common. The latest is Nissan, which is halting production at one of their American plants due to new virus-related supply complications. On Wednesday, the company announced they would be halting production at their Smyrna, Tennessee assembly plant for …

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Toyota to Invest $800M, Add 1,400 Jobs to Indiana Plant

The auto industry is rebounding strongly from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Demand for new cars has been rising, and the future prospects of electric vehicles have many companies preparing for a ramp-up in overall production efforts. One company that seems to be making moves to address this is Toyota, which has announced a …

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Wallbox Begins Scouting for U.S. Manufacturing Location


As electric vehicles grow in popularity, so does their need for charging stations. This has resulted in impressive growth for charging solution companies like Wallbox and the Barcelona-based company is now scouting out locations for their first U.S. manufacturing facility. Wallbox Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Enric Asunción said in a statement that the company’s …

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U.S. Now Facing Lithium-Ion Battery Shortage as EV Production Ramps Up

The current semiconductor shortage has severely impacted many American industries, especially the automotive industry. Manufacturers have had to slow down or completely halt production in order to maintain enough semiconductors in reserve. Now, experts think that a new shortage may be on the horizon regarding lithium-ion batteries. While Tesla has dominated the electric vehicle space …

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Tesla Aims to Hire Over 10,000 Employees for Austin Gigafactory

While many automakers struggled last year in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Tesla continues to see steady sales growth. Growing demand for electric automobiles has put Tesla in a strong position to keep its edge in the electric vehicle market. Now, it seems the company is preparing to seize the opportunity with their new …

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Tesla Plans to Open First European Design Center in Germany

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Tesla considers a more global outreach to be one of their major goals for the year. In pursuit of this, CEO Elon Musk has recently announced plans to open a new design center for the company in Germany. This is to also coincides with the construction of the new Gigafactory 4 project, which is just …

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Ferrari Debuts Their First Hybrid

986 horsepower. All-wheel drive. Turbocharged V8. Hybrid? Yes, hybrid. Ferrari unveiled their most powerful production car ever this week, the SF90 Stradale. In development for a number of years, the new Ferrari is powered by a turbocharged, 90-degree, 4.0-liter dry sump V8, which is what you would expect to find in a Ferrari. What makes …

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Hydrogen-powered Truck Manufacturer Purchases Land For New Factory

Nikola Motors

Hydrogen-powered truck manufacturer Nikola has purchased 389 acres of land in Pinal County, Arizona to build a factory to manufacture their hybrid, hydrogen-electric powered Class 8 trucks. A Class 8 truck is defined as having a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) exceeding 33000 lbs. such as tractor trailers. Founded in 2014 in Salt Lake City, …

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