Paks, Hungary orders 10 electric Solaris buses

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The city of Paks, located in the central part of Hungary, has ordered 10 zero-emission electric buses from Solaris: six Solaris Urbino 12 electric vehicles and four 8.9-meter electric buses with five stationary chargers.

Alstom and MOL to explore use of hydrogen technologies for rail transport in Hungary

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Alstom and MOL, Hungary’s leading oil and gas company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to structure cooperation in examining the use of hydrogen technology in rail transportation. As part of its National Hydrogen Strategy, Hungary has been investigating the feasibility of introducing hydrogen technology to rail transportation.


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Audi building 160,000 m2 photovoltaic system for Gy?r, Hungary plant

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As part of the joint project with E.ON Together with E.ON, Audi is building a solar energy park on the roofs of the two logistics centers of its plant in Gy?r r covering about 160,000 square meters. This will create Europe’s largest photovoltaic system installed on a building at the Audi Hungaria plant in Gy?r. The system will have a peak output of 12 megawatts. Construction work will start in August 2019 and renewable energy generation will start at the beginning of next year.

Samsung SDI completes EV battery plant construction in Hungary; global production tripod

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Samsung SDI has completed construction of its electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in Hungary. Through construction of the Hungary plant, Samsung SDI sets up a global electric vehicle batteries production tripod with plants in Ulsan, South Korea and Xian, China. State-of-the-art technology of Samsung SDI will be applied to batteries to be made in this plant in Hungary. Batteries are one of the most important parts supplied to global car makers.

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. Because all parts of the plant—from the press shop to assembly—are new, the entire production flow can be optimally coordinated.

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BMW investing €400M in new vehicle assembly at Munich plant as part of shift to electromobility; engine production being concentrated at Steyr and Hams Hall

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It will ramp up for the first time at our future plant in Debrecen, Hungary, before being rolled out across our global production network in stages. The BMW Group is speeding up the shift towards electromobility and strengthening its global network for production of electrified vehicles.

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Rolls-Royce developing turbogenerator technology for hybrid-electric aviation applications

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Rolls-Royce experts based in Germany, Norway and Hungary are developing the turbogenerator design and working on its system integration and are focused on ensuring smart power distribution during flight.

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Opel introducing new 1.6L SIDI engine with start-stop system; 3 new engine generations over next 12 months part of major turnaround plan

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Production at the Szentgotthardt plant in Hungary will begin in late 2012. Opel’s first new engine for a revamped portfolio is a turbocharged 1598 cc, four-cylinder gasoline unit with direct injection and Start/Stop. Click to enlarge. Opel is fundamentally renewing its engine range over the next 12 months with the launch of three completely new gasoline and diesel families intended to replace the core of the current portfolio.

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BYD delivers 246 electric buses to Keolis Nederland

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An initial 246 BYD low-floor eBuses—part of a total order for 259 vehicles —are now with Keolis Nederland and entered service on 13 December on routes in Zwolle, Apeldoorn, Ede, Dedemsvaart, Vaassen, Harderwijk, and Deventer in the country’s IJssel-Vecht region.

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Rolls-Royce to power Vertical Aerospace’s all-electric eVTOL UAM aircraft

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Around 150 Rolls-Royce engineers based in countries including Hungary, Germany, US and the UK will work with the Vertical Aerospace team on developing the aircraft which is aiming to be one of the world’s first certified eVTOLs.

First international safety standard for Level 4 automated driving systems has been published

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An international group of experts led by WMG, University of Warwick working together as a part of an ISO technical committee, has published the first international (ISO) safety standard for Level 4 automated driving systems, taking them a step further towards being more widely available. The group included experts from Japan, USA, Canada, Australia, South Korea, China, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Hungary and the UK.

Hyundai Motorsport begins testing with Veloster N ETCR electric racer

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The days at the circuit—already an established part of the FIA WTCR and TCR Europe calendars—allowed the engineers to learn more about the chassis balance on the technical circuit, and to begin to harness the power from the mid-mounted electric motor to maximize performance and efficiency. The days in Hungary were only the start of an extensive testing program for the coming months.

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Mercedes-Benz prepares car production network for new electric portfolio

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Core Luxury: The Mercedes-Benz plants in Bremen, Germany and Kecskemét, Hungary to manufacture vehicles in Europe based on the MB.EA As part of implementing the Mercedes-Benz 2022-2026 Business Plan, the company is investing more than €2 billion into its European production sites.

PRoPART project successfully demonstrates highly accurate positioning solution for automotive use

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As part of the test, the Scania self-driving truck executed a safe and efficient lane change in traffic. The self-driving truck was supplied by Scania, with Hungary-based V2X company Commsignia providing in the C-ITS technology.

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Study finds advanced driver assistance systems not always reliable in long-term operation

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The study comprises two parts. As part of the study, TÜV Rheinland experts took a modified test vehicle equipped with a state-of-the-art lane keeping assistance system on the Zalazone test track in Hungary.

