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Germany Maintains Nearly 1.9% Market Share For Plug-Ins In October

Germany continues its outstanding run of plug-in electric car sales growth in October, achieving its second best result ever, right on the heels of September’s record. In total, 5,065 new passenger plug-in vehicle registrations were logged, good for a 1.86% share of the overall automotive market. October’s plug-in growth rate of 94%…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 10

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Der Spiegel Calls Tesla Biggest Concern For German Automakers

DER SPIEGEL: GERMANY’S AUTOMAKERS FACE ‘EXISTENTIAL CHALLENGE’ WITH ARRIVAL OF TESLA Germany’s top automakers have been plagued by an unprecedented crisis related to cartels and collusion surrounding their beloved diesel engine technology. Now, having turned their backs on electric vehicles for years, they’re facing another existential challenge. Der Spiegel* reports, “The biggest cause for concern in the…

2 months ago by EVANNEX 34

Siemens To Build First Electric Highway For Trucks

The German state of Hesse has commissioned Siemens to build its eHighway, an overhead contact line for electrified freight transportover a 10 km (6.2 miles) stretch of the A5 autobahn. It will be the first such project in Germany on a public highway. Powering hybrid trucks through a pantograph on the trucks…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 30

Mercedes-Benz To Add Battery Production To Untertürkheim Plant

Mercedes-Benz has announced that its 110 year-old Untertürkheim plant in Germany will be expanded to now also handle battery production for upcoming EQ electric cars. Untertürkheim will be the fourth plant in Daimler’s group to produce battery packs after, two found in Kamenz and one in Beijing. Beside supplying batteries…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 13