Daimler plans new €500M engine plant in Poland

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Daimler AG plans to invest approximately €500 million (US$576 million) in a new production facility in Poland. The first Mercedes-Benz Cars plant in Poland is to be established in Jawor, about 70 kilometers west of Wroclaw, and will produce four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars.

Toyota to produce hybrid transaxle and new gasoline engines in Poland; adjusting to shrinking diesel share in Europe

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Toyota Motor Europe will start production of a hybrid transaxle in 2018 at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) in Walbrzych, and add two gasoline engines—a 1.5L in 2019—at Toyota Motor Industries, Poland (TMIP) in Jelcz-Laskowice. —Kazunori Masuoka, President of Toyota Motor Industries Poland.

Poland NCBJ report concludes small modular reactors unlikely to play key role as basic electricity source in Poland

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A new report published by Poland’s National Center for Nuclear Research (Narodowe Centrum Bada? drowych, NCBJ) concludes that while small modular reactor (SMR) nuclear power plants (NPPs) might become important for Polish power industry, it is very unlikely that they will ever play a key role as basic electricity source in Poland. Our government’s policy is to develop in Poland by 2030 nuclear reactors of a combined electric power [of] 6000 MW.

ADM to acquire rapeseed processing and biodiesel company in Poland

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Elstar, located in northern Poland, operates a rapeseed crushing, refining, solid-fat packaging and oil bottling facility in Czernin and a fully-automated biodiesel facility in Malbork. Poland is an important origination and consumer market for ADM. The biodiesel plant will enable ADM to develop the biodiesel market in Poland and fits well within the company’s integrated business model.

Mercedes-Benz begins construction of new €500M engine plant in Jawor, Poland

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Mercedes-Benz has started construction of its first plant in Poland. The new site in Jawor, comprising an area of around 50 hectares, is the second engine production plant run by Mercedes-Benz Cars outside of Germany. Daimler is investing around €500 million in the new production site for four-cylinder engines for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars; around 500 jobs will be created. Mercedes-Benz expects the engine plant in Jawor to combine the latest sector standards with Industry 4.0

Poland joins electric vehicle race

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However, now you can add another name to the list: Poland. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric vehicles Poland Romet Romet 4E There are plenty of countries battling for superiority in the green car race, from the USA to Japan, and from China to France. Polish firm Romet presented a prototype small neighbourhood electric car named 4E as part of the Intermot 2010 in Cologne. The [.].

GM to invest $341M in plant in Poland for new mid-size diesel engine

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General Motors will build its new generation midsize diesel engine family at the GM Manufacturing Poland plant in Tychy. The GM Manufacturing Poland plants in Gliwice and Tychy employ 3,500 people. With today’s announcement, total GM investments in Poland will amount to more than €1 billion (US$1.4 Start of production of the all-aluminum 1.6-liter four-cylinder diesel engine is scheduled for 2017.

Volkswagen Group reorganizing some international production; new Poland plant for Crafter

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nia, Poland to build the successor to the Volkswagen Crafter van. With the decision to produce the Crafter in Poland, we have laid the foundations for the strategic reorientation of our light commercial vehicles. and will be the second location of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Poland in addition to the plant at Pozna?, The Volkswagen Group is re-ordering major parts of its international plant capacity deployment. The Group is building a new plant at Wrze?nia,

80-Foot Long Electric Bus Concept From Poland: Uses Fuel Cells Too

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Aggressive promotion by carmakers is slowly getting the public used to the idea of electric vehicles, but probably not ones like this. This massive plug-in electric bus concept comes from Polish bus-maker Solaris--and it uses fuel cells too. DON''T MISS: Portland Tests BYD K9 All-Electric Passenger Bus: Quick Ride The 24-meter (78.7

Altairnano working with TAURON on Li-ion energy storage systems demonstration research project in Poland

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TAURON) jointly to determine the necessary infrastructure needs for stationary energy storage systems based on lithium titanate batteries, and for the construction of power and frequency stabilization systems in Poland. Poland’s second-largest energy company. Altairnano has entered into an agreement with TAURON Dystrybucja S.A.

Poland-based Romet Introduces Low-Cost NEV Prototype

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Polish firm Romet presented at Intermot 2010 in Cologne a prototype of small neighborhood electric car (NEV) named 4E (Electric, Economic, Ecologic, Easy). The 4E may go into production in 2011, mainly for Western European markets. The Romet 4E. Click to enlarge.

Fiat Powertrain Acquiring GMs Share of Poland 1.3L Diesel Engine JV

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Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT) and General Motors (GM) have signed a preliminary share transfer agreement for FPT to acquire GM’s 50% share in FIAT-GM Powertrain Polska, an engine manufacturing joint venture in the special economic zone of Bielsko- Biala, Poland.

Krakow orders 30 Mercedes-Benz Citaro hybrid buses

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The Krakow public transport authority, Poland’s second-largest public transport authority, has placed an order for 30 Mercedes-Benz Citaro hybrid vehicles as well as 56 conventional Citaro buses.