Mercedes introducing EQB compact electric SUV in Shanghai

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After Europe, the international version of the EQB, produced in Kecskemét, Hungary, will be launched at the end of the year, followed by the US market launch in 2022. The new Mercedes-Benz EQB is making its debut at Auto Shanghai 2021 this week.

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Bosch supplying factory equipment for battery production; €250M business by 2025

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Bosch is doing its part to meet this demand. Electric “tailwind” for bicycles comes from Hungary: since 2015, the Bosch plant in Miskolc has been manufacturing high-performance e-bike batteries that feature an extended range and a long service life. Bosch is pooling its mechanical engineering expertise and offering companies factory equipment for battery production from a single source—ranging from individual components and software solutions to complete assembly lines.

Tesla “Camp Mode” and other features become indispensable for Ukraine EV owners


While Starlink plays the vital role of keeping key parts of the nation connected to the internet, electric vehicles from Musk’s EV company, Tesla, are also aiding people on the ground.

Audi newly to begin production in Brazil in 2015; $200M investment in Curitiba

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To achieve that target, the company is making large investments at its large production sites in Germany and Hungary and is significantly expanding its production network outside Europe. The plans for Brazil are part of Audi’s international expansion plans. Beginning in 2105, Audi AG will produce the new Audi Q3 and the new A3 Sedan on the premises of Volkswagen’s Curitiba plant in São José dos Pinhais, Brazil.

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And big players in the industry are joining forces to support and do their part to reach the goal. Hungary. EV Radar consists of top EV news, education, vehicle announcements, and more from the EV world. We’ll keep you informed. Get EV Radar in your email every two weeks.

Opel introducing new 1.6L diesel engine family; fuel consumption reduced by up to 10%, Euro 6 compliant

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Opel is introducing a new four-cylinder, 1.6-liter turbo-diesel engine as part of the fundamental renewal of its powertrain portfolio. By the end of this year we will have launched three all-new generations of gasoline and diesel engines, as part of our roll-out of 23 new models and 13 new powertrains by 2016. CDTI ECOTEC will be manufactured at the same “flex plant” as the new 1.6-liter gasoline engine, in Szentgotthard in Hungary.

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Toray to enter large tow carbon fiber business via $584M acquisition of Zoltec; wind and automotive markets

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However, large tow carbon fiber is anticipated to expand its applications, based on its reasonable balance between cost and performance, to wind energy-related which shows rapid demand growth in recent years, and automobile structural parts in future. Zoltek entered into large tow carbon fiber business in 1988, and acquired textile acrylic fiber plants in Hungary and Mexico in 1996 and 2007 respectively, and has been promoting development of large tow carbon fiber application and demand.

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

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The smart plant in Hambach will become a part of our global compact car production network with the lead plant Rastatt, Germany. The production network of the new generation of compact cars includes the plant in Kecskemét, Hungary, the BBAC production site in Beijing, the COMPAS plant in Aguascalientes (Mexico) as well as the Finnish manufacturing service provider Valmet Automotive. Mercedes-Benz Cars is expanding its production capacities for electric cars in Europe.

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Car Crash Prevention System Wins Student $10,000 IEEE Scholarship

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Several research articles he came across said it was impossible to create such a machine because it would be unable to print motors and other electronic parts. A lot of people can be exposed to this danger," she says, "especially from landlocked countries, like Hungary," where she lives.

European countries struggle to meet emission limits due to emissions from agriculture and transport

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On the basis of unadjusted emission totals, the following 11 Member States reported exceedances of their NEC Directive national ceilings for one or more pollutants in 2015: Austria; Belgium; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; Ireland; Luxembourg; Spain; and Sweden. In 2015, six Member States (Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg and Portugal) did not attain their NMVOCs ceilings.

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EEA report finds more action needed to protect Europe’s most vulnerable citizens from air pollution, noise and extreme temperatures

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Eastern European regions (including Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria) and regions in southern Europe (including Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece), where incomes and education are lower and unemployment rates higher than European averages, were more exposed to air pollutants including particulate matter (PM) and ground level ozone (O 3 ).

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Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program accepting application for 2017 awards

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These activities will become a part of initiatives aimed at meeting the goals set out in the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050, which was announced in October, 2015. Protecting highly important floodplain habitats in Hungary within the Tisza Floodplain. WWF Hungary.

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Audi Hungaria starts series production of electric motors

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r, Hungary plant. Driverless vehicles, controlled by an intelligent IT system, transport the parts to the workstations. Series production of electric motors officially started in Audi’s Gy?r, The electric motors are produced on floor space of 8,500 square meters using an innovative modular assembly production concept. The company has invested a double-digit million amount to set up the motor production facility. Tubing the various coil windings.

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Mercedes brings five new EVs to IAA Mobility

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It will be the first purely electrically powered production vehicle from the Kecskemét plant in Hungary. The battery housing is part of the vehicle structure and thus an integral part of the crash concept.

