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European Commission opens investigation into proposed public support for Samsung SDI battery plant in Hungary

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The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether Hungary's plans to grant €108 million of public support to Samsung SDI for investing in the expansion of its battery cell production facility in Göd (Hungary) is in line with EU rules on regional State aid. Samsung SDI is one of the main players in the fast growing market of lithium-ion battery market.

Mercedes-Benz Cars invests €1B in new “Full-Flex” car plant in Hungary; Factory 56 applied to full plant

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Mercedes-Benz Cars is starting construction of its first “Full-Flex Plant“ in Kecskemét, Hungary, about 90 km in the south of Budapest. With an investment of one billion euros, we are building in Hungary the first ‘Full-Flex Plant’ in the global production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

Mercedes-Benz to invest ~€500M to produce electric compact EQ model at Hambach plant

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Mercedes-Benz Cars is expanding its production capacities for electric cars in Europe. The Hambach plant in France, which currently produces smart brand electric vehicles, will produce a compact electric car of the new product and technology brand EQ. Mercedes-Benz Cars plans to launch more than ten electric cars by 2022 throughout all segments, from smart to large SUVs. From 2020, the brand smart will only offer electric vehicles.

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EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased in 2018

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According to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the average CO 2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU) in 2018 increased for the second consecutive year, reaching 120.4 g CO 2 /km in 2018. Vans registered in the EU and Iceland in 2018 emitted on average 158.1 Moreover, the market penetration of zero- and low-emission vehicles, including electric cars, remained slow in 2018.

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Teijin Frontier to acquire J.H. Ziegler; addressing EV demand

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The company also produces market-leading top-quality sound-absorbing materials and nonwovens for home interior and heat insulation use. The company operates five facilities globally, including three in Germany and one each in Hungary and China, and employs approximately 400 staff. Electric (Battery) Materials RegulationsTeijin Frontier Co., the Teijin Group’s fiber and products converting company, agreed to acquire J.H.

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European car market logs best year for alternative fueled vehicles, lowest diesel share since 2001

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The European car market remained stable during 2018, as 15.6 million vehicles were registered—just 346 more than in 2017— according to JATO Dyanmics. It was the best result since 2007, when the market peaked with 16.02 market share.

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Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant to produce compact electric EQ vehicles; 3rd center of competence for EQ models in Germany

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Mercedes-Benz announced that its Rastatt plant—the company’s lead plant in global production of compact cars—will produce compact-class electric EQ models in the future. With highly flexible structures, the plants already can produce vehicles with different drive types on the same line. The company will decide on the basis of market demand which foreign locations will produce further EQ models within the production network.

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