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Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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The European car market recorded its best H1 performance of the century, with 8.6 Despite uncertainty in the UK, where the market was down 6.3% on H1 2017, the growth recorded in Germany, France and Spain allowed the overall market to keep growing. of the German market.

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Diesel new vehicle market share in Europe in February dropped to 39.5%; SUVs still driving growth

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million units registered in Europe in 2018 so far, according to figures from JATO Dynamics. The market share of diesel vehicles fell to 39.5% compared to the same month last year, meaning SUVs accounted for 33% of the total market in February. MPVs saw market share decline by 2.1

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

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The company assumes that unit sales of electric models will represent a share of somewhere between 15 and 25 percent of total Mercedes-Benz sales by 2025. In Germany the smart brand is the market leader among all-electric vehicles in the first quarter of 2018. Mercedes-Benz Cars is expanding its production capacities for electric cars in Europe.

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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 It was the best result since 2007, when the market peaked with 16.02 Globally, Europe was the world’s third-largest car market behind China and the US. market share. Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Sale

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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. In 2018, 1.66

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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. It posted consolidated sales of more than €69 million in the fiscal year ending 31 December 2017. Teijin Frontier Co.,

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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 company assumes that the proportion of electric vehicles in the total unit sales of Mercedes-Benz will be between 15 and 25 percent by 2025.

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