LMP protests against new battery plant
Party co-leader Erzsebet Schmuck told a press conference in the city, where Chinese Sunwoda has announced to build a plant with a 580 billion forint (EUR 1.5bn) investment, that representative surveys had shown that two-thirds of Hungarians do not want new battery plants.
Already existing plants can satisfy domestic demand, and so new ones would not contribute to a “cleaner” Hungary but would take their products to the international markets, she said.
Battery manufacturing is one of the most water and energy consuming sectors of e-mobility, and one of the most polluting ones, she said. Hungary’s natural resources should rather be put to use in agriculture, especially amid accelerating climate change, she said.