Mar 21, 2023 - 09:43 am
Mercedes gets ready for new EV platforms
Mercedes is investing heavily to make its production network fit for the new platforms introduced from 2024. According to a German media report, the manufacturer will start converting its plant in Rastatt this summer. It is where Mercedes will build its first model based on the Mercedes-Benz Modular Architecture (MMA).
Mar 15, 2023 - 12:42 pm
BMW to release six BEVs by 2025
BMW is planning at least six model launches within 24 months for the ‘New Class’ electric cars from 2025. To this end, additional plants are to be converted for the production of these electric cars. More concrete information on the platform and the first models will be available in September.
Feb 7, 2023 - 03:27 pm
Hubject to integrate 1,600 charging points in Hungary
Hubject is cooperating with Hungarian charging network operator MVM Mobiliti to integrate its charging infrastructure into its roaming network Intercharge. MVM Mobiliti operates Hungary’s largest charging network with almost 1,600 charging points.
Jan 12, 2023 - 03:28 pm
Samsung SDI plans to produce round battery cells in Hungary
Samsung SDI is considering building a new battery cell factory in Hungary, according to Korean media. The plant is to supply BMW exclusively with round cells for the New Class electric cars and is to be built near Samsung SDI’s existing two battery factories in Göd.
Nov 26, 2022 - 04:59 pm
BMW to build high-voltage battery assembly in Debrecen
BMW has announced that it will build assembly lines for the high-voltage batteries next to the new vehicle plant in Debrecen, Hungary. The first construction work is already underway, and production of the battery packs will then begin in parallel with vehicle production of the New Class.
Nov 14, 2022 - 01:22 pm
Geely is moving on Eastern Europe
The Chinese car company Geely is bringing the Geometry C to market in Eastern Europe. While the compact electric car will continue to be sold in China under the Geometry brand, it will apparently be marketed in Europe as the Geely Geometry C directly under the name of the parent company.
Sep 30, 2022 - 05:50 pm
Shell and Tesco team up for EV charging in Hungary
Shell will install charging stations for electric cars at more than 100 Tesco stores in Hungary by 2025. In the first phase of the partnership, existing charge points already established by the supermarket chain will become part of the Shell Recharge network.
Sep 19, 2022 - 02:04 pm
Nio produces first battery swapping station in Hungary
The Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has opened its production facility in Hungary, where battery swapping stations for Europe are manufactured. Nio announced that the first station produced there was just delivered to Germany in the last few days.
Aug 17, 2022 - 03:19 pm
Eve Energy rumoured to BMW’s new battery supplier
Chinese battery cell manufacturer Eve Energy will be the main supplier of battery cells in Europe for BMW’s ‘New Class’ electric cars from 2025, according to an agency report. To this end, Eve Energy is probably also planning a battery plant in Hungary in the immediate vicinity of the BMW vehicle plant.
Aug 4, 2022 - 12:26 pm
BMW plans electric sedan and SUV for the ‘Neue Klasse’
BMW CEO Oliver Zipse revealed some new details about the new electric car generation based on the New Class planned from 2025 during the conference call on the group’s half-year report. Zipse also commented on future drive plans.
Aug 1, 2022 - 12:37 pm
Nio plans to set up an affordable electric car brand
The Chinese manufacturer Nio plans the third brand for even more affordable electric cars. According to a media report, the third Nio label will cover the EV segment with a price range of 100,000 to 200,000 yuan – equivalent to about 14,500 to 29,000 euros.
Jun 30, 2022 - 10:50 am
Mercedes invests €2 billion in EU assembly plants for EVs
Mercedes-Benz has announced billions of euros of investment in its European assembly plants to equip them for the shift to electric cars by the end of the decade. This involves the production of vehicles on the new electric platforms to be introduced from 2025.
Jun 23, 2022 - 11:44 am
Audi to manufacture MEB electric drives in Hungary
Audi will produce a new electric drive family for the MEB ECO platform for use in the Volkswagen Group’s electric small cars at its plant in Györ, Hungary, from 2025. A new production area is being built specifically for this purpose.
Jun 2, 2022 - 12:32 pm
BMW lays foundation for factory in Hungary
The BMW Group has laid the foundation stone for its new electric car plant in Debrecen, Hungary. The company is investing more than one billion euros in the site, where series production for the first all-electric New Class vehicle will start in 2025.
May 2, 2022 - 01:11 pm
BMW reveals their new ‘iFactory’ strategy
With a new plant in Debrecen, Hungary, where the all-electric New Class will roll off the production line from 2025, BMW wants to build the world’s first car plant that completely dispenses with the use of fossil fuels in its production processes. This is only one component of the new ‘iFactory’ production strategy.
Apr 5, 2022 - 03:16 pm
BYD set to provide Hungary with 48 electric buses
BYD has received an order for 48 electric buses from Hungary’s largest public transport company Volánbusz. The 12-metre-long BYD electric buses are to be delivered to Volánbusz later this year and will be used in five Hungarian cities.
Mar 23, 2022 - 01:39 pm
SK On receives funding for battery cell plant in Hungary
SK On, the battery division of the South Korean company SK Innovation spun off at the beginning of October 2021, can count on millions in funding for the construction of a third battery cell plant in Hungary. The EU Commission confirmed that it has approved state aid for this amounting to 209 million euros.
Mar 1, 2022 - 12:38 pm
BMW announces fresh details for the ‘New Class’
The first models of BMW’s ‘New Class’ planned for 2025, which will be designed primarily for electric cars, will be an SUV-like model and a flatter sedan based on the three-series, according to media reports. Planned production start in Hungary is 2025.
Jan 2, 2022 - 10:03 pm
Budapest orders 48 e-buses from Solaris & Skoda
A consortium consisting of Solaris Bus & Coach and Skoda Electric has received an order for 48 battery-electric trolleybuses from Budapest. The current order of 12- and 18-metre buses goes back to a framework agreement from 2014, which has now been completely fulfilled with the order.
Nov 15, 2021 - 04:38 pm
Toray & LG Chem launch battery separator JV in Hungary
The chemical companies Toray Industries from Japan and LG Chem from South Korea have agreed to set up a joint venture for battery separator films in Hungary. The separator films for electric car batteries will then be purchased by LG Group in Europe and the USA.
Oct 25, 2021 - 11:14 am
Mercedes EQB enters serial production
Series production of the all-electric Mercedes EQB has started at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét, Hungary. The EQB, which was presented in April, is manufactured there for the world markets – only the China-specific version is built by the joint venture BBAC in Beijing.
Sep 20, 2021 - 03:12 pm
Schaeffler opens new plant in Hungary
Automotive supplier Schaeffler has opened a new plant at its Szombathely location in western Hungary. The production site is the Schaeffler Group’s first pure e-mobility plant worldwide.
Jul 20, 2021 - 05:31 pm
SK Innovation subsidized for Hungarian battery plant
The South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK Innovation received a subsidy of 90 million euros from the Hungarian government for its second plant in the country. The prerequisite was that the EU Commission give the green light for the state aid, which has now happened.
Jul 19, 2021 - 10:43 am
Audi invests in drive development in Hungary
Audi Hungaria has announced that it will invest a double-digit million euro amount in local technical development over the next two years. The focus of the investment is on the installation of a functional test bench for the development of electric drives and transmissions.
Jul 1, 2021 - 10:34 am
Hungary & Samsung SDI submit new papers to justify EU aid
As reported, in October 2019, the EU Commission opened an investigation to examine whether Hungary’s plans to grant subsidies of 108 million euros to Samsung SDI for the expansion of its battery cell production facility in Göd, Hungary, complied with EU rules on regional state aid.