Cummins fuel cell technology powers Coradia iLint fleet in Germany

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Cummins is powering the world’s first fleet of hydrogen trains in Bremervörde, Lower Saxony, Germany. Cummins and Alstom successfully launched the very first hydrogen-powered Coradia iLint train in Germany in 2018.

Hyzon acquiring ORTEN in Germany

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Additionally, ORTEN management has extensive, long-standing customer relationships across Germany. Germany is expected to be a major global market for zero-emission commercial vehicles in the coming years. Hyzon Motors, a US-based global supplier of hydrogen fuel cell trucks and buses, will acquire ORTEN Betriebs GmbH and subsidiaries, and ORTEN Electric Trucks GmbH, German manufacturers of innovative truck and trailer bodies for the beverage industry.


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Germany investing €8B+ in 62 large-scale hydrogen projects; “We are making Germany a hydrogen country”

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Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi) and the Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) selected 62 large-scale hydrogen projects this week, which are to be state-funded as part of a joint European hydrogen project (Important Project of Common European Interest, IPCEI).

Strike Cancels Nearly Every Lufthansa Flight in Germany

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The post Strike Cancels Nearly Every Lufthansa Flight in Germany appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News. Photo: Christof Stache / AFP (Getty Images) German flag carrier Lufthansa has canceled 1,023 flights at both its German airport hubs in Frankfurt and Munich due to a ground staff.

Northvolt to build third gigafactory in Germany

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Northvolt intends to establish a battery gigafactory in Heide, Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The region hosts the cleanest energy grid in Germany, one which is characterized by a surplus of electricity generated by onshore and offshore wind power and reinforced by clean energy provided through grid interconnections to Denmark and Norway.

Germany approves €900M for green hydrogen project H2Global

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Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWi) has approved €900 million for the innovative funding instrument H2Global. In the future, we will have a high demand for green hydrogen and will also need imports in addition to production in Germany. The first deliveries of sustainable hydrogen-based energy sources to Germany and Europe are planned for 2024.

Hyundai becomes a partner in H2 MOBILITY in Germany

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Hyundai Motor become a partner in H2 MOBILITY, a company that sets up and coordinates the nationwide hydrogen infrastructure in Germany. H2 MOBILITY has been building and operating the hydrogen filling station network in Germany since 2015.

NIO's two founders both in Germany as EV maker ramps up efforts in Europe

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The post NIO's two founders both in Germany as EV maker ramps up efforts in Europe appeared first on CnEVPost. NIO NIO Europe NIO GermanyNIO will hold its first local NIO Day event in Europe in the fourth quarter, its president previously said.

Mercedes-Benz plans wind farm at Papenburg test track to cover more than 15% of Group’s electricity needs in Germany

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Mercedes-Benz plans to build a wind farm at its test track in Papenburg, northern Germany, with an output of more than 100 MW to cover up to more than 15% of the annual electricity demand of Mercedes-Benz Group AG in Germany.

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Tesla’s uphill battle as it seeks to double Germany sales


Tesla aims to increase its vehicle sales in Germany by 100% in 2022. However, the EV manufacturer faces an uphill battle as Germany’s electricity prices continue to rise. The company’s sales in Germany increased by nearly 40%. Tesla Model Y sales in Germany.

First carbon-neutral lithium extraction project to start in Germany

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EIT InnoEnergy, the European innovation engine for sustainable energy, announced a partnership with Vulcan Energy Resources Limited (Vulcan), a start-up lithium exploration company, to produce the world’s first completely carbon-neutral lithium in Germany.

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27 Hyundai XCIENT fuel cell trucks entering fleet service in Germany; funding from BMDV

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Seven German companies in logistics, manufacturing and retail will put 27 Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks into fleet service with funding for eco-friendly commercial vehicles from Germany’s Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV).

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NIO launches first battery swap station in Germany ahead of official market entry

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NIO will officially enter Germany on October 7. The post NIO launches first battery swap station in Germany ahead of official market entry appeared first on CnEVPost. Over the next few days, the company will conduct final testing and calibration of the battery swap station.

