German chemicals multinational BASF has begun construction on a test plant for recycling batteries in town of Schwarzheide the eastern regional state of Brandenburg. The new facility represents an expansion of the company’s activities in this area.
Industries / Mobility & Logistics
“Celebrate the Sun” was the theme of the bash thrown by Munich automotive startup Sono Motors as they unveiled the production model of their flagship vehicle, the Sion, before more than 2000 solar vehicle enthusiasts.
Germany has traditionally been Europe‘s logistical center. But the sector is undergoing massive transformation as digital and networked logistics solutions complement railways, trucks and warehouses. Our new video has the lowdown.
Germany’s Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action is underwriting electric vehicle research to the tune of EUR 80 million.
Sales in cargo bikes rocketed up from 103,200 to almost 170,000 in the past year, according to bicycle industry organization ZIV. But owning a cargo bike isn’t convenient for everyone.
Newly founded venture capital provider Einstein Industries Ventures says it will invest EUR 300 million in promising young German New Space companies. The fund made the announcement at the ongoing ILA Aerospace Trade Fair in Berlin.
According to the Federal Statistical Office, 86 percent more EVs were produced in 2021 compared with the previous year. Exports rose by 92 percent over the same period.
New space start-up Rocket Factory has been awarded joint first place in a two-year, EUR 25 million microlauncher competition held by the German Space Agency (DLR).
Up-and-coming Munich company Twaice has developed a software to analyze how much life EV batteries have left in them.
Ports and waterways are a major part of Germany, the logistics hub at the heart of Europe. But Germany’s maritime economy is changing to meet the demands and utilize the possibilities of the digital age.