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 / Mobility & Logistics
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.
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.
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.
The coronavirus pandemic has not dented Germany’s leading role in European and global logistics. In many respects, it has even handed the sector additional growth potential.
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.
Political VIPs turned out for a tape-cutting ceremony at Amazon’s new research and development facility in the Saxon city of Dresden.
Thomas Jarzombek is the German Commissioner for the Digital Industry and Start-ups and the Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy. It’s a combination that says a lot about the directions Germany wants to take in the coming years, and we got the chance to ask some questions about the country’s future strategies.
The shift to electric vehicles will have wide-ranging effects on the German automotive industry, the largest in Europe, forcing change upon the many suppliers of parts for conventional combustion-driven cars. To compensate, the German government is allocating EUR 1 billion to help regions, companies and individual workers cope with the new automotive reality.