Wherever you go in Germany you will see more and more e-bikes and pedelecs on the streets – twenty percent more, to be exact. The Federal Statistical Office says that at the start of 2021 Germany’s households owned 7.1 million e-bikes, compared with 5.9 million at the start of 2020.
Industries / Energy & Environment
Greencells, the developer of solar parks from the southwestern German city of Saarbrücken, has earned a stellar international reputation. It’s active in more than 25 countries and, with an installed capacity of 2.2 gigawatts, is one of Europe’s top ten solar energy companies.
The German Environment Agency says that more than 12,000 tons of lithium-ion batteries were in use in Germany in 2019 – a figure that will be increasing dramatically year for year. That has companies, big and small, thinking about how to find a role in recycling.
We spoke with GTAI automotive expert Stefan Di Bitonto and SVOLT Vice-President for Energy Technology (Europe) Maxim Hantsch-Kramskoj about why it makes sense to set up shop in Germany.
Italian-Thai company Enapter has broken ground on a EUR 105 million facility in the western German town of Saerbeck that will mass produce its modular Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) electrolyzers.
The Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has announced the twelve model projects eligible for EUR 250 million in special funding from now until 2024.
A major new battery cell production facility will be built at carmaker Opel’s plant in the western German city of Kaiserslautern.
A cool one billion euros – that’s how much tech colossus Google is putting into cloud computing infrastructure and sustainable electricity in the heart of Europe from now until 2030.
Germany’s Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has announced the four winning locations for its multi-million-euro Hydrogen Innovation and Technology Center.
In October 2021, Chinese battery producer SVOLT is starting construction on a gigafactory in southern Germany. Why Germany? GTAI automotive expert Stefan Di Bitonto explains why production is shifting from Asia to the heart of Europe. Check out our new video!