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. —CEO of EIT InnoEnergy Germany, Christian Müller.

2020 107

Report: VW-based Ford electric vehicle will be built in Germany

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A previously-discussed Ford electric car based on Volkswagen's MEB platform will be built in Germany, at one of the Blue Oval's own factories, Automotive News reported Sunday.

2020 90
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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.

2020 138

UNSW Sydney to lead hydrogen supply chain study with Germany

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Australia and Germany have released national hydrogen strategies to help grow the development of renewable hydrogen as a clean source of energy. UNSW Sydney will lead a consortium of Australian research and industry partners, who will work together with partners in Germany to test the feasibility of a renewable energy-based hydrogen supply chain between the two countries.

2020 67

Charging connectors will be required at gas stations in Germany

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Germany will require all gas stations to offer electric car charging as part of a 130 billion euro ($146 billion) economic recovery plan, reports Reuters. While some gas-station chains have begun to add electric-car charging, Germany is likely the first country to mandate it nationwide. The requirement is part of a sweeping recovery plan announced. charging

2020 74

Germany's hydrogen stations exceed US; California beats Japan on density

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Germany, on the other hand, has 83 million residents—and. Europe hydrogen Germany EU hydrogen fuel cellAs of today, there are 39 hydrogen fueling stations in the U.S., all but four of them in the state of California. They serve roughly 39 million Californians, whereas 284 million Americans outside the state have no access to hydrogen fuel-cell cars nor stations at which to refill them.

2018 74

MAHLE opens new €3M test bench for electric drives in Germany

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MAHLE has commissioned a test bench for electric drives in Stuttgart/Germany. Both our customers and our developers can now benefit from an ultramodern facility, which is one of only very few in Germany.

2020 95

Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Cars In Germany: Getting Worse, Actually

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Germany is one of several countries with aggressive plans to curb transportation-related carbon emissions. But a recent study claims the transportation sector in Germany is the only one that hasn't, in. emissions Germany greenhouse gas Fuel Economy carbon dioxideOver the past few years, its large domestic car industry has worked to improve fuel efficiency--and even launched several plug-in electric models.

Cummins to open new fuel cell systems production facility in Germany; Alstom’s hydrogen trains

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will open a new facility in Herten, Germany, which will initially focus on the assembly of fuel cell systems for global transportation leader Alstom’s hydrogen trains. The company already has alternative power facilities located in the United Kingdom, Belgium and Germany. The choice to open this new fuel cell systems site in Germany is a testament to Cummins’ commitment to accelerate our hydrogen capabilities. Cummins Inc.

2020 89

Webasto starts EV battery production in Germany

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Webasto, a global systems partner to the automotive industry, has started the production of batteries for electric vehicles in Germany. The manufacture of battery packs for a European bus maker has already commenced at the company’s Schierling site in the district of Regensburg. From the beginning of 2020 the company will manufacture its self-developed standard battery system for commercial vehicles there. For this purpose, Webasto has invested €11 million in a multi-product line.

2019 77

California joins Germany in climate coalition to support Paris pact

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Politics global warming California Germany climate changeThe 50 states that make up the U.S. don't get to set their own foreign policies (neither do Canadian provinces). But that doesn't necessarily prevent them from working with other countries on matters of mutual interest. And that's just what California is doing in an agreement announced this weekend that expands its efforts to battle climate change.

BASF breaks ground for cathode active materials production plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

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BASF has officially broken ground for its new cathode active materials (CAM) production plant in Schwarzheide, Germany. We aim to produce the world’s best-quality and best-performing batteries in Germany and Europe.

2020 87

Germany, Austria electric-car charging networks improve, fast

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Initiatives in Germany and Austria should see major improvements to charging networks in a short period of time, as both countries aggressively promote electric cars in an effort to reduce emissions. Europe Germany Austria plug-in cars charging charging infrastructureTwo adjacent European countries are stepping up efforts to improve their public electric-car charging infrastructure.

Germany launches EV plan

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These actions are part of the government’s ongoing commitment to putting 1 million vehicles on Germany’s roads by 2020. FOCUS: Germany Launches Electric-Car Initiative. FOCUS: Germany Launches Electric-Car Initiative. “Germany is well positioned to become an international leader in the area of electromobility over the long term,&# BMW AG’s (BMW.XE) Chief Executive Norbert Reithofer said. Tags: International Projects Germany

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.

2020 129

Germany 'reassured' after worries on Chinese electric-car mandates

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emissions China Germany plug-in cars transportation policyElectric-car mandates can be a powerful tool for reducing transportation-related emissions. California first proposed its current zero-emission vehicle mandate in December 2011, but similar mandates are only now being widely adopted elsewhere. One such policy in China is creating friction, however. DON'T MISS: Quebec passes Canada's first.

Germany Mulls Boosting Electric-Car Incentives Under Carbon-Goal Pressure

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But despite its large domestic car industry, Germany is not among them. Carbon Footprint Germany incentives plug-in cars transportation policySeveral European countries--including Norway, The Netherlands, and France--aggressively promote electric cars as a way to reduce vehicular carbon emissions. German government support for electric cars has been lukewarm at best, but now it appears that could change soon. DON'T.

