Mercedes-Benz invests in carbon-neutral engine plant

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Mercedes-Benz has held an official topping out ceremony at its new carbon-neutral engine plant in Jawor, Poland. The development aims to increase the company’s global production capacities, and the CO²-neutral factory will employ more than 1,000 people.

With demand for the OEM’s four-cylinder engines increasing, the latest development will aid production. “In our CO₂-neutral plant in Jawor, we will build highly efficient engines for our hybrid vehicles and conventionally powered passenger cars,” said Markus Schäfer, divisional board member at Mercedes-Benz Cars. “The construction of this plant is an investment in the future and an important milestone on our way to the mobility of the future.

The Jawor factory has a production area of 180,000m² and will produce four-cylinder diesel and gasoline engines for hybrid as well as conventional vehicles. The different engine variants will be produced alongside the corresponding crankcases. The site will supply Mercedes-Benz Cars’ plants globally.

The engines produced in Jawor will combine modern engine technology and partial electrification using 48V technology. Daimler relies on the coexistence of different drive technologies with an intelligent modular system consisting of efficient combustion engines in combination with 48V onboard electrical systems, as well as consistent hybridization and purely electric drives with batteries or fuel cells.

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