Germany and Namibia form partnership for green hydrogen

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Germany’s Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek and Director General Obeth M. Kandjoze of Namibia’s National Planning Commission agreed to establish a hydrogen partnership between Germany and Namibia and signed a Joint Communiqué of Intent (JCoI). I am proud that Germany is the first country to officially form a hydrogen partnership with Namibia. This is almost twice as much as Germany has to offer.

Mercedes-Benz begins sales of DRIVE PILOT Level 3 conditionally automated driving in Germany

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Mercedes-Benz’ DRIVE PILOT system for conditionally automated driving (SAE Level 3) can be ordered in Germany from 17 May as an optional extra for the S-Class for €5,000 and for the EQS for €7,430 (Driver Assistance Package Plus: €2,430 and DRIVE PILOT: €5,000) excl.

Canada and Germany strike green hydrogen wind farm deal

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Canada and Germany will sign a deal on August 23 that will see the nations collaborate on a green hydrogen wind farm project led by World Energy GH2. Germany has now struck a deal […].

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ADNOC sends first low-carbon ammonia shipment from the UAE to Germany

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Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC’s) first shipment of low-carbon ammonia recently left the United Arab Emirates (UAE) bound for Hamburg, Germany. This is the first cargo of low-carbon ammonia to be shipped to Germany. On arrival in Germany, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), one of Europe’s leading logistics companies, will handle the cargo.

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Australian-German business coalition releases roadmap for large-scale green hydrogen import to Germany

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A group of leading German companies along with Australia’s Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has released a green hydrogen roadmap, outlining a set of recommendations for government and industry, to meet the ambitious target of importing large amounts of green hydrogen from Australia to Germany. The green hydrogen roadmap developed by the Taskforce consists of a 10-point plan and a White Paper and is intended to outline a constructive pathway forward in Germany for business and government.

Rock Tech Lithium to build Europe’s first lithium converter in Germany

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Rock Tech Lithium intends to build Europe’s first lithium converter—a production plant for battery-grade lithium hydroxide—in Guben, Brandenburg, Germany.

Einride Enters Germany, Europe's Largest Transportation Market


The Swedish startup says it has already signed contracts with several companies in Germany, including Electrolux

Tesla is aiming for massive sale ramp-up in Germany


Tesla is reportedly aiming for a massive sale ramp-up in Germany to 80,000 vehicles in 2022, powered by Gigafactory Berlin. The post Tesla is aiming for massive sale ramp-up in Germany appeared first on Electrek.

Volkswagen offering subscriptions to ID.3 and ID.4 in Germany

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EVs in Germany with the launch of the Volkswagen AutoAbo subscription model. In addition, Volkswagen will be launching its online leasing and sales offerings in Germany toward the end of 2021. In the months ahead, Volkswagen will be making more than 2,000 nearly-new used cars available via AutoAbo, creating one of the largest such subscription models in Germany. Volkswagen is now offering car subscriptions for the ID.3 and ID.4

NIO launches support for Formula Student Germany

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The post NIO launches support for Formula Student Germany appeared first on CnEVPost. NIO will enter the German market this year, and the latest move appears to signal that the company is stepping up its efforts to build its brand image there.

Mercedes-Benz to source CO2-free electricity in Germany from solar, wind and hydropower from 2022 onwards

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From 2022 onwards, the company will purchase electricity in Germany which comes exclusively from renewable sources. The CO 2 -free electricity from solar, wind and hydro sources is generated in various power plants, most of which are located in Germany.

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Germany to invest up to €290M to launch the Innovation and Technology Center for Hydrogen (ITZ H2)

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Germany will invest up to €290 million to launch the Innovation and Technology Center for Hydrogen (Innovations- und Technologiezentrum für Wasserstoff, ITZ H 2 ), following the positive conclusion of a feasibility study (German only).

Germany putting another €300M into EV charging infrastructure

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Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has launched a new €300-million program for the construction of EV charging stations. The new funding program complements BMVI’s funding concept for the overall charging infrastructure system in Germany: This includes private charging at home and at the employer.

