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GEF 2021: the transition of the CEE automotive sector to e-mobility brings opportunities

CEE automotive sector became one of the highlights at the international online conference Global E-mobility Forum which brought together field experts from Europe and around the world.

Estonia’s Enefit Volt expands to Latvia and Lithuania with its smart charging service for e-cars

Enefit Volt, Estonia's largest provider of electric car charging services, started selling smart charging solutions for private and business customers in Latvia and Lithuania.

Croatian Greyp Bikes to be acquired by Porsche

Porsche Ventures is acquiring a majority of stakes in Croatian e-bike manufacturer Greyp Bikes, as micro-mobility is expected to play a significant role in the future of sustainable transport.

Latvijas Gāze insists on the advantages of CNG-powered cars

The use of natural gas in road transport has become increasingly popular over the last decade, writes Latvia's natural gas company Latvijas Gāze.

CEE countries sign COP26 zero-emission transport declaration

Croatia, Poland, Lithuania and Slovenia are among the countries that signed the COP26 declaration on accelerating the transition to 100% zero-emission cars and vans.

Serbia to build LFP batteries for Europe

Serbia will have Europe’s first Lithium-Iron-Phosphate (LFP) factory after battery manufacturer ElevenEs secured an investment from EIT InnoEnergy to build a 100% renewable energy-powered LFP battery factory in Subotica.

Petrol’s acquisition of Crodux Derivati makes it the second-largest petroleum product provider in Croatia

Petrol Ljubljana has closed the acquisition of a 100% business share in the Croatian company Crodux Derivati in what is the company's largest acquisition in the last decade.

Hungary adopts national battery strategy

Hungary’s government approved an action plan for the development of the battery industry, which will help the country to achieve its climate neutrality goal by 2050.

Russia announces large-scale EV infrastructure development plan

Russia plans to bring more electric vehicles (EVs) to its roads in the upcoming years and to build a market for battery-powered cars.

ORLEN Unipetrol and ČEZ expand EV charging stations

ORLEN Unipetrol Group is expanding the offer of its Benzina ORLEN network with electricity from fast-charging stations which can recharge e-car batteries with zero-emission electricity in tens of minutes.

New Gigafactory to play a role in the Czech Republic’s coal phase-out

The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Industry and Trade and ČEZ have signed a Memorandum on the preparation of a project for a factory that makes battery cells for electric cars, known as Gigafactory.

Ukraine’s GTSO supports the development of green transport

The GTSOU has welcomed the Parliament’s decision to support draft laws to stimulate the development of green transport in Ukraine, in particular the use of compressed natural gas as a transitional fuel.

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