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Volvo Cars building €1.2B EV manufacturing plant in Slovakia; third in Europe

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The new plant will be climate-neutral and build only electric cars, underpinning the company’s ambition to become fully electric by 2030 and climate-neutral by 2040, and to continue expanding its global production capacity to match its growth ambitions. The new facility represents an investment of around €1.2

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Hyundai Motor Group affiliates to join Climate Group’s RE100, aim to expand renewable energy use

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Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) announced that five key affiliate companies, including Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation, will join Climate Group’s RE100 , a global initiative committed to moving toward 100% renewable energy. In Korea, Kia’s Gwangmyeong, Hwaseong and Gwangju plants have obtained ISO50001 certifications.

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Volvo Cars gears up for long-term sustainable growth with new Slovakia EV manufacturing plant

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The new state-of-the-art plant will be climate neutral and build only electric cars, underpinning the company’s ambition to become fully electric by […] The post Volvo Cars gears up for long-term sustainable growth with new Slovakia EV manufacturing plant appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Volvo Cars Building Climate-Neutral Electric Car Factory in Slovakia

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Volvo Cars was the first legacy automaker to come out and set a target for when it would produce only 100% electric cars, and it has long had a focus on safety, including safety of the planet/environment. This week, it’s taking that leadership forward again by announcing a third factory in Europe, one that will […].

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Tesla casting machine supplier to build Giga Presses for Volvo

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Italian casting machine manufacturer IDRA announced a partnership with Volvo in a press release this week, with the company set to install two 9,000-ton Giga Presses at the automaker’s Košice, Slovakia factory. The casting machines, originally developed for Tesla, have also been adopted recently by Ford , Toyota and Volvo owner Geely.

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EC approves second major battery innovation project; €2.9B (US$3.5B) from 12 member states

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The project, called “European Battery Innovation” (EuBatIn) was jointly prepared and notified by Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden. Having batteries that are more sustainable throughout their life cycle is key to achieve our ambitious climate targets. billion (US$3.5

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Rio Tinto and InoBat partner to explore full life-cycle lithium battery initiative

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InoBat, a battery manufacturer with a battery research and development facility and pilot plant being developed in Slovakia intends to scale up its future production through gigafactories to be built in the EMEA region. —Marnie Finlayson, Managing director of Rio Tinto’s borates and lithium businesses.

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