Leipzig/Halle Airport has signed a memorandum of understanding to cement a long-term strategic partnership with the Volga-Dnepr Group, a Russian airline holding company headquartered in Moscow that bills itself as a world leader in the transport of oversize, unique and heavy air cargo.
Industries / Mobility & Logistics
Germany’s rail system will be looking very different in the future. The German government and rail company Deutsche Bahn have committed to invest €86 billion in tracks, trains, switching stations over the next ten years. Big chance for companies, as Germany is more open than many other countries to foreign involvement in its rail network.
Volkswagen has said it aims to become the world’s leading producer of electric vehicles, and the German carmaker is off to a promising start.
Porsche teamed up with US aviation giant Boeing and is aiming to produce a workable vertical-takeoff-and-landing air taxi prototype by the end of 2020.
Germany opened its first ‘eHighway’ – a 6km stretch of autobahn near Frankfurt along which e-trucks can draw power from overhead cables.
Germany’s expertise in lightweight engineering, design and services is generating exciting new opportunities and innovations in manufacturing, construction and other industries.
The Sierra Nevada Corporation chose Saxony for a EUR 400 million investment to build short-haul passenger aircraft.
Among the participants of the Automotive Summit 2019 were bosses of Germany’s leading carmakers and automotive companies. They agreed that the public and private sectors would split the costs for augmented subsidies of up to 6000 EUR for consumers who purchase electric vehicles.
Political and business leaders have hailed Elon Musk’s announcement that EV giant Tesla will build its European plant just outside Berlin.
Munich-based start-up Sono Motors has designed a car with 248 solar panels embedded into its roof, hood, rear and sides, which can provide enough electricity per day for 34km of no-cost, zero emissions driving.