Germany awarding €600M to transport companies for zero- and low-emission buses

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Germany is awarding some €600 million to transport companies for the purchase of climate friendly buses. Germany’s BMDV (Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport) has been funding the conversion to climate-friendly transport fleets as part of the "Directive for the Promotion of Alternative Drives in Passenger Transport".

Vietnam's VinFast reveals EVs, plans factories in US and Germany

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Vietnamese automaker VinFast is growing its planned EV lineup to five models, and plans to open factories in the United States and Germany, alongside an existing factory in its home country.

Tesla is forced to change Autopilot in Germany over regulatory pressure


Tesla is forced to change Autopilot features in Germany by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). The post Tesla is forced to change Autopilot in Germany over regulatory pressure appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Supercharger Network faces legal challenges in Germany


According to Electrek , Tesla’s Supercharger Network is facing some legal challenges in Germany, where the chargers do not meet current requirements for EV chargers. Outside of Germany, the Supercharger Network continues to face other challenges.

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Alstom signs first contract for battery-electric regional trains in Germany

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The second one, also in Germany, for 27 trains to the Frankfurt metropolitan area. The latter, the Coradia iLint, powered by fuel cells and offering performance comparable to a diesel train while emitting nothing but water, has been in passenger service in Germany for more than a year.

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Hyundai rolls out 27 heavy-duty hydrogen trucks in Germany

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The post Hyundai rolls out 27 heavy-duty hydrogen trucks in Germany appeared first on The Driven. More hydrogen-powered trucks take to road in Europe this week in funding bid to promote sustainable transport.

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Germany sets a new EV registration record, leaving ICE in the dust


Germany has set a new electric vehicle registration record, as one of every three new vehicles registered in the country in October was electric, according to new data from the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). News Electric Vehicles Featured Germany Tesla Volkswagen

Tesla Aims To Top Toyota In Germany: Here's How


Tesla has plans to double its sales in Germany in 2022

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Tesla delivers first cars from Giga Germany

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CEO Elon Musk handed over 30 Model Y Performance crossovers to customers in an opening ceremony at the factory, which is variously known as Giga Germany or Giga Berlin. Tesla has delivered the first cars from its new German factory.

Aral to build more than 100 350kW ultra-fast charging points at retail sites in Germany

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Following a successful 12-month pilot project at five of its retail sites, Aral, bp’s market leading fuel retail brand in Germany, is set to roll out more than 100 ultra-fast charging points across its retail network in Germany over the next 12 months.

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Germany Finds Some Tesla Superchargers Temporarily Illegal


Tesla opened some Superchargers to the public in Germany, but there's a compliance issue it's working to address

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Looking at the podium positions the leader Zoe won another Best Seller title in Germany, its 3rd in a row (and last?), in Germany. Germany27% share! Open the Plugin Gates!

Germany’s BMVI opens tender process for national fast-charging network

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Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) opened the tender process for the national fast-charging network: Deutschlandnetz. Companies and company consortia can compete for the bid to set up and operate around 900 fast-charging locations throughout Germany.

BYD selects Hedin Mobility Group to distribute EVs in Germany, Sweden

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China’s largest electrified-vehicle manufacturer, BYD Auto, has selected major European dealer Hedin Mobility Group to distribute its electric vehicles, as well as providing aftersales services, in Germany and Sweden.

Germany’s BMVI awarding Fraunhofer €80M for fuel cell production efforts

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Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is awarding €80 million to the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s National Action Plan for Fuel Cell Production. With the nationwide establishment of a research network specifically for fuel cells, we want to reduce significantly the costs of hydrogen vehicles on the one hand and to position the German supplier industry well for the future with a fuel cell made in Germany on the other.

Enphase Launches Encharge® Battery Storage System In Germany

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Willkommen Encharge® Battery Beginning today, Enphase’s Encharge battery storage is headed to Germany, marking its first expansion outside of the United States. For installers in Germany, the overwhelming number of installation jobs today are for both solar and battery storage.