Batteries are the heart of the electric vehicle revolution. Previously, Asian imports of lithium-ion batteries dominated the European market, but production is now shifting to Europe – and Germany in particular. That means big changes and chances.
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The construction of Tesla’s Gigafactory just outside of Berlin has prompted a flood of inquiries for e-mobility-related investments in the eastern German state of Brandenburg.
Ever since Carl Friedrich Benz invented the world’s first internal-combustion engine automobile in 1885, the car industry has been integral to the German economy.
When the biggest manufacturer of e-vehicle batteries in the world announced it was building a EUR 1.8 billion plant in Thuringia, eastern Germany, it gave other foreign companies confidence to follow.
As cases of Covid-19 surged again across the world last fall, German authorities took quick action to limit infection numbers. The measures were typical of Germany’s response to the unprecedented situation: attempting to balance economic concerns with necessary and timely health interventions.
How one British-German designer’s problem-solving acuity opened the door to Europe for selling Covid-adapted backpacks
How a venerable German company used the government’s furlough program to maintain production and retain its workforce
How a family-run carpentry shop in Braunschweig – which exceeded its 2019 turnover in November 2020 – stayed solvent and got through the worst of the economic disruption
How Swiss pharma group Roche is accelerating antibody and antigen testing for Covid-19 by investing heavily in its German facilities
How Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine breakthrough was achieved together with a previously obscure Mainz-based firm, BioNTech, which is now worth over a billion euros