Former Audi CEO arrested in Germany over diesel-scandal allegations

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Two days after a newspaper investigation in Germany revealed the depth of Audi's role in the vast diesel emissions-cheating scandal at Volkswagen, German prosecutors have arrested the division's former CEO, Rupert Stadler, in conjunction with the scandal.

2019 81

BYD begins electric bus fleet delivery to Germany’s BOGESTRA; first of 22 buses

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BOGESTRA (Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Straßenbahnen) and HCR (Straßenbahn Herne-Castrop-Rauxel), two of Germany’s leading Public Transport Operators (PTOs), have taken delivery of the first vehicle in a joint fleet order for 22 electric buses from BYD.

2020 87

KBA: Alternative drives accounted for around 25% of new vehicle sales in Germany in 2020; 13.5% with electric drive

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In 2020, e-mobility became more popular in Germany, despite a 20% decline in registration numbers in the year of the COVID 19 pandemic. Alternative drives (battery-electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell, gas, and hydrogen) took up around a quarter of all new light-duty vehicle registrations in Germany in 2020, according to figures from the KBA (Federal Motor Transport Authority).

Tesla Gigafactory 4 clearing stalls due to environmentalists in Germany

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Tesla’s construction of its Gigafactory 4, outside Berlin, Germany, will likely result in the creation of many hundreds of thousands of new electric vehicles per year—helping replace internal combustion vehicles and meet ambitious EU carbon dioxide targets.

2020 65

VW diesel fix deemed inadequate in Germany

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A German court has found that updated software applied to VW diesels still doesn't bring emissions to acceptable levels in all circumstances. The Dusseldorf district court found that the update applied to the plaintiff's turbodiesel Tiguan still only allows the emissions control equipment to function properly between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Volkswagen diesel scandal

2019 70

Germany announces $1.4 billion electric-car incentive plan

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After much discussion, Germany appears poised to implement significant incentives to encourage the purchase of electric cars. Germany energy policy incentives plug-in cars transportation policyThis week, the German government announced an incentive program that will include rebates for both electric cars and plug-in hybrids. Lawmakers have committed 1.2 billion euros (about $1.4 billion) to the program. DON'T.

Germany To Spend Billions Supporting Electric Car Expansion

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Among European nations, Germany is one of the least active when it comes to policies promoting electric cars. Germany incentives plug-in cars transportation policyEven as the country's powerful auto industry has turned more attention to plug-in cars, government support for them has been largely limited to political speeches. But now German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel apparently wants to put the.

First Mercedes-Benz EQC rolls off assembly line in Germany

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Now Mercedes-Benz has announced that it produced its first new electric EQC SUV on Monday at its factory in Bremen, Germany. German automakers have all said they will go all-in on electric cars, Yet so far, few have actually arrived, with the Audi E-tron trickling into a few U.S. dealerships last week. The car will go on sale in Europe, but is not

2019 75

VW starting battery-cell production in Germany, aiming to keep "know-how" there

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Volkswagen announced Monday that it has started a pilot line for manufacturing battery cells, with the aim of keeping electric-car battery development and production resources in Germany. That will lead to the creation of more than 1,000 new jobs by 2024 surrounding the facility in Salzgitter, Germany—including 300 in VW’s development.

2019 83

Volkswagen plans $1.1 billion battery partnership in Germany

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Volkswagen announced plans on Tuesday to build a large new battery factory—with an unspecified partner or partners—in its home state of Lower Saxony in Germany. Volkswagen has announced plans to build 22 million new electric cars by 2029, and has announced battery contracts for up to 50 million electric cars, without specifying a date. lithium batteries

2019 71

Court orders full reimbursement for VW diesel owner in Germany

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TDI VW Germany lawsuit Volkswagen diesel scandalA lot has been said about Volkswagen's use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests, but a German court may win the prize for most-creative description. VW "defeat device" software is like putting horse meat in lasagna, three German judges decreed during a recent hearing related to the diesel scandal. Besides.

Germany set to boost buyer incentives on electric vehicles

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As Volkswagen's ID 3 production EVs begin to roll off the assembly line, Germany is looking to grease the skids for electric-car hopefuls with increased subsidies for electrified vehicle buyers over the next 5-10 years. The German government has committed to a 50 percent increase in electric vehicle subsidies from 2020 to 2025. That includes

2019 62

Germany fines BMW over diesel emissions

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German automakers have been under a microscope when it comes to emissions from their diesel cars, which were formerly bestsellers in Europe. After Daimler, Volkswagen, and German supplier Bosch paid billions in fines and several Audi managers have been arrested over installing diesel-emissions cheat devices, German prosecutors have handed down a. Diesel emissions

2019 68

Germany may miss 2020 emission targets, government report shows

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DON'T MISS: EU starts legal action against Germany, UK for. Europe emissions Germany energy policy plug-in cars fossil fuelsAmbitious emissions-reduction goals are important, because they allow policymakers to coordinate and focus efforts on a defined target. But the problem with setting lofty goals is that, eventually, they must be met. The German government is now finding out how difficult that can be.