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City of Gdynia orders 30 Solaris Trollino trolleybuses with Li-ion battery packs for off-wire driving

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The city of Gdynia in Poland has signed a contract with Solaris for the delivery of 30 trolleybuses worth more than 95 million PLN (US$28 million) in total. For its achievements in this matter Gdynia has won numerous awards both in Poland and abroad.

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Car sharing network expands across Europe

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Car sharing service, BlaBlaCar is to expand its reach across Europe entering no less than five new countries; Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Portugal. As part of the launch in Poland, BlaBlaCar joins [.]. First launched in Paris in 2006, the company’s long-distance ride-sharing network now operates in nine countries across Europe including the UK. Green credentials BlaBlaCar car sharing

CAF to acquire Polish bus manufacturer Solaris; focus on urban electromobility

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With a 2017 turnover of close to €450 million, it has production plants in Poland in the cities of Bolechowo and ?roda, Solaris’ main markets are Poland, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia and the Baltics. Railway industry company CAF has entered into an agreement to acquire Solaris Bus & Coach, a global supplier of conventional and electric buses with presence in over 700 cities in 32 countries.

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Ballard to supply two fuel cell modules to Solaris for bus deployments in Europe

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Solaris Bus & Coach, based in Poland, is one of the leading players in the European bus industry. Since starting production in 1996, more than 10,000 Solaris vehicles have been deployed in 28 countries, including Poland, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Switzerland and United Arab Emirates. Ballard Power Systems will supply Solaris Bus and Coach with two zero emission fuel cell power modules to be used in buses planned for deployment in Hamburg, Germany.

CAF to acquire Polish bus manufacturer Solaris; focus on urban electromobility

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With a 2017 turnover of close to €450 million, it has production plants in Poland in the cities of Bolechowo and ?roda, Solaris’ main markets are Poland, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia and the Baltics. Railway industry company CAF has entered into an agreement to acquire Solaris Bus & Coach, a global supplier of conventional and electric buses with presence in over 700 cities in 32 countries.

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Solaris Bus to offer BAE Systems hybrid electric drive on its vehicles

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of Poland, a major supplier of city, intercity, and special purpose buses, which has delivered more than 14,000 vehicles across 30 countries, will now offer BAE Systems’ hybrid electric drive propulsion system on its vehicles. This agreement with Solaris further strengthens BAE Systems’ presence in the city of Poznan, Poland. Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.

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BASF to invest €150M to build its largest European production plant for mobile emissions catalysts

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aw, Poland. Among the technologies that will be produced in Poland are Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems and SCR on Filter solutions. BASF is investing approximately €90 million (US114 million) in the first step to build a mobile emissions catalysts production facility in ?roda roda ?l?ska, ska, a Special Economic Zone near Wroc?aw, Construction of the new 40,000 square meter facility—BASF’s largest in Europe—will begin before the end of 2012.

Manufacturing Spotlight: Vauxhall

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Its vehicles are largely identical to those of the Opel brand, which is sold across Europe, with most designed in Germany and produced across Germany, Spain and Poland, [.]. Where we stand: May, 2012 The Vauxhall brand of General Motors has been the second largest selling motoring brand in the UK for more than two decades.

Valeo, Siemens JV for high-voltage electric powertrains starts operation: Valeo Siemens eAutomotive GmbH

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The joint company will include R&D centers in France (Cergy-Pontoise); Germany (Erlangen, Bad Neustadt); Norway (Drammen); and China (Shanghai) as well as plants in Germany (Erlangen, Bad Neustadt); Hungary (Veszprem); Poland (Czechowice); and China (Changzhou, Shenzen and Tianjin). The Valeo and Siemens joint venture dedicated to high-voltage powertrains ( earlier post ) has begun operation.

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FISKER AUTOMOTIVE PARTNERS WITH MAJOR EUROPEAN AUTO RETAIL GROUP

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Today, Fisker Automotive announces that they have selected the Emil Frey Group as a distributor in Europe, with locations in Switzerland, Germany, France, the Czech Republic , Hungary and Poland. Fisker Automotive continues to attract an impressive list of auto dealers in North America and Europe. Tesla Motors currently has three

JATO: European car registrations up 5.2% in November; SUVs post record market share

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Significant market share increases for SUVs in Denmark, Poland and Norway contributed to the segment’s increased volume for November. New car registrations in Europe climbed 5.2% year-on-year in November 2017 to 1,250,281 units, according to JATO Dynamics. France, Spain and Germany, along with mid-sized markets including the Netherlands and Austria, experienced the biggest increases in volume for the month, off-setting a decline in the UK market where registrations were down 11.2%.

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Volvo Buses has sold 3,000 electrified buses worldwide

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Over the past two years, demand for Volvo hybrid buses has also increased in eastern Europe, with a healthy sales trend in Estonia (44) and Poland (48). Volvo Buses has sold 3,000 hybrid, electric hybrid and electric buses to customers in 22 countries in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia. In 2016 alone, Volvo sold 533 electrified buses.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Poland. sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

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Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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But it was the positive economic situation across the continent that boosted results, JATO said, as midsize markets such as the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden all posted increases, and smaller markets like Hungary, Greece, Romania, Croatia and Lithuania similarly posted significant increases.

