No-Subsidy Solar

Power company ENBW has announced the construction of what will be Germany’s largest solar energy park. What’s more: the firm is doing this without any help at all from state subsidies.

5G Remote-Controlled Trains

Mobile communications provider Vodafone has carried out the first-ever remote-controlled test run of a train using 5G technology. The test was carried out at the company’s smart Smart Rail Connectivity Campus in Germany’s central Erzgebirge region.

Electric Opels

German carmaker Opel is following many of its competitors and going green.

Accelerated Schedule

BMW is putting the pedal to metal with its electric vehicles. The Bavarian automotive giant is gunning to offer 25 electric models by the year 2023. Originally, the company’s target was 2025.

Charging Ahead

One prerequisite for the transition from conventional cars with combustion engines to electric vehicles is the ease with which the later can be charged.

Electric Love

The first half of 2019 was a watershed in the electric-vehicle market. According to a study by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM), Germany led the way for the first time ever in newly registered e-automobiles with 48,000.

Wind to Hydrogen

One challenge connected with wind energy is what to do when turbines produce more energy than grids can handle, forcing shutdowns. The Wind to Gas Energy company in Brunsbüttel, north of Hamburg, is devoted to addressing this problem.

Reusability Trend

German companies spend an average of two million euros a year to revitalize used products.

German EV Charging Stations Up 50%

Germany added 7,000 more public charging stations for electric vehicles in the past year.

Property Platform

Hamburg fintech start-up Exporo hosts a digital platform for property investments and aims to make this sector accessible to small investors. “We want to change the way you invest in property,” Exporo CEO Simon Brunke says.