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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.

GS Yuasa to set up SLI lithium-ion battery plant in Hungary

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GS Yuasa Corporation will establish a manufacturing subsidiary company, GS Yuasa Hungary Ltd. in Hungary and build a new plant for lithium-ion batteries. These batteries will be used for SLI (Starting, Lighting, and Ignition) applications which are expected to be expanded in the European market. GS Yuasa will also consider manufacturing lithium-ion cells in this plant in future.

DAF trucks showcases electric and hybrid trucks at IAA CV

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At IAA Commercial Vehicles, Dutch truck manufacturer DAF—a division of Paccar—is showcasing the LF Electric, CF Electric and CF Hybrid Innovation trucks. DAF said it will be ready to introduce these trucks when the market is ready.

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

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In Germany the smart brand is the market leader among all-electric vehicles in the first quarter of 2018. The production network of the new generation of compact cars includes the plant in Kecskemét, Hungary, the BBAC production site in Beijing, the COMPAS plant in Aguascalientes (Mexico) as well as the Finnish manufacturing service provider Valmet Automotive. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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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 Manufacturers will have to reduce emissions of their fleet significantly to meet the upcoming 2020 and 2021 targets. g CO 2 /km in 2018. Vans registered in the EU and Iceland in 2018 emitted on average 158.1 In 2018, 1.66

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Ipsos study finds US among most skeptical of Autonomous Vehicles

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Although there is widespread interest in autonomous vehicles (AVs), the US—one of the largest auto markets in the world—expresses higher levels of resistance than most nations, according to a new study by Ipsos, a leading global market research firm. Many Americans are unsure where regulation should come from, but would prefer manufacturers and tech companies (36%) to self-regulate over government regulation (24%).

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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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The company will decide on the basis of market demand which foreign locations will produce further EQ models within the production network. The Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant is running at high capacity utilization, and currently creating the conditions for the production start of the next compact car generation in 2018. The A-Class, B-Class and the compact SUV GLA are manufactured at the location. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Vehicle Manufacturers

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