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  • 06 Aug 2018 |

    How Germany is greening its growing freight sector to meet climate targets

    Cargo transport and the energy transition 06 Aug 2018, 11:00 The Dieselgate scandal has put passenger car emissions in the public spotlight in Germany, but an even bigger road polluter – freight transport – remains a sideshow. Transporting goods by road, ...
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  • The British milkman now travels by StreetScooter

    The U.K. home delivery business Milk & More has ordered 200 electric vans produced by the Deutsche Post subsidiary StreetScooter, Deutsche Post DHL Group said in a press release. Milk & More aims to make the delivery of milk and other fresh ...
  • German Postal Service mulls stock market launch of Streetscooter e-car branch

    The German Postal Service’s e-car manufacturing branch Streetscooter could soon be listed on the stock market, news agency Reuters reports. “It’s theoretically possible. We’re looking at the next two to three years,” the Postal Service’s board member ...
  • Deutsche Post’s Streetscooter e-car said to have problems with cold weather

    The electric Streetscooter, built by postal service Deutsche Post, is struggling to function properly in cold winter weather, Birger Nicolai writes in Die Welt. Drivers using the e-car, produced by Deutsche Post after it failed to find a comparable model ...
  • Deutsche Post mulls global expansion of Streetscooter production

    Deutsche Post DHL is eyeing global production and sales of its electric van, StreetScooter. Board member Jürgen Gerdes told Rheinische Post: “In the long run, global sales of 100,000 units per year are conceivable with ten production plants.” He said he ...
  • “Post takes Streetscooter to market – and turns into Germany’s largest e-car seller”

    Deutsche Post DHL will double production capacity for its self-developed electric van, and start Streetscooter sales to third parties due to strong demand. The logistics company said in a press release it will commission another production location to ...
  • “Deutsche Post DHL Group pushes e-mobility – 2,000 electric vans by the end of the year”

    Deutsche Post DHL Group is aiming to have 2,000 new electric delivery vans on the streets in Germany by the end of the year, Hans-Christoph Neidlein writes in PV Europe. Deutsche Post DHL already has 1,000 electric vans, known as StreetScooters, in ...
  • Mercedes vans are going electric

    German car manufacturer Daimler will start selling electric versions of its transporter Mercedes “Vito” in 2018, Handelsblatt reports. The van is Mercedes’ answer to the Deutsche Post’s newly developed electric Streetscooter. It will have a range of 150 ...
  • Municipal German utility enters e-car manufacturing market

    Municipal utility NEW from western Germany will join the growing ranks of e-car manufacturers, Florian Rinke writes in the Rheinische Post. The small utility has invested about 2.5 million euros in the company Share2Drive from Aachen, which has developed ...
  • 11 Jul 2019 |

    Customers do not want e-cars – electric mobility pioneer Schuh

    11 Jul 2019, 14:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sven Egenter Cars Süddeutsche Zeitung German drivers do not want electric cars because these do not offer the same range as any gasoline car at a competitive price, e-mobility ...
  • 04 Feb 2019 |

    Group of companies aim for battery cell production in NRW

    04 Feb 2019, 14:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Research minister urges companies to launch domestic battery cell production Storage Cars BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport ...
  • Researchers develop city e-car for 12,500 euros

    Researchers at Aachen University have developed a small electric car go on the market for 12,500 euros from 2018, reports Wolfgang Kempkens for Wirtschaftswoche. The same team was responsible for the development of the Streetscooter now used by Deutsche ...
  • German universities to develop autonomous car

    Seven German universities have teamed up to develop an autonomous e-car, competing with automakers and tech giants such as Google and Apple, reports Spiegel Online. RWTH Aachen University – which already developed the successful Streetscooter delivery van ...
  • New e-car maker e.GO scales up expansion plans – up to 100,000 cars per year

    Thanks to unexpectedly strong demand, new budget e-car maker e.GO has expanded its production plans, reports public broadcaster WDR. The company aims to make up to 100,000 electric vehicles per year, considerably scaling up original plans for 20,000 cars. ...
  • DHL and Ford unveil jointly produced electric delivery van

    In an effort to expand its existing fleet of electric delivery vans, Deutsche Post DHL Group has teamed up with US carmaker Ford and unveiled a jointly manufactured, larger version of the e-van, the "StreetScooter WORK XL". “With this commitment ...
  • E-car pioneer predicts one million electric cars in Germany by 2022

    German e-car pioneer Günther Schuh, founder of the successful e-van company StreetScooter and inventor of the new compact e-car e.GO Life, says he is “optimistic” that there will be more than one million electric cars on the country’s roads by 2022, two ...
  • 03 Apr 2019 |

    German e-car pioneer says cars should have smaller battery and hydrogen fuel cell

    03 Apr 2019, 12:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars Clean Energy Wire Extending the range of battery-based electric cars with an additional hydrogen fuel cell makes more sense from an economic and environmental ...
  • 24 Jun 2019 |

    Merkel holds another ‘car summit‘ aimed at making German car industry future proof

    24 Jun 2019, 13:38 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Government Handelsblatt / Stuttgarter Nachrichten / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung After a series of meetings with high-profile car industry representatives ...
  • 05 Mar 2019 |

    VW signs e-vehicle startup e.Go as first partner for production platform

    05 Mar 2019, 13:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars Business & Jobs Reuters / Die Welt Volkswagen has signed German startup e.GO Mobile as the first external partner for its modular platform for electric ...
  • 05 Apr 2019 |

    German e-car pioneer takes to the skies in hybrid “Silent Air Taxi”

    05 Apr 2019, 09:08 German e-car pioneer Günther Schuh, who runs the e-car startup  e.GO Mobile  and spearheaded the development of the  electric delivery van StreetScooter  now used by Deutsche Post DHL, has set his sights on conquering the air. Schuh, ...
  • 31 May 2019 |

    Start-up e.GO Mobile hopes to speed up transport transition with cheap subcompact

    31 May 2019, 12:16 Clean Energy Wire is stepping up its business coverage and exploring how the commercial landscape is being transformed by Germany's energy transition. To showcase the upheaval underway in the world’s fourth largest economy, we' ...
  • “11,900 euros: Germany’s cheapest e-car could become a bestseller”

    Germany’s current cheapest electric car, the e.GO Life, comes from the small, new manufacturer e.GO Mobile and has the potential to become a bestseller, Focus Online reports. “We aim for a production of 20,000 cars by 2019,” says CEO Günter Schuh, who is ...
  • “Deutsche Post and Ford to manufacture E-Van”

    German postal service Deutsche Post DHL and carmaker Ford are entering a partnership to manufacture electric delivery vans, Deutsche Post said in a press release. The new van – with the chassis of the Ford Transit providing the technical basis – will be ...
  • “New company alliance wants to produce battery cells in Germany”

    A consortium of German companies has made a fresh attempt to establish battery cell production in the country, Alfons Frese writes in Tagesspiegel. Plant manufacturers Thyssen-Krupp, M+W and Manz have teamed up with cell producers Litarion, ...
  • 04 Apr 2016

    Lignite plants still lead top polluters / Mercury poisons fish

    04 Apr 2016 (All day) Sandbag “Top 10 European polluters still dominated by German lignite” “Four out of five of the biggest polluters in Europe are still German lignite plants,” reports UK-based sandbag. The not-for-profit group analysed new data ...
  • COP23- See the energy transition in Germany's industrial centre

    30 Oct 2017 Germany’s coal mining state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) hosts the United Nations’ COP23 climate summit in Bonn. The epicentre of Germany’s industrialisation, this region is responsible for almost one percent of global CO2 emissions, and is ...
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