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. The first global “Full-Flex Plant” of Mercedes-Benz Cars is based on the “Factory 56” principles introduced in February ( earlier post ), and is thus digitized consistently, designed for sustainable production and puts the human at the center of all activities. Mercedes-Benz Cars produced more than 2.4

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. Mercedes-Benz Cars plans to launch more than ten electric cars by 2022 throughout all segments, from smart to large SUVs. 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.

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Mercedes-Benz Cars plants in Germany to be supplied with CO2-neutral energy from 2022

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In Germany, all Mercedes-Benz plants will be supplied with CO 2 -neutral energy. From 2022, the production of our Mercedes-Benz plants in Germany will operate CO 2 -neutral. As part of the electric offensive, Mercedes-Benz Cars counts on local emission-free vehicles. —Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain. In Kecskemét (Hungary), a second plant under construction will be CO 2 -neutral.

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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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But it was the positive economic situation across the continent that boosted results, JATO said, as midsize markets such as the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden all posted increases, and smaller markets like Hungary, Greece, Romania, Croatia and Lithuania similarly posted significant increases.

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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. All three German Mercedes-Benz car plants—Rastatt, Bremen and Sindelfingen—will now produce EQ-brand EVs. Future EQ models can be integrated in the series production of existing Mercedes-Benz plants on four continents.

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