On November 23, Valmet Automotive with Telia, one of Finland’s leading ICT companies, announced that it is testing a globally pioneering robot technology that enables experts to collaborate in real-time. A service robot has made a lidar scan and built a virtual world of the 70-square-meter robot welding cell at the I
On November 13, Daimler Truck announced that it had conducted winter tests in Rovaniemi, Finland, in early 2023, confirming the eActros' operational capabilities in extreme winter conditions. The battery-electric truck maintains full functionality in very cold weather.
Cold temperatures can impact battery performance
On November 10, Kempower, an EV fast-charging solutions provider, announced that it has received ‘Electrical Testing Laboratories’ certification from Intertek Testing Laboratories, allowing production to begin at its new production facility in Durham, North Carolina.
ETL certification gives Kempower, an official auth
On November 17, Basemark partnered with Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company. Luxoft has become a member of Basemark’s Rocksolid Ecosystem, a dynamic community committed to pioneering innovative and immersive solutions for automotive AR (augmented reality) experiences.
Basemark will offer its AR software and expertise t
On November 16, Valmet Automotive issued a change negotiation proposal on the need to reduce personnel at the Uusikaupunki car plant.
The proposal is based on financial and production-related grounds due to a decrease in vehicle contract manufacturing services, which has led to a lower-than-expected number of new cus
On November 15, Nokian Tyres joined the Polestar 0 project that aims to create a climate-neutral car by 2030. The project targets to eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions stemming from the production and end-of-life of the car. Nokian Tyres contributes to the project by developing climate-neutral premium tires.
On November 7, Outokumpu announced its plans for restructuring and focuses on strengthening the company's core and maximizing current assets during second-phase strategy. To maintain competitiveness in Europe's challenging market and strengthen their global leadership in advanced materials, they plan to streamline op
On November 3, Virta, a Finland-based electric mobility company, announced that it has been selected by Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the global sustainability and automotive flagship case, recognizing its pioneering efforts in accelerating electric mobility. Using AWS services helps Virta offer the best level of secu
On November 2, Nokian Tyres reached one of its key emissions reduction targets seven years ahead of schedule. One of its science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets was to cut its tire factories’ CO2 emissions by 52% per production ton by 2030 compared to the emissions level in 2015. It is now below 347
On October 31, Qt Group announced the next phase of its long-term collaboration with Mercedes Benz. Mercedes has upgraded to Qt 6 and is utilizing the Qt framework and tools to develop its innovative operating system, MB.OS, for all its vehicles and displays. Qt's support facilitates cross-platform development and ac
On October 30, the Finnish Minerals Group announced that Sokli and the Geological Survey of Finland have identified two new minerals, kukharenkoite and cordylite, through mineralogical characterization. This is the first time that these minerals have been discovered in Finland.
Sokli is the world’s largest carbonati
On October 26, Valmet Automotive announced that it will be expanding its Roof & Kinematic Systems (RKS) business line at the Zary plant in Poland to increase production volumes of electromobility solutions, such as active spoiler and charging flap systems, due to new customer orders from European automotive manufactu
On October 24, SVOLT Energy Technology announced that it is evaluating the construction of another 50 GWh battery cell factory.
According to the company, Finland is among the shortlisted locations which include countries both within and outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), due to its significant raw material
On October 17, Kempower introduced its megawatt charging system (MCS) for higher powers above 1 MW, specified for electric truck charging. The new charging solution comes with Kempower’s high-power satellite with an MCS liquid-cooled charging plug and two 600 kW Kempower Power Units.
The deliveries of MCS in Europe
On October 12, Dongfeng Motor (DFM) announced that Voyah, a sub-brand, officially entered the Finnish market. A Voyah showroom in Helsinki and a Voyah pop-up store (a temporary stall set up in a commercially developed region) in Tampere were opened, and the Finnish sales and delivery of the Voyah Free mid-to-large-si
Tesla is sourcing some stainless steel panels for the exterior of its new Cybertruck from Finnish supplier Outokumpu Oyj, which has been working to accommodate its unconventional design, according to people familiar with the matter.
The stainless steel panels will be shipped to Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas factory in Au
On October 5, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Finland, announced that the Government proposed changes on fixed-term subsidies for purchasing and converting vehicles to use hydrogen powered fuels or propulsion systems.
The amendments would impact the purchase subsidy for vans and trucks, with an applicat
On October 3, Kempower announced that it will present its DC fast charging solutions portfolio at Busworld Europe 2023, from October 7-12, 2023, in Brussels, Belgium.
Kempower offers a complete DC fast charging solution with a modular and scalable design, making it easy for operators to scale up charging infrastructu
On October 5, Valmet Automotive started the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé series production at its Uusikaupunki plant in Finland. The production process of Mercedes-AMG will employ around 200 people at the location. Preparations for the Mercedes-AMG production include modifications to the former Mercedes-Benz GLC body
Ningbo Shanshan Co., Ltd. (Ningbo Shanshan) announced that its subsidiary will establish a plant in Finland to produce anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. With the investment of EUR 1.28 billion, the company will ensure the annual production capacity of 100,000 tons. The plant will be constructed in two phases