Tag: Hungary

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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May 19, 2021 - 12:16 pm

Texas-built Model Y to be fitted with 4680 battery cells

Tesla wants to equip the Model Y which will roll off the production line at the upcoming Gigafactory in Texas, with the new 4680 battery cells right from the start. There are also reports that up to 20,000 vehicles cannot be delivered because of a missing part.

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Feb 26, 2021 - 01:19 pm

Vitesco opens electric drive plant in Hungary

After two years of construction, Continental’s powertrain division Vitesco Technologies has put its new plant in Debrecen, Hungary, into operation. Electronics and transmission sensors for drives for use in fully electric and electrified vehicles are manufactured there on an area of around 7,000 square metres.

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Feb 9, 2021 - 02:48 pm

Audi’s Hungary plant prepares for e-drives for PPE

Preparations are underway at Audi Hungaria for the production of the new generation of electric motors. The new electric drives for the Group’s fully electric models, which are based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) developed with Porsche, will be supplied from Győr, Hungary.

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Feb 8, 2021 - 06:23 pm

Knorr-Bremse forms internal think-tank

Knorr-Bremse is pooling its expertise in electric transport with a new, in-house development unit called eCUBATOR. Up to 60 internal and external experts will work on electric commercial vehicle solutions at the Munich and Budapest sites.

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Feb 3, 2021 - 05:24 pm

SK Innovation notes record sales growth over 2020

SK Innovation turned over 1.61 trillion won, the equivalent of around 1.2 billion euros, with its battery business in 2020. Compared to 2019, sales more than doubled, but the battery business still left a bottom-line loss of 426.5 billion won (318 million euros) in 2020 – due to investments.

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Jan 29, 2021 - 03:59 pm

SK Innovation plans 3rd European battery cell factory

SK Innovation has decided to build a third battery cell factory in Europe. Like the first two European production facilities for battery cells, the Korean company will set up shop in Hungary, specifically in Iváncsa, 50 kilometres southwest of Budapest.

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Dec 14, 2020 - 12:55 pm

Mercedes reveals production locations for EQ ramp up

Mercedes-Benz is now providing a comprehensive overview of the production sites for its electric offensive for the EQ brand. Production of the EQA at the Rastatt plant in Germany among others has already started ahead of the model’s world premiere on 20 January 2021.

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Nov 4, 2020 - 01:04 pm

BMW going for dedicated EV platform in strategic turn

BMW is changing its electric strategy and is now developing a dedicated electric car platform to utilise in the new plant in Hungary after 2025. The company also intends to start building a fully electric model in the city of Regensburg from 2022.

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Oct 21, 2020 - 08:43 pm

Dacia Spring appears indeed affordable at >€18,000

When Group Renault presented their latest plans for two new all-electric models, both set to capture large segments of volume markets, and the company would not state the actual price. We found indications today though, at least for the upcoming Dacia Spring.

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Oct 5, 2020 - 09:39 pm

NEXT-E charging network to work with Hubject

The EU project NEXT-E with 252 fast-charging stations will soon be connected to Hubject’s eRoaming platform Intercharge. This involves 222 fast chargers with 50 kW and 30 HPC stations with 150 to 350 kW charging capacity in seven Eastern European countries.

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Aug 17, 2020 - 09:42 pm

Hungary to decarbonise public transport per decree

The government of Hungary wants to replace half of the fossil-fuel-powered buses in the country’s largest cities with electric ones within the next ten years. While the Green Bus Programme comes as an order, help is also on the way.

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Jul 5, 2020 - 03:06 pm

Daimler in talks to sell French Hambach plant

Daimler plans to sell its plant in Hambach, France, where they build the Smart electric vehicles. In 2018, Daimler had announced that the factory would also make a compact model of the electric car brand EQ, presumably the EQB.

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Feb 26, 2020 - 04:09 pm

GreenGo electric car-sharing expands to Prague

The Hungarian provider GreenGo is starting an electric car-sharing service in Prague. The fleet will initially comprise of 100 VW e-Up and is to be doubled within three months. GreenGo is also active in Budapest, where the fleet was expanded last year from 45 to 300 electric cars.

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Jan 23, 2020 - 03:16 pm

WeShare is expanding across Europe

WeShare, the car-sharing service from Volkswagen and Škoda, will expand to seven more cities in Germany and other European countries in 2020. Following Prague and Hamburg in the spring, WeShare will also be launched in Paris, Madrid, Budapest, Munich and Milan in the course of the year.

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Jan 19, 2020 - 06:36 pm

Audi to install 4,500 charge points at its plants

Audi wants to invest around 100 million euros in charging infrastructure to install at its own sites and is planning more than 4,500 charging points, most of which will also be publicly accessible. The majority will stand at Audi’s German plants with some at other locations as well.

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Jan 10, 2020 - 04:35 pm

SK Innovation to expand in Hungary and the USA

South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK Innovation apparently wants to further increase its production capacities in the USA and Hungary to meet rocketing demand for EV batteries. There is also talk of a joint venture with Volkswagen.

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Nov 20, 2019 - 05:12 pm

Solaris to deliver ten electric buses to Hungary

The Hungarian city of Paks has ordered ten battery-electric buses from Solaris. The contract provides for the delivery of six Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses and four 8.9-metre-long buses together with five charging stations.

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Oct 17, 2019 - 02:31 pm

EU investigates Hungarian subsidies for Samsung SDI

The European Commission has opened an investigation against Hungary to assess whether Hungary’s plans to grant €108 million in subsidies to Samsung SDI for the expansion of its battery cell production plant in Göd follow EU rules on regional state aid.

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Oct 9, 2019 - 06:09 pm

Nissan & Plugsurfing charging app starts in Europe

The Nissan Charge App developed by Nissan and Plugsurfing enables electric car drivers to charge at over 100,000 charging points throughout Europe. The service that includes navigation and charge management first launches in Italy and Germany before successively covering other markets.

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Sep 26, 2019 - 04:11 pm

Fox plans to produce 12,000 Mia 2.0 per year

The plans of the Swiss manufacturer Fox Automotive to produce a new version of the Mia electric car are becoming more concrete. Fox Automotive has set up a subsidiary in Hungary for this purpose, which will be headed by Ekkehard Philipp as CEO.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/20/schaeffler-opens-new-plant-in-hungary/
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