Solaris orders 25 Ballard fuel cell modules to power hydrogen buses in Germany

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These 25 modules will power 15 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses planned for deployment in Cologne, Germany and 10 Urbino 12 hydrogen buses planned for deployment in Wuppertal, Germany, all under the Joint Initiative For Hydrogen Vehicles Across Europe (JIVE 2) funding program. Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. has ordered 25 of Ballard’s new 70 kilowatt heavy-duty FCmove HD fuel cell modules.

2020 89

Germany investing €630M in new locks on Dortmund-Ems Canal to accommodate large freight ships

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The German federal government is investing €630 million (US$745 million) in the expansion and maintenance of the Dortmund-Ems Canal (DEK). The DEK is a 269 km canal between the inland port of the city of Dortmund and the seaport of Emden.

2020 83

Germany establishes new national control center for charging infrastructure

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Germany’s Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Andreas Scheuer announced the founding of a new national control enter for charging infrastructure. The mission of the National Control Center is to ensure the swift and coordinated establishment of nationwide charging options in Germany. The automotive industry and the energy industry have promised to actively support the control center, Minister Scheuer said.

2019 65

Has Germany's long love affair with diesels finally collapsed?

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Future Cars GermanyIt's been 80 years since the first Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicle went into volume production. Over that time, German makers have developed, refined, and promoted the combustion-ignition engine as a more fuel-efficient method of powering personal vehicles. Followed by Volkswagen Group's various makes, BMW, and the rest of Europe's car industry.

VW Diesel Scandal Erodes Trust In Germany, Auto Industry Too

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TDI VW Germany Volkswagen diesel scandalThe revelation that Volkswagen used "defeat device" software to cheat on U.S. emissions tests shook the public's confidence in one of the world's largest carmakers. Volkswagen hasn't done much to rebuild its reputation since its cheating was first revealed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at a press conference in September. And VW may.

Report from Germany: Tesla years ahead, German automakers falling behind

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Stop us if you've heard this before: A plucky, California-based startup managed to leapfrog the titans of the automotive industry and claim the title of world's first luxury EV automaker. That Tesla leapfrogged a large portion of the industry and pioneered the premium EV is hardly an earth-shattering revelation, but what makes this particular take

2019 76

Lifting the hammer: Germany considers limits on Autobahn speeds

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Efforts to curb global warming have led Germany to propose limiting speeds on its famous Autobahns. Facing heavy fines from the European Union if it fails to meet greenhouse-gas reduction targets, the country's committee on the future of transport put forward a series of draft proposals that includes limiting speeds on currently unfettered. emissions global warming

2019 65

New Drivers Start To Take Lessons In Electric Cars In Germany

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Green Germany driver training driver''s ed plug-in cars Ask anyone who''s driven an electric car, and they''ll tell you it''s quite different from piloting a typical internal-combustion car. That''s often meant as a compliment, but the unique driving characteristics of electric powertrains could have weightier implications as well. Since electric cars drive differently, should they become a regular part of.

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Tesla Model 3 choke point: automated battery line equipment still in Germany?

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Batteries lithium-ion Elon Musk Germany Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) gigafactorySometimes it's the task of the Tesla communications department to explain, or provide context, or simply clean up the confusion after CEO Elon Musk says or tweets something about the electric-car maker. In the latest case, it was Musk's statement about Tesla Model 3 production equipment that required the good people of the company's long-suffering.

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Germany’s BMVI awarding €23.5M to hydrogen mobility projects

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Germany’s BMVI (Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure) awarded €23.5 Current status of hydrogen filling stations in Germany (October 2019): 75 in operation. million to a set of hydrogen mobility projects ranging from forklift trucks to equipping a ride-pooling fleet to the development of a hydrogen bus and a fuel-cell-powered street sweeper. Hydrogen, fuel cells and electricity move the future. We have seen many studies and pilot projects in recent years.

2019 64

Alstom to test its hydrogen fuel cell train in the Netherlands; first pilot project outside Germany

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The world’s first two hydrogen trains have already been in regular passenger service in Lower Saxony in Germany since September 2018. Also in Germany, RMV has ordered 27 Coradia iLint—the largest fleet of hydrogen trains in the world—for operation from 2022. The iLint was designed by Alstom teams in Salzgitter (Germany), the center of excellence for regional trains, and in Tarbes (France), center of excellence for traction systems.

2019 87

Diesel owners in Germany who sue VW face significant hurdles

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TDI VW Germany lawsuit Volkswagen diesel scandalIn the U.S., owners of Volkswagen 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars with illegal "defeat device" software have reached a settlement with VW—and a preliminary agreement for a smaller number of affected 3.0-liter V-6 diesels is largely, if not entirely, settled. It may have taken months of negotiating, but 2.0-liter diesel owners can be assured of.