E-Bike Boom Accelerates Further in Germany

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.

Successful German Solar Company Turns Attention Back Home

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.

EV Battery Recycling Set to Become Big Business in Germany

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.

Taking Part in the German Battery Boom

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.

Enapter Begins Construction on Modular Hydrogen Electrolyzer Factory

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.

Germany Puts Quarter Billion into Public Transport Model Projects

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.

German Government Puts 437 Million into Opel Battery Cell Plant

A major new battery cell production facility will be built at carmaker Opel’s plant in the western German city of Kaiserslautern.

Google Invests Billion in Digital Infrastructure and Clean Energy in Germany

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.

German Transport Ministry Allocates EUR 290 Million for H2 Mobility

Germany’s Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has announced the four winning locations for its multi-million-euro Hydrogen Innovation and Technology Center.

Why Battery Makers are Coming to Germany

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!