Audi developing modular assembly principle as successor to production line; Gy?r testing for 2018 e-tron electric motor production

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At its Győr engine plant in Hungary, Audi is developing a possible future production process for the electric drive motor to be used in the 2018 C-BEV. Although the original concept was to use conventional sequential assembly, that approach had a number of disadvantages, including a sub-optimal line rate; underutilization of the 29 stations; a larger space requirement; and longer routes to the parts supermarket. DTS units carry the motors and their parts to the stations.

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Mercedes-Benz will be producing 8 all-electric EQ models in 2022

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The compact SUV EQB will be the first purely electrically powered production vehicle from Hungary and will complement the plug-in hybrid portfolio consisting of the CLA and CLA Shooting Brake. In 2022, Mercedes-Benz’ global portfolio will include eight all-electric Mercedes-EQ models.

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This Computer Pioneer’s Invention Made Zoom Possible

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He was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to pursue a master’s degree at Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now part of New York University ) which, in the 1960s, was considered one of the leading engineering schools.

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Audi going to the moon; Audi lunar e-quattro rover

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Audi is supporting the German team (the “ Part-Time Scientists ”) in the Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP) competition with its know-how in several fields of technology from quattro all-wheel drive and lightweight construction to electric mobility and piloted driving. The Audi working group that is assisting the Part-Time Scientists currently consists of ten employees who represent different technical departments.

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Drone Startup to Fly Pallets Without Pilots

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The point is to take a slice of business that’s now handled by regular air freight and by trucks—above all, the quick delivery of critical parts. Delivering things by drone began as a stunt in 2012, when a model airplane dropped a burrito by parachute to a hungry customer waiting below.

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Honda targets new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency with 8,500-mile diesel drive across Europe

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To ensure accurate monitoring of the route, journey time and distance driven, the record car has been fitted with a tracking device, provided by fleet telematics and stolen vehicle recovery expert, Tracker (part of the Tantalum Corporation). Honda aims to win a new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency in an 8,500-mile (13,679 km) drive across all 24 contiguous EU countries in a 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engined Honda Civic Tourer. In the Civic Tourer, the 1.6

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Siemens and Valeo to form joint venture in high-voltage electric powertrains

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Valeo will be contributing its high-voltage power electronics business, including 200 employees of which 90 are based in France, and which is part of the Powertrain Systems Business Group (PTS). The joint-venture will have a global focus and cost-efficient regional set-up, providing access to key markets for automotive electrification, such as Europe and China: headquartered in Germany, with facilities in France, Norway, Poland, Hungary and China.

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Reports highlight ongoing advances in vehicle technology, consumer demand for fuel efficiency in US and Europe

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In part, this increasing mileage reflected the growing popularity of four-cylinder vehicles. In part, this increasing gas mileage reflects the decision of automakers to improve the fuel economy of ‘new series’ vehicles—those with significant design changes. Registrations of new cars fell furthest in 2012 in Greece (-41%), Portugal (-38%) and Cyprus (-25%), while at the other end of the scale new cars increased by more than 12% in in Estonia and Hungary.

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UN: world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100

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In most of sub-Saharan Africa, and in parts of Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean, recent reductions in fertility have caused the population at working ages (25-64 years) to grow faster than at other ages, creating an opportunity for accelerated economic growth thanks to a favorable population age distribution. The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7

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How Russia Sent Ukraine Racing Into the “Energy Eurozone”

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We are no longer alone,” is how President Volodimir Zelenskyy put it on Wednesday , declaring Ukraine part of the "energy Eurozone."

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

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As part of the electric offensive, Mercedes-Benz Cars counts on local emission-free vehicles. In Kecskemét (Hungary), a second plant under construction will be CO 2 -neutral. In Germany, all Mercedes-Benz plants will be supplied with CO 2 -neutral energy. The preparations for exclusively green electricity for a climate-friendly production in Europe are already well advanced. From 2022, the production of our Mercedes-Benz plants in Germany will operate CO 2 -neutral.

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QUANTIFY Study Finds GHG Emissions from Global Transport Could Double Their Net Contribution to Warming by 2100

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The study’s results, presented in the journal Atmospheric Environment , are part of the EU-funded QUANTIFY (Quantifying the climate impact of global and European transport systems) project, which received €8.39 Transport emissions could double their current relative net contribution to global warming by 2100, according to a new study by researchers at the Oslo-based Centre for International Climate and Environment Research (CICERO) in Norway.

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War in Ukraine: We Need to Talk About Fossil Fuels

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Natural gas first came through the Ukraine Transit pipeline (with branches to Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania) lines, then through the Yamal line (via Poland) and later also via Nord Stream 1 (under the Baltic Sea to Germany) and the Turkstream pipeline, under the Black Sea.

Opel presents new midsize gasoline engine at Aachen Colloquium; fuel consumption down 13%, torque and power up 33%

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The structural design considers the engine’s use in a variety of vehicle applications, allowing minimum integration effort and consistent part interchangeability. liter SIDI ECOTEC Turbo engine alongside the other new engine families will be at the Szentgotthard plant in Hungary and will begin in late 2012. New 1.6L SIDI engine. Click to enlarge. Opel revealed more details about its new mid-size gasoline engine family at the Aachen Colloquium in Germany. Earlier post.)

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