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All the latest news and current activities for Drive Midlands.

  • PwC Podcast – Electric Vehicle Charging for the Future

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    In this episode we are joined by Graeme Cooper, Project Director for electric vehicles at National Grid and Adrian Del Maestro, Director of Research at Strategy&. We discuss the outlook for and some of the challenges facing charging infrastructure and explore the ways industry and government can work together to make the UK a world […]

  • Vacancy: New Business Development Manager Role – Advanced Engineering role

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    We have a new job role up for grabs for the West Midlands Growth Company for a Business Development Manager – Advanced Engineering. For details of the role and how to apply, please click on the link below: https://wmgrowth.com/careers

  • Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – now recruiting for an industry-led partner

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    The West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC) will be putting forward an expression of interest for the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) addressing the Electric Vehicle Supply Chain. This will span two of the grand challenges: global shift to clean growth, and the future of mobility. The WMGC, with its industrial and business partners, will be submit […]

  • Could Autonomous Electric Vehicles help close the decarbonisation ‘transition’ gap? – PwC report

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Forecasts for Autonomous Electric Vehicle (A-EV) deployment vary, leading to uncertainty about their potential global decarbonisation impact At the upper bound of deployment,modelling shows A-EVs alone could bridge around one-third of the gap between current decarbonisation rates and the rate needed to limit warming to 2’C Business can prepare for this disruption by better understanding […]

  • West Midlands Combined Authority Skills Action Plan Survey

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    West Midlands Combined Authority, supported by not-for-profit engineering skills organisation Semta, is developing a Skills Action Plan for the automotive sector in the region and we need your support. We are gathering information on the skills and recruitment challenges that automotive supply chain employers in the region face, so that we can develop the plan […]

  • Midlands automotive SMEs with drive invited to Le Mans

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    West Midlands-based motor sport, automotive supply chain, transport technology and plastics and composites companies have the chance to join a trade visit to Le Mans, home of the world’s oldest active motorsport endurance race. Organised by West Midlands Chambers of Commerce, the visit will take place between Tuesday, June 12, and Friday, June 15, and […]

  • Pressure on the Production Line – industrial manufacturing industry leaking €177 billion through poor working capital management

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    • UK industrial manufacturers could release a cash injection of c. €5.1bn by improving working capital management • Deterioration in net working capital (NWC) days is at a five year high and remains one of the largest when compared to other industries Valuable cash resources that could support growth and innovation are continuing to slip […]

  • UK roadmap vital to convert electric vehicle ambition into action

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    60% of petrol/diesel drivers surveyed have not considered a battery-powered electric vehicle (BEV) with 51% ranking initial price and availability of charging as the top two barriers Greater clarity on home charging installers and economic benefits needed to drive EV switch Public charging infrastructure – particularly in cities – needs boost to create and meet […]

  • Electric and self-driving cars will accelerate the change on our roads

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Electric and self-driving cars will accelerate the change on our roads Vehicle stock in China expected to increase by almost 50% 40% of the mileage driven could be done in autonomous vehicles in 2030 Personal mileage could rise by 23% in Europe, 24% in the US and 183% in China 55% of cars set to […]

  • Free places on New Product Launch Excellence (NPLX)

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Exclusive 2018 Offer for Automotive Tier-1 Suppliers The New Product Introduction Challenge One of the key success factors for the UK Automotive supply chain is to ensure that New Product Introduction (NPI) capabilities, particularly sub Tier-1, are effectively supporting successful new product launches by improving the performance of quality, cost and delivery. Initiated by the […]