Thuringia stands out as a blockbuster investment location in Europe’s heartland, even in years as turbulent as 2020.
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Saarland impresses: Chinese high-tech company invests up to two billion euros.
China Logistics is investing Euro 100 Mio in JadeWeserPort; Titan Wind Energy acquires production facilities in Cuxhaven and moves into the offshore foundations market.
One of Germany’s most exciting unmanned aviation (vulgo: drone) start-ups, Wingcopter, has really taken off in 2020.
The northern German city of Hamburg has just deployed the first autonomous waterborne drone for surveying waterways.
US electric carmaker Tesla has gotten off to a flying start in its goal of completing its first European “gigafactory” in Grünheide near Berlin.
The eastern German city of Cottbus wants to make its bus fleet CO2 neutral. For that to happen, some of its 55 vehicles will have to run on “green hydrogen” produced from renewably generated electricity.
May 2021 will see the scheduled opening of the German Aerospace Center DLR’s National Testing Center for unmanned civilian aviation systems in Cochstedt. This eastern German town was chosen because it possessed an underused regional airport, which the DLR acquired in mid-2019.
According to figures from the Federal Motor Transport Authority and the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), the number of newly registered electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) in Germany grew by some 400 percent in August. 33,203 such cars were registered, accounting for a record 13.2% of the market.
Sinotrans, the logistics division of China Merchants Group (CMG), has established its own rail link between Shenzhen and Duisburg, offering a new connection for freight transport between the Pearl River Delta and Europe.