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).

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.

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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 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.

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

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

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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

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’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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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.

Volkswagen ID.5 e-SUV coupé available for order now in Germany

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family based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) is available in Germany from an entry-level price of €46,515. Volkswagen has begun taking orders for the ID.5 e-SUV coupé. Earlier post.) The top-of-the-range electric model of the ID. Available at the pre-sales launch: the ID.5 Pro and the ID.5 Pro Performance with 128 kW (174 PS) and 150 kW (204 PS) respectively, along with the all-wheel drive ID.5 GTX with 220 kW (299 PS). Over-the-air updates ensure the ID.5

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.

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.

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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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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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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.

NIO unveils ET7 sedan for Germany ahead of 2022 deliveries

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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.

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.

NIO hints at expansion to Germany next with job posting

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A recent job post by Chinese automaker NIO offers a potential hint that the company plans to expand its sales presence in the EU to Germany next. more… The post NIO hints at expansion to Germany next with job posting appeared first on Electrek.

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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Volkswagen Group launches first household energy tariff in Germany; Elli and ev.energy

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Elli, the Volkswagen subsidiary that provides sustainable energy and charging solutions, has partnered with ev.energy to launch the Volkswagen Group’s first intelligent household electricity tariff: Volkswagen Naturstrom Connect. The tariff will use ev.energy’s platform to market and manage the new tariff with electric vehicle owners.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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RWE and H2U partner to develop global hydrogen trading between Australia and Germany

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RWE Supply & Trading and Australian hydrogen project developer The Hydrogen Utility Pty Ltd (H2U) have joined forces to develop hydrogen trading between Australia and Germany. Furthermore, the planned LNG Terminal in Brunsbüttel, where RWE intends to book capacity, can be a location for the future import of hydrogen into Germany. Furthermore, RWE is driving forward some 30 hydrogen projects, mostly located in the Netherlands, Germany and the UK.

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with BEVs alone hitting 10% , Interestingly, this 22% score is frankly above the 14% of the year 2020, so we might see 30% months in Germany this year.and 50% months by 2023? Germany22% Share!

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.

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GermanyVolkswagen leads the way The German plugin market scored 40,000 units, with both technologies rising fast (+124% for BEVs and +162% YoY for PHEVs) , with last month plugin share ending at 21% (9.4% BEV), dragging slightly the yearly tally to 21% (9.5%

Germany Becomes Big Market For Tesla Ahead Of New Factory Opening

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So much for no demand and strong competition in Germany. Tesla is dominating legacy auto with imports

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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).

LANXESS enters battery chemistry business; Li-ion electrolyte production in Leverkusen, Germany

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Germany-based specialty chemicals company LANXESS is entering the battery chemistry business. Starting next year, the Group will produce electrolyte formulations for lithium-ion batteries for the Chinese company Tinci. Guangzhou Tinci Materials Technology Co. Tinci) is a leading global manufacturer of lithium-ion battery materials. The high-performance electrolyte formulations from Leverkusen will enable Tinci to become a domestic supplier for battery cell manufacturers in Europe.

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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.

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Germany passes fast-charging law; basis for tender for additional 1,000 fast-charging points

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Germany’s Federal Council has passed the “Law for the Provision of Comprehensive Fast Charging Infrastructure for Pure Battery Electric Vehicles”, or SchnellLG for short. With this law, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has the legal basis for the targeted expansion of a Germany-wide network of fast-charging points.