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

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By picking Slovakia as the location for its new plant, Volvo Cars is creating a European triangle of manufacturing covering its largest sales region—complementing the Ghent plant (Belgium) in western Europe and the Torslanda plant (Sweden) in northern Europe. The new facility represents an investment of around €1.2

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Magna opening Slovakia plant for ADAS and electrification systems

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Magna is expanding its ADAS and electrification footprint with the opening of a new plant in Kechnec, Slovakia. The plant will produce some of the company’s most innovative Level 2 ADAS solutions as well as technologies for the electric vehicle market. The brownfield facility will support two European automakers and new global entrant.

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EEB report finds only Belgium and Slovakia on track to meet EU air pollution targets

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EEB analysis found that only two member states (Belgium and Slovakia) are on track to meet the targets for the decade between 2020 and 2029, while only Belgium is on course to satisfy its 2030 commitments. Greece, Luxembourg and Romania have still not delivered their program and Italy has only submitted a draft.

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

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In Europe, Hyundai Mobis plans to expand further its market position. The company is pursuing a strategic transformation into a software- and platform-oriented technology company.

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Hydro’s Slovalco plant to halt primary aluminum production due to high electricity prices

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Hydro’s majority-owned Slovalco aluminum facility in Slovakia has decided to close the primary aluminum production at the plant. Slovakia has not implemented competitive EU CO 2 compensation framework. The closure will be completed by the end of September 2022.

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Duisburg orders 25 Solaris hydrogen buses

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Urbino hydrogen buses have been contracted by customers from Austria, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden and Italy. Solaris has so far delivered more than 3,000 buses with electric and hydrogen propulsion systems.

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

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In 2019, Kia established a system to replace all power used in its production plant in Žilina, Slovakia with renewable energy. Hyundai Mobis made a full switch to renewable energy sources in its Slovakia and Sweden operations earlier this year.

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