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LG Chem, Huayou Cobalt to form 2 JVs in China; precursors & cathodes for EV batteries; supporting 400K EV packs/year

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LG Chem plans to use the precursor and cathode material produced in the plant at its Nanjing battery plant in China (completed in 2015, production of batteries for small, electric cars, and ESS) and its plant in Wroclaw in Poland (groundbreaking in 2016, battery production for electric vehicles). LG Chem will form two joint ventures with China’s Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt to secure supplies of cobalt for Li-ion batteries.

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Limited edition Peugeot 508 RXH sells out

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The innovative diesel-electric hybrid was made available across 12 European countries – Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom and Switzerland. Peugeot has announced that all 300 units of the limited edition 508 RXH were sold in just 3 days.

Ballard signs fuel cell supply agreement with Solaris; initial order of 10 modules as range extenders for electric trolley buses

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Ballard Power Systems has signed a Long-Term Sales Agreement (LTSA) with Solaris Bus & Coach, a bus OEM headquartered in Poland, for the sale and supply of fuel cell modules to support deployment of Solaris fuel cell buses in Europe.

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Report: Polish Power Plant and University to Cooperate on CO2 to Methanol Trial

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Lublin-Wrotków power plant, the largest producer of carbon dioxide in the Lublin, Poland, and the University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska will sign a letter of intent on cooperation for the production of methanol from carbon dioxide using a technique developed by Prof.

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

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wierk, Poland; and VUJE, a.s., 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., Husinec, Czech Republic; MTA EK, Budapest, Hungary; NCBJ, ?wierk, 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.

The i-MiEV goes on sale in 15 European countries; near-term plan to boost that to 19

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that sale of the European-spec i-MiEVelectric vehicle is to commence in 15 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Wärtsilä dual-fuel main engines to power 15 barges operating mainly on LNG

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The ships’ hulls are under construction at the VEKA Shipyard CENTROMOST in Poland and outfitting will be carried out at VEKA Shipyard Werkendam. A series of 15 inland waterway barges being built for Belgium-based Plouvier Transport N.V., and which will be chartered by Shell Trading Rotterdam (Shell), are to be powered by Wärtsilä dual-fuel main engines. The barges will operate primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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BASF opens its largest European production plant for mobile emissions catalysts; LD gasoline and diesel and HD diesel

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aw, Poland. BASF has inaugurated its new production plant for mobile emissions catalysts in ?roda roda ?l?ska, ska, a Special Economic Zone near Wroc?aw, The emissions catalysts produced there will be used by manufacturers of light duty gasoline vehicles and light and heavy duty diesel vehicles to meet more stringent Euro 6/VI emissions regulations. Among the advanced technologies that will be produced at the ?roda roda ?l?ska

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Chinese battery company takes 22% stake in Valmet Automotive; strategic partnership for EVs

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The company specializes in premium cars, convertibles and electric vehicles, employing more than 2,500 professionals with locations in Finland, Germany and Poland. China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL), a leading global provider of battery and energy storage solutions, has taken a 22% stake in Finland-based Valmet Automotive as part of a new strategic partnership in electric automotive solutions.

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Lux Research: Australia best positioned to be next big shale play; China and Argentina next

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Others such as Poland have not been so lucky, with ExxonMobil and Talisman Energy pulling out after disappointing exploration results.

JATO: new diesel car volume in Europe in October dropped 9.9%; 41.4% market share lowest in 10 years

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Strong results in major European markets including France, Italy, Spain, Poland and the Netherlands all contributed to October’s positive performance. New vehicle sales in Europe in October 2017 increased 5.6% year-on-year to 1,202,877 units, according to figures from JATO Dynamics. This is the highest volume recorded for October since 2009, when 1.26 million units were registered.

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Fiat wins Technobest award for green TwinAir engine

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The Technobest 2010 prize was awarded by the international, independent Autobest jury made up of 15 specialist journalists from a number of countries including Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Greece, Poland, [.]. Fiat has won the prestigious international Technobest prize for the second year running for its innovation TwinAir system after winning last year for its MultiAir technology.

i-MiEV electric car available in 15 European countries

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The electric car is now available in 15 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It may have taken its time to reach the marketplace, but the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is now firmly making its mark across Europe.

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.

Aalto University team finds beryllium doping can benefit gallium nitride power electronics

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Physicists at Aalto University in Finland, with colleagues in Texas and Poland, have shown that beryllium doping can prove beneficial in gallium nitride (GaN) power electronics. The team made a breakthrough in revising methods largely discarded 15 years ago. A paper on their work is published in the journal Physical Review Letters. There is growing demand for semiconducting gallium nitride in the power electronics industry.

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Europe Passenger Car Registrations Down 7.4% in April

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Of the largest markets, Germany registered the largest number of new cars (259,414 units) though new registrations declined the most (-31.7%) percentage-wise, followed by Italy (-15.7%), the Czech Republic (-13.2%), Poland (-11.9%) and Austria (-11.6%). Germany (-25.5%) and Poland (-10.5%), however, recorded a decline. New passenger car registrations in Europe fell by 7.4%