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DHL Makes Bonn Pilot City for Electric Delivery Vehicles

The postal service provider Deutsche Post DHL has announced to convert its fleet of delivery vehicles in the city of Bonn and its surroundings to electric cars, making the city the first German CO2-free DHL location.

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Former SAP CEO to Head German National Electromobility Initiative

The former SAP CEO Henning Kagermann has reportedly been named as chairman of the steering committee of the National Electromobility Initiative (Nationale Plattform Elektromobilität), says Handelsblatt.  Continue reading ‘Former SAP CEO to Head German National Electromobility Initiative’

CDU/CSU Want to Increase Funding for Electric Cars

The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), two of the ruling government parties, want to increase state funding for electric cars, thus accelerating their market launch. Continue reading ‘CDU/CSU Want to Increase Funding for Electric Cars’

WeberHaus Introduces Prefabricated House with Integrated Filling Station for Mitsubishi Electric Car

On the occasion of its 50th business anniversary, WeberHaus, a manufacturer of prefabricated houses, presented a house with an integrated filling station for electric cars. Continue reading ‘WeberHaus Introduces Prefabricated House with Integrated Filling Station for Mitsubishi Electric Car’

Bavarian Environmental Minister Calls for Complete Tax Exemption of Electric Cars

Owners of electric cars shall be permanently exempted from the motor vehicle tax and shall not pay electricity tax for years to come, Bavaria’s Environmental Minister Marcus Söder (Christian Social Union – CSU) demanded in a policy paper on electromobility. Continue reading ‘Bavarian Environmental Minister Calls for Complete Tax Exemption of Electric Cars’

BMW to Build Electric Cars in Leipzig

BMW Group decided in favour of its plant in Leipzig, Saxony,  as the production site for its new electric vehicle, the so-called Megacity Vehicle. The first cars are scheduled for delivery in 2013. Continue reading ‘BMW to Build Electric Cars in Leipzig’

Tesla Wants to Expand in Europe

Cristiano Carlutti, Tesla’s new head of European operations, announced expansion plans for Tesla in Europe. Continue reading ‘Tesla Wants to Expand in Europe’

BMU Sponsors Development and Testing of Electric