One to Watch: Lubomila Jordanova, co-founder and CEO of PLAN A

Few people in the greentec start-up scene in Berlin have a more impressive track record than Lubomila Jordanova.

Future Mobility – Made in Germany

Whether it’s electric vehicles and EV infrastructure, lightweight engineering, autonomous driving and digitalization, logistics or hydrogen as fuel: Mobility and transportation will change more in the next 20 years than it did in the previous 130. Our video looks at how this change will take place in Germany, and how YOUR business can profit from it.

Work Begins on First Converter for South-to-East German Power Link

One challenge in Germany is how to get renewably generated electricity from the north and east of the country to the industrial south.

German Retail Looking to Artificial Intelligence

Supermarkets, drugstores and other retailers in Europe’s largest economy are increasingly turning to AI to maximize efficiency and profits. And IT startups are benefiting from this trend.

Germany Records Major Increases in EV Charging Stations and Capacity

German industry organization BDEW says that the number of electric vehicles charging points rose to more than 80,500 in 2022, an annual increase of 35 percent. Meanwhile, the capacity of charging stations in Germany jumped by more than 40 percent from 1.7 to nearly 2.5 gigawatts.

Finnish Battery Recycling Company Gets Green Light in Germany

Finland’s Fortum , one of Europe’s five largest energy companies, has received permission from authorities to start operations at its new lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Kirchardt. The company founded its German subsidiary in the southwestern town in the fall of last year.

2022 Another Record Year for Bicycles and E-Bikes in Germany

There are now roughly the same number of bicycles as people in Germany, and e-bikes may overtake conventional bicycles in terms of new production and sales. Those are two of the main insights of the German bicycle industry organization ZIV’s annual report on the sector.

Tesla Plans Expansion of German Gigafactory

American electric carmaker Tesla wants to double the capacity of its production facility in Grünheide near the German capital Berlin. The company has applied for construction permits at the gigafactory with the aim of enabling it to produce up to one million vehicles a year.

US Chemicals and Materials Company Opens German Battery Tech Center

The Cabot Corporation has announced plans to set up a new technology center in the western German city of Münster. The facility will be used to speed up the development of applications the American company’s line of battery materials.

Venerable German Companies Found Battery Recycling Joint Venture

It’s a sign of the times in the small northwestern German city of Meppen. Automobile distributor and servicer Lueg is partnering with the Deppe group to found a lithium battery recycling company, Re.Lion.Bat Circular.