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. The human is at the center of all activities and it is consistently “Digital, flexible, green”. Both of these models are produced exclusively in Kecskemét for the world market.

EEA Report: Trends in European Transport Are Heading in the Wrong Direction

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Rail and inland waterway freight recorded increases of 11% and 17% respectively but saw their market share decline. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Europe Market Background Policy Indexed European transport sector greenhouse gas emissions, 1990-2006. Source: EEA. Click to enlarge.

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DAF Putting LF Hybrid Truck Into Production; Eaton Hybrid System

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In practice, this is enough to drive in and out of the green zones in city centers. DAF is starting to supply the LF Hybrid in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium; countries in which market research has shown that the interest in hybrid vehicles is highest.

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

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News | Markets | Technology | Personal Finance | Small Business | RSS Newsletters Video Home Fortune 500 Technology Investing Management Rankings Warren Buffett takes charge Warren Buffett hasnt just seen the car of the future, hes sitting in the drivers seat. The E6 will hit the Chinese market later this year. It was announced in late September, as the global financial markets teetered on the abyss. market, where the economics of electric cars are not as compelling.

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Buffett's Chinese electric car company

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BYD’s conventional gas-powered cars are selling well these days in China, and his electric plug-in electric model looks like it will come to market with a longer range and a lower sticker price than the new Toyota Prius much-hyped Chevy Volt.

Downsized 4.0 TFSI for Audi S8 cuts fuel consumption 23% compared to predecessor; cylinder deactivation and start-stop

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TFSI twin turbo V8 for the upcoming Audi top-of-the-line S8 ( earlier post ), due on market in early summer 2012, develops 382 kW (520 hp), while consuming 10.2 Technologies such as plate honing are used during assembly of the V8 at the Audi plant in Györ, Hungary. The fuel consumption indicator bars turn green and a text message is also displayed. Audi S8 4.0 TFSI start-stop and cylinder deactivation. Click to enlarge. The newly developed 4.0

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