5G Remote-Controlled Trains

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.

Electric Opels

German carmaker Opel is following many of its competitors and going green.

Silence is Golden

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.

Accelerated Schedule

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.

Charging Ahead

One prerequisite for the transition from conventional cars with combustion engines to electric vehicles is the ease with which the later can be charged.

Electric Love

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.

Premier Port

Readers of the trade magazine Asia Cargo News have voted Hamburg their “Best Global Seaport” for 2019.

Air Taxis in Germany

Get ready for takeoff! What used to be fiction might soon become reality: Several companies in Germany are currently working on functioning prototypes of air taxis.

German EV Charging Stations Up 50%

Germany added 7,000 more public charging stations for electric vehicles in the past year.


French company Comuto, under the name Blablabus, is offering bus services to 19 German cities.