Auto Summit

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.

Germany Welcomes Tesla Gigafactory to Berlin-Brandenburg Location

Political and business leaders have hailed Elon Musk’s announcement that EV giant Tesla will build its European plant just outside Berlin.

New EV and Hybrid Registrations Way Up in Germany in 2019

Number of new German registrations for electric and hybrid vehicles increased dramatically last year.

Streetlights as Charging Stations

Berlin start-up Ubitricity, which was founded in 2008 has come up with a simple, cost-effective way of upgrading existing streetlights into power providers for EVs.

VW Unveils New Electric Flagship

Volkswagen has said it aims to become the world’s leading producer of electric vehicles, and the German carmaker is off to a promising start.

Electric Autobahn

Germany opened its first ‘eHighway’ – a 6km stretch of autobahn near Frankfurt along which e-trucks can draw power from overhead cables.

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.

Waste Not, Want Not

Not all wafer margins are thin ones – as the flourishing Freiburg start-up NexWafe knows.