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Published on May 15th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair

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Mercedes-Benz Car Factories in Europe to Become Climate-Friendly

In Germany and Europe, Mercedes-Benz Cars paves the way for green production. All German plants will be supplied with CO2-neutral energy. The preparations for exclusively green electricity for a climate-friendly production in Europe are already well advanced.

With this decision, Mercedes-Benz Cars is creating its production even more sustainable – this is also a first tangible strategic move of the “Purpose” initiative that Daimler’s passenger car division has committed itself during the past months.

New plants in Germany and Europe are planned with a CO2-neutral energy supply from the start:

  • Already today, the entire electricity demand of the smart plant in Hambach (France) is obtained from renewable energy sources.
  • At the location Kecskemét (Hungary) a second plant with a highly flexible and efficient production, which will be supplied CO2-neutral, is currently built.
  • In Jawor (Poland), a new CO2-neutral engine plant is built. The plant will start operating in 2019.
  • The “Factory 56” is currently built in the Sindelfingen plant (Germany). According to its slogan – digital, flexible, green – it will set standards within the worldwide automobile production. The production hall uses renewable energy and reduces water consumption and waste significantly. On the roof of “Factory 56” there is a photovoltaic system which supplies the shop with self-produced green electricity.


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