German Carmakers Plan to Spend USD 140 Billion to Develop Electric Vehicles

Germany will invest about the same amount as the next four counrties in the ranking combined.

Electric Offensive of Daimler

By 2020, Mercedes plans to have more than 130 models with electric drives (including transporters, buses and trucks), of which 10 will have purely electric drives.

100% Recyclable and Compostable

Superseven offers many different packaging solutions, including bags, film, labels and pouches – all of which are free of harmful substances.

Power Included

As part of its e-mobility offensive, Volkswagen announced that it will also help create the infrastructure needed for a large number of electric vehicles by becoming a supplier of power from renewable sources, such as hydroelectric and wind power plants, some of which it will operate itself.

Green Electricity Record

Over the last 15 years, the share of renewable energy in Germany’s public net electricity generation – i.e., the electricity mix fed into the public power grid – rose from 8.5 percent to a record 40.4 percent, according to calculations from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE.

“Alliance to End Plastic Waste”

In an effort to fight against plastic waste as well as to positively respond to glowing global criticism of the plastics value chain, over two dozen companies launched the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW).

Green Shipping

As a sign of a greener future, the world’s first cruise ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) departed on its maiden voyage.

Major Topics of Germany Trade & Invest in 2019

GTAI places three issues at the center of its acitivities.

Desalinating Seawater with Solar Power

Cheap, clean water for far-flung places.

First Solar Bicycle Path in Germany

At the end of last year, Germany’s first solar bicycle path was inaugurated in Erftstadt, a town about 20 kilometers southwest of Cologne.