Germany Leads the European EV Market

A new study published by Center of Automotive Management (CAM) and pollsters YouGov – the Electric Car Market & Innovation Report 2021 – confirms Germany’s predominance in the European electric vehicle sector.

Closing Germany’s Circular Economy Gap

According to the annual Circularity Gap Report, human beings extract more than 100 billion tons of raw materials from the planet but only reuse 8.6 percent of them.

German Disrupter Flixmobility Acquires American Icon Greyhound

US-company Greyhound was being bought for around USD 172 million by the relatively young Germany company Flixmobility.

Hamburg Launches Fully Automated Digital Train

The 2021 Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress of future mobility in Hamburg got off to an innovative start in mid-October with a premier: the maiden 23-kilometer trips of autonomous self-driving trains on the city’s aboveground public transport system.

Canada’s Rock Tech Lithium Plans Huge Facility in Germany

Vancouver Rock Tech Lithium has announced its intention to construct a EUR 470 million production plant for battery-grade lithium hydroxide for electric vehicles in the town of Guben in eastern German regional state of Brandenburg.

Germany’s Parts Crucial to Tesla‘s Cars

A new study carried out by the Dortmund University of Applied Arts and Sciences for business newspaper Handelsblatt shows that around one-third of the 3000 components of the Tesla Model 3 are made by German companies.

Carbon Neutral Shipping Takes Big Step Forward

Container ship sets sail from Germany for first-ever voyage powered by CO2-neutral liquid natural gas.

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.

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.

Regional Spotlight: EISENACH

The city of Eisenach in the eastern German region of Thuringia has an extensive manufacturing history. Today, it attracts German and nternational manufacturers of not only cars and automotive parts but also light aircraft and other products.