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OEMs Continue Pushing Electromobility in Mexico

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Rodrigo Andrade By Rodrigo Andrade | Journalist & Industry Analyst - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 10:00

Nissan and Renault have agreed to restructure their decades-long alliance, establishing equal partnership. Renault will reduce its ownership of Nissan from 43% to 15%, equal to Nissan's ownership of Renault, allowing the Japanese company to invest in Renault's EV division and exercise its voting rights. Meanwhile, BMW and Evergo plan to expand Mexico's EVs charging network with a US$200 million investment to build 4,000 new charging stations across the country.

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Tesla Invests US$3.6 billion in its Gigafactory in Nevada
The EV automaker will make a US$3.6 billion investment in Nevada, the US, which will create 3,000 new jobs and two new plants. These facilities will include the first high-volume Semi factory and a 100 GWh 460 cell factory with capacity to annually produce enough batteries for 1.5 million light duty vehicles.

BMW Group, Evergo to Install 4,000 Electric Chargers in Mexico
German automaker BMW and e-charging company Evergo announced a plan to invest US$200 million to build over 4,000 new chargers across the country. The collaboration between both companies “makes an unprecedented commitment to a true transformation towards sustainable mobility,” says Daniel López, Chief Commercial Officer, Evergo. 

Natural Gas is the Ideal Transition Fuel: Cummins
Natural gas is a great alternative to lower emissions and costs for fleets as the mobility industry transitions to electromobility, says engine maker Cummins. According to a company press release, natural gas is the best substitute because it provides similar power, acceleration and cruising speeds as diesel, while emitting less pollution. Although the company dominates the truck engine business, Cummins seeks to keep increasing its market share within the bus engine and natural gas sector, says Arturo Robles, Commercial Manager Bus Segment, Mexico and Latin America, Cummins.

Kern-Liebers Expands Operations in Nuevo Leon
The high-precision technology company invested US$10 million to expand its plant in Nuevo Leon. “We are convinced that Nuevo Leon is the ideal location to be in this region, due to its geographic location, excellent connectivity and favorable conditions for industry, in addition to the good quality of life it offers to our employees,” says Timm Jenisch, Senior Vice President for North America, Kern-Liebers. The recently inaugurated factory has the capacity to manufacture 50 million high-precision parts for the automotive, health and consumer goods industries.

Scania México Acquires CARBIOIN Carbon Credits
To offset the greenhouse gas emissions generated by its aftersale services, Scania México purchased 1,308 carbon credits. With this, the company will be able to reduce the emissions it generated during the shipping of spare parts across the country, as well as those emissions generated by the use of its vehicle pool.

Nissan, Renault Revamp Alliance and Agree on Equal Partnership
Both companies have agreed to reshape their 20-plus-year-old collaboration. Under the new agreement, Renault will reduce its ownership of the Japanese firm from 43% to 15%, which is equal to Nissan's ownership of the French automaker. With the same 15% cross-shareholding position, Nissan will now be able to exercise its voting rights and invest in the French company's EVs division.

Nearshoring Key to Mexico’s Economic Growth: Minister of Economy
Minister of Economy Raquel Buenrostro discussed strategies to benefit from nearshoring and relocation in a meeting with the Ministers of Economic Development of various states. All parties concurred that it is crucial to give foreign businesses legal and operational certainty to help them to maintain their current investments and to pave the way for new ones.

Hapag-Lloyd, Transportes Marva Introduce Zero-Emission Fleet
Shipping company Hapag-Lloyd and its Mexican business partner Transportes Marva began ground operations with brand-new 100% electric heavy units from BYD. With this fleet, Transportes Marva hopes to cut emissions by at least 2,000 tons of CO2 annually. This acquisition marks a milestone for both companies and for the Mexican transportation industry.

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