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).

New liquid hydrogen carrier would transport green H2 from Scotland to Germany

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The new tanker will transport the liquid hydrogen to terminals in Germany, with a strategic vision to expand supply to other markets as demand increases. C-Job Naval Architects has designed a new class of liquid hydrogen tanker in partnership with LH2 Europe.


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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 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 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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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".

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

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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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.

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 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 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.

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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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Northvolt announces new €4 Billion Battery Gigafactory in Northern Germany


Swedish battery company Northvolt announced today that it will build a new €4 Billion battery Gigafactory in Northern Germany in the city of Heide. Tesla also plans to build its 4680 cells in Germany in the coming years.

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.

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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!

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’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.

Germany and Australia to establish alliance on green hydrogen supply chain

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German Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier and Federal Minister of Research Anja Karliczek, together with their Australian counterpart, Energy Minister Angus Taylor, have signed a letter of intent to establish a “Germany Australia Hydrogen Accord” to facilitate a green hydrogen supply chain between the countries. Germany is looking to the partnership as a means of enabling the import of sustainably produced hydrogen in relevant quantities.

Germany investing €227M to support electrification of rail

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Germany will invest some €227 million to support the electrification of rail, with a focus on batteries and hydrogen fuel cells, including charging and refueling infrastructure. Currently, 61% of the rail network in Germany is electrified with overhead lines. The goal of Germany’s Electrification Plus program is that by 2050, 100% of all train kilometers are to be covered electrically or climate-neutrally.

Germany to provide €500M for more public charging infrastructure

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Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is making a total of €500 million available by the end of 2025 for the further development of the public charging infrastructure in Germany. This is the only way we can achieve a breakthrough in electromobility in Germany.

Germany boosts clean energy target to 80% from 65% by 2030


Germany’s economy and climate ministry today announced a more ambitious target of clean energy making up 80% of its power mix by 2030 – a bump up from its previous target of 65%. of Germany’s power mix consists of clean energy.

Germany awarding €10.9M to KelRide autonomous vehicle project

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Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure is awarding €10.9 The project is intended to serve as a scalable blueprint for a large number of cities and counties across Germany. million to the KelRide project, which will further develop autonomous driving in the Kelheim district in Bavaria.

Germany: Volkswagen Starts Production Of ID.4 In Emden


production site in Germany, and fourth globally, which in the fall will be joined by the fifth one (US It's the second ID.4

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.

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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.

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Northvolt announces new battery gigafactory coming to Germany


Battery manufacturing startup Northvolt announced today a new battery cell gigafactory coming to Germany. The post Northvolt announces new battery gigafactory coming to Germany appeared first on Electrek.

Germany providing another €300M to subsidize private charging stations in residential buildings

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The German government is topping up the funding for private charging stations for electric cars in residential buildings by a further €300 million (US$349 million). The purchase and installation of the wall boxes are supported with a grant of €900 (US$1,050). A total of €800 million (US$932 million) in federal funds are now available for this. Starting tomorrow, German citizens can again secure a 900 euro grant from the federal government for their own charging station at home.

Germany awards €160M to Hamburg operators to further electrification of public transport

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Germany’s Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr (BMDV) has awarded around €160 million to support the electrification of public transport in Hamburg and the surrounding area. The recipients of the funding are Hamburger Hochbahn AG and Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein GmbH (VHH). These are the first funding notices to be awarded to transport companies under the directive on the promotion of alternative drives for buses in passenger transport.

Germany providing another €100M to subsidize private charging stations; €500M total

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Germany is adding another €100 million to its successful promotion of private charging stations for electric cars in residential buildings, bringing the total to €500 million. Purchase and installation of the wallboxes are supported with a grant of €900. So far, around 385,000 applications for around 470,000 charging points have been received. We want more climate protection, more clean electric cars on our roads and more use of green electricity.

Daimler Truck’s powertrain plants in Germany will produce electric drive components

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Following intensive talks, Daimler Truck AG and the Works Council have agreed that the three powertrain sites in Gaggenau, Kassel and Mannheim will specialize in different components for electrified drives.

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.

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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.

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Tesla increases price of base Model 3 in Germany by €7,000


Tesla increased the price of the base Model 3 in Germany by €7,000 ($7,678.44) over the weekend from just under €42,990 ($47,158.74) to €49,990 ($54,837.53). However, the updated price of the Model 3 in Germany makes it ineligible for the top €9,000 subsidy.

Construction of the world’s largest project plant for storing green hydrogen in LOHC begins in Germany

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Covestro production site at CHEMPARK Dormagen/Germany ©Covestro Deutschland AG. The world’s largest plant for storing green hydrogen in liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHC) on an industrial scale is being built at CHEMPARK Dormagen.

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NIO unveils ET7 sedan for Germany ahead of 2022 deliveries


NIO recently debuted its upcoming ET7 sedan in Germany, representing the EV’s European debut. While the Chinese automaker continues to roll out its electric ES8 SUV in Norway this month, we now know plans to expand further into Europe next year, beginning with Germany.

Chakratec partners with Premier Inn on first kinetic EV charging installation in Germany

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Premier Inn is the first to deploy Chakratec’s unique new charging technology in Germany. Premier Inn selected Leipzig as the first location to adopt the technology, with plans for expansion to its new sites throughout Germany over the next five years.