BMW Group presenting first two track sections for autonomous driving at new site in Sokolov, Czech Republic

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The Group is presenting the first two track sections for testing autonomous vehicles and assistance systems at the new BMW Group Future Mobility Center in Sokolov, the Czech Republic.

Euro Manganese to begin assembly of demo plant in Czech Republic; production targeted for December

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Canada-based battery materials company Euro Manganese (EMN) reported that the first shipment of the components of its demonstration plant to be sited in Chvaletice, Czech Republic is underway from China, where the components of the plant are being assembled.

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A123 Systems opening new manufacturing facility in Czech Republic; support for increasing volume of 12V and 48V Li-ion systems

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Li-ion battery manufacturer A123 Systems is expanding its operations in Europe by opening a new manufacturing facility in the Czech Republic city of Ostrava. The opening of the new facility is the result of a substantial surge in European market demand for low-voltage automotive products, a strategic focus of A123.

Hyundai Opens €1B Manufacturing Plant in Czech Republic

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billion) manufacturing plant in Nošovice, Czech Republic. With mass production having started in November last year, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC), a fully-owned subsidiary of Seoul-based Hyundai Motor Co., With the completion of the Czech factory, Hyundai Motor now has a production foothold in all major markets, including the USA, China, India and Turkey. Hyundai Motor Co., officially opened its €1 billion (US$1.5

Czech transit operator signs agreement for up to 20 Solaris hydrogen buses

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The transport carrier in the Czech city of Ústí nad Labem and Solaris Bus & Coach have signed a framework agreement for the purchase of zero-emission Urbino 12 hydrogen buses. This group of countries has now been joined by the Czech Republic.

Refineries in the Americas produce a greater share of gasoline per barrel of crude oil than refineries in other world regions

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OECD Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Switzerland; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom.

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The S4716 Star: The fastest known star in the Milky Way

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Researchers at the University of Cologne and Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic) have discovered the fastest known star, which travels around a black hole in record time. […].

Czech government, ?EZ sign MOU on $2.4B, 40GWh gigafactory; ?EZ lithium mine project progressing

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The Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) and majority state-owned energy group ?EZ The automotive industry is the cornerstone of the Czech economy and its share in our GDP is almost 10 percent. Electromobility is a reality and it is very important that one or more battery cell factories are established in our country in the Czech Republic. controls the mineral exploration licenses awarded by the Czech State over the Cínovec Lithium/Tin Project.

Toyota Motor Europe starts transporting vehicles by cross-channel rail freight to reduce emissions

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The second phase of TME’s “Rail Project” starts in April 2022, when its Valenciennes logistics hub will link up with the company’s plant in Kolin (Czech Republic), where it produces Yaris and the new Aygo Cross.

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Hyundai Mobis to showcase AI-controlled electric concept M.Vision X at IAA Mobility

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At IAA Mobility 2021 (7-12 September 2021), Hyundai Mobis, the global N° 7 automotive supplier, will unveil the M.Vision X , an AI-included concept car for full autonomous driving, in a European premiere.

Euro Manganese signs MoU with Statkraft for renewable energy supply for Chvaletice project

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Canada-based Euro Manganese (EMN) signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Norwegian state-owned company Statkraft for the long-term supply of carbon-free renewable energy for Euro Manganese’s flagship Chvaletice Manganese Project (CMP) in the Czech Republic.

Solaris unveils Urbino 18 hydrogen bus

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New deliveries to clients in Spain, France, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, amongst other countries, will start soon. Solaris unveiled its Urbino 18 hydrogen bus, the company’s second hydrogen bus in its zero-emission offering.

BMW Group, Qualcomm and Arriver to form long-lasting strategic cooperation for joint development of Automated Driving software

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The cooperation will see more than 1,400 specialists working together in locations worldwide, including Germany, USA, Sweden, China, Romania, and the BMW AD Test Center in Czech Republic. BMW Group, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Prague emergency service gets its first EV, a smart ed

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Prague (Czech Republic) Emergency service recently received its first electric vehicle, a smart ed (electric drive). The car is the first of 20 smart ed (electric drive) entering into the Czech Republic via a partnership with energy company E. Hybrid.cz It will be used for fast emergency response in the city center. ON and Smart.

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Nano One & Euro Manganese to co-develop applications for high-purity manganese in lithium-ion battery cathode materials

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The proposed project entails re-processing a significant manganese deposit hosted in mine tailings from a decommissioned mine, located in the Czech Republic. Nano One and Euro Manganese have entered into a Joint Development Agreement.

E.ON and Samsung SDI to cooperate in Li-ion stationary energy storage business

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will run battery projects in US, Germany, UK and Czech Republic first. SE recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Samsung SDI on co-operation in the energy storage business. The co-operation includes the development of profitable energy storage solutions and, to this end, to assess and develop a potential business model for targeting applications for Lithium-Ion batteries in selected regions and markets.

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Hyundai Motor to integrate green energy into Charge myHyundai service in Europe

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Charge myHyundai is currently available in 15 European markets: Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Hyundai Motor is integrating green energy into Charge myHyundai.

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Volkswagen starts operation of $22M North American Battery Engineering Lab in Chattanooga

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Since 2019, Volkswagen has already transformed four of its global factories to assemble these MEB-specific battery packs, with sites in Germany, Czech Republic and two in China; Chattanooga is the fifth one.

EEA: 3/4 of EU urban population exposed to toxic air as governments fail to cut emissions

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Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania and Italy breached EU limits for fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ), one of the most dangerous forms of air pollution which caused about 417,000 premature deaths in 41 European countries in 2018.

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ŠKODA collaborates with IBG ?esko on second-life battery energy storage system; up to 328 kWh

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In partnership with the Czech technology company IBG ?esko, So far, 160 pre-orders have been received from dealers in the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands and Slovakia.

Teslicka CZ: Tesla vs Ski Slope – The Best Lift Ever! ??

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YouTube courtesy of Teslicka CZ We´ve tried to conqeur the ski slope Monínec (Czech Republic) with our Tesla Model X Perfomance (over 800 hp, 1000 Nm, AWD).

Teijin completes acquisition of Czech composite and component supplier Benet Automotive

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Benet), a leading automotive composite and component supplier in the Czech Republic, from Jet Investment. Teijin Limited completed the acquisition of Benet Automotive s.r.o. Teijin is targeting automotive composite business sales of approximately €1.7 billion (US$2 billion) by 2030.

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Successful first test run of Alstom Coradia iLint fuel cell train; signed letters of intent for 60 trains

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An extensive test campaign will be conducted in Germany and Czech Republic in the coming months before the Coradia iLint performs its first passenger test runs on the Buxtehude–Bremervörde–Bremerhaven–Cuxhaven (Germany) route beginning of 2018. The dynamic tests are performed at Salzgitter plant at 80 km/h and in Velim (Czech Republic) at up to 140 km/h (87 mph), the maximum speed of the Coradia iLint.

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Rheinmetall wins orders for innovative fuel tank isolation valve for plug-in hybrids

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Production of the FTIVs is scheduled to commence in early 2022 at Pierburg’s plant in Ústí nad Labem in the Czech Republic. Rheinmetall Automotive has booked its first orders for an environmentally friendly fuel tank isolation valve (FTIV).

Ricardo partners with Geely on development of transmission for range-extended plug-in hybrid vehicles

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In addition to the core engineering team, support will also be available from Ricardo’s technical centers in other locations including the Czech Republic. Geely Auto Group (Geely) has selected Ricardo to assist with the development—right through to production implementation—of a new advanced transmission for range-extended plug-in hybrid vehicles. Key requirements for the transmission are high efficiency and competitive cost for high volume A and B-segment products.

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Magna providing composite liftgate assembly for BMW i3 EV

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The liftgate assembly is being produced at a Magna facility in the Czech Republic, using advanced manufacturing and bonding processes to ensure a high-quality product scalable for high-volume production. Magna International Inc. is leveraging its advanced composites and exteriors systems expertise to produce an innovative, lightweight composite liftgate assembly on the BMW i3.

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Hyundai Motor targeting 7% of global EV market by 2030; 1.87M BEVs

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Beyond existing BEV production facilities centered in Korea and the Czech Republic, Hyundai plans to expand its BEV manufacturing bases gradually, starting with an Indonesian plant that recently started operation.

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Teijin joins AZL Partner Network for Lightweight Production Technology

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of Czech Republic.

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Teijin to establish Teijin Automotive Center Europe to expand capabilities for next-gen automotive components

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In Europe, CSP’s French operation will open a new sheet molding compound plant and Teijin has acquired leading automotive-composite suppliers Inapal Plásticos SA of Portugal and Benet Automotive of Czech Republic.

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ŠKODA showing VisionC dual-fuel design concept at Geneva

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Based in the Czech Republic and part of the Volkswagen Group, ŠKODA is using the concept to highlight the evolution of the brand, as well as compliance with Europe’s 95 g/km target. ŠKODA will showcase a five-door concept coupé—ŠKODA VisionC—powered by a CNG/gasoline bivalent 1.4 TSI/81 kW turbo engine, at the Geneva Motor Show. On natural gas, the vehicle consumes 3.4 kg (5.1 m 3 ) CNG per kilometer, equating to CO 2 emissions of 91 g/km. VisionC. Click to enlarge.

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IONITY partners with Shell, OMV, Tank & Rast and Circle K on sites for high-power charging network; 18 countries, >200 sites

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By joining forces with Shell, IONITY will be able to install its fast charging infrastructure at sites throughout ten European countries: Belgium, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. IONITY is working with the Austrian company OMV on the roll-out of a fast charging infrastructure in Austria, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

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SEAT part of EU €1.6B Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on Urban Mobility consortium

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The headquarters will be located in Barcelona, with four branches in Copenhagen (Denmark), Prague (Czech Republic), Munich (Germany) and Helmond (the Netherlands).

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Volkswagen extends production of ID.3 EV to Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden

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Moreover, in order to lay a solid foundation for the future of the Gläserne Manufaktur there are also plans to establish or expand new areas of business in the fields of vehicle collection, insourcing and vehicle function testing in the border tripoint of Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany. Volkswagen will assemble its ID.3 EV at the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden in addition to the Zwickau plant. The ID.3

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A123 Systems opens Czech plant to produce 12V and 48V Li-ion systems

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A123 Systems LLC, a developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries and systems, recently celebrated the opening of its new manufacturing facility in Ostrava, Czech Republic at which A123 will produce more than 600,000 units of its low voltage automotive systems annually for European customers.

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SEAT Componentes to manufacture new 6-speed manual for Volkswagen Group MQB platform; 450K units/year

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Located in El Prat de Llobregat, this is one of the facilities owned by the Volkswagen Group worldwide for the manufacture of transmissions, together with the ones in Kassel (Germany), Mladá Boleslav and Vrchlabi (Czech Republic), Córdoba (Argentina) and the four plants located in China (Tianjin, Dalian, Changchun and Anting).

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

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g CO 2 /km), the Czech Republic (170.0 It also varied across countries: smaller vehicles were sold in Bulgaria and Cyprus ( 1 955 kg) in Slovakia, Finland and Czech Republic. 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 grams of CO 2 per kilometer.

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V4 countries form G4 Centre of Excellence for joint R&D in Generation-4 nuclear reactors

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Husinec, Czech Republic; MTA EK, Budapest, Hungary; NCBJ, ?wierk, The V4 is an alliance of four Central European states—Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The nuclear research institutes of the Visegrád Group countries (V4) (ÚJV ?ež ež a.s., wierk, Poland; and VUJE, a.s., Trnava, Slovakia) agreed to establish the V4G4 Centre of Excellence for performing joint research, development and innovation in the field of Generation-4 (G4) nuclear reactors.

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Waze adds speed limits feature, planned drives

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Waze is rolling out the new feature first in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad, Tobago and Uruguay. Waze, the popular “connected driver” app that combines navigation with driver contributions on traffic, accidents and other road data, is adding a speed limit feature that will automatically notify drivers when they are exceeding the speed limit.

2016 150

First fire of new prototype 3-cylinder TGDI engine for China’s Changhe

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litre turbocharged gasoline direct injection (TGDI) engine prototype is the culmination of 11 months of work by Ricardo engineers at the company’s facilities in Shanghai, the Czech Republic, Germany and the UK, as well as a team of Changhe resident engineers who have been based at Shoreham.

2016 150

Magna and bio-on to partner on bio-plastics for automotive industry

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Magna Interiors will utilize its facility in Liberec, Czech Republic, for joint testing. Magna International Inc., a leading global automotive supplier, and bio-on , an Italian intellectual property company, signed a cooperation agreement to start exclusive R&D activities on the use of bio-plastics for the automotive industry. bio-on has developed a new kind of bio plastic created through the use of naturally occurring bacteria which feed off sugar beet by-products.

2014 186

European Fast-E project launches; 278 fast-charging points in Germany and Belgium

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A sister project between the Czech Republic and Slovakia will add another 30 charging stations. The Fast-E project, co-financed by the European Union and nine companies, has officially launched , with the objective of installing 241 fast-charging charging stations in Germany and 37 in Belgium. The 278 charging points set up every 80 km along Germany and Belgium’s main motorways, will allow drivers of electric vehicles to “refuel” and extend their car’s range.

2016 183

Magna using torsional welding process for thermoplastics in autos; sensors to thin-wall bumpers

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The torsional welding process, developed by Magna for automotive applications at its exteriors plant in Liberec, Czech Republic, in collaboration with Telsonic Ultrasonics , features a high-speed twisting motion that creates enough friction-based heat to join a plastic bracket to a thermoplastic fascia. Magna is using a torsional welding process for joining thermoplastic materials in order to help automakers cut weight and costs.

2017 150

NuScale Power receives US NRC design approval for small modular reactor

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NuScale has signed agreements with entities in the US, Canada, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Jordan. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) completed the Phase 6 review—the last and final phase—of the Design Certification Application (DCA) for NuScale Power’s small modular reactor (SMR) and issued the Final Safety Evaluation Report (FSER). The FSER represents completion of the technical review and approval of the NuScale SMR design.

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