German Chancellor Angela Merkel has come out in favor of CO2 neutral aviation.
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Genting bought shipyards in the northeastern German cities of Wismar, Stralsund and Rostock-Warnemünde and formed a subsidiary called MV-Werften.
The state of Hessen has ordered 27 hydrogen-powered trains for use on lines including those to Germany’s financial capital Frankfurt.
The number of electric bikes sold in Germany has doubled since 2014. While most of these are imports, the global demand for high-value German e-bikes is growing considerably and the market is diversifying.
Mobile communications provider Vodafone has carried out the first-ever remote-controlled test run of a train using 5G technology. The test was carried out at the company’s smart Smart Rail Connectivity Campus in Germany’s central Erzgebirge region.
German carmaker Opel is following many of its competitors and going green.
MTU Aero Engines has purchased a ten-million-euro stake in the air taxi company e.Sat in the western German city of Aachen. The aircraft motor producer will be involved in the development and construction of an electro-hybrid motor for the air taxis.
BMW is putting the pedal to metal with its electric vehicles. The Bavarian automotive giant is gunning to offer 25 electric models by the year 2023. Originally, the company’s target was 2025.
One prerequisite for the transition from conventional cars with combustion engines to electric vehicles is the ease with which the latter can be charged.
The first half of 2019 was a watershed in the electric-vehicle market. According to a study by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM), Germany led the way for the first time ever in newly registered e-automobiles with 48,000.