Space Race

It’s lift-off at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) for the agency’s commercial microlauncher competition.

Automotive Systems Software

In their drive to build the cars of the future, Germany’s large automakers are focusing increasingly on the computer programming in their vehicles.

Cycling Industry Back on Track

One German sector that’s been quick to recover from the effects of the coronavirus lockdown is cycling. While turnover in two-wheelers dipped as bike shops were prohibited from opening, businesses bounced back quickly when the lockdown was eased.

Germany Poised to Become World Leader in EV Production

In a new study, McKinsey predicts that Germany will overtake China in making electric vehicles.

12 Million for E-Bike Motors

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is investing 12 million euros in up-and-coming Munich company Fazua.

TESLA in Germany

Stefan di Bitonto, expert for the automotive industry at Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) talks about TESLA in Germany.

Streetlights as Charging Stations

Berlin start-up Ubitricity, which was founded in 2008 has come up with a simple, cost-effective way of upgrading existing streetlights into power providers for EVs.

Flying High

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.

Germany to Invest Record 86 Billion Euros in Rail Modernization

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.

VW Unveils New Electric Flagship

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.