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Joseph Szczesny

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Inficon Technology Seeks Leaks in Li-ion Battery Cells

Billions of lithium-ion battery cells are produced annually for use in EVs, as well as for medical devices and consumer electronics products. Depending on cell type, 5% or more of those cells may have undetected leaks.

Batteries

UAW Sides With Trump in Calling for NAFTA Reforms

The UAW is maintaining its hardline position that NAFTA needs a complete overhaul, even though any political credit among blue-collar voters for doing so is likely to go to President Donald Trump, whose administration is decidedly anti-union on other key issues.

Markets

BorgWarner Broadens Powertrain-Component Portfolio

Over the past few years BorgWarner, which reported sales of $9.8 billion in 2017, has formed combined teams from multiple centers of expertise to offer OEMs a full array of products for internal combustion engines, hybrids and electric vehicles.

Autonomy Electrified Vehicles

Lawsuits Against UAW Spin Off From Corruption Case

A federal lawsuit filed by three UAW members claims the union’s FCA contract was skewed in the automaker’s favor by the corruption of two top negotiators and alleges millions of dollars in dues collected from union members were “wasted on tainted bargaining.”

Markets

UAW Elects New FCA Department VP

The UAW chooses a veteran union director to head its FCA unit, replacing a vice president who retired Dec. 31 amid a federal investigation into misused union training funds.

Markets

Former BMW Executives Look to Become EV Players

Byton hopes its blend of expertise from China, Germany and the U.S. will help it stand out in an increasingly crowded field when it launches its first vehicle in 2019.

Engines Markets
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