Among the participants of the Automotive Summit 2019 were bosses of Germany’s leading carmakers and automotive companies. They agreed that the public and private sectors would split the costs for augmented subsidies of up to 6000 EUR for consumers who purchase electric vehicles.
Three decades on from communism, the economy in Germany’s post-Communist east is comparable to that in much of Western Europe.
Germany is the most innovative nation in the world according to the 2020 Bloomberg Innovation Index. Last year’s winner South Korea falls into second place after a drop in productivity.
Political and business leaders have hailed Elon Musk’s announcement that EV giant Tesla will build its European plant just outside Berlin.
The western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is welcoming not one, not two, but three Chinese technology companies: OPPO, VIVO und Xiaomi. With that trio and Huawei, the capital Düsseldorf has landed four of the six largest smart phone producers in the world.
Munich-based start-up Sono Motors has designed a car with 248 solar panels embedded into its roof, hood, rear and sides, which can provide enough electricity per day for 34km of no-cost, zero emissions driving.
Need a rocket engine? Munich start-up Isar Aerospace Technologies, founded last year, has set its sights high – it aims to become ‘Europe’s SpaceX.’
Cirplus developed an online platform for recyclates.
The planned LabCampus at Munich Airport, which will cover an area equivalent to 70 soccer fields and is scheduled to open from 2022-25, is envisioned as an interdisciplinary meeting place for innovators, including creative minds, investors, start-ups, global players and entrepreneurs.
The market for electric bicycles in Germany is going through the roof, as our latest video shows. Nearly one million e-bikes were sold in Germany in 2018 and by all indications that number will grow and grow in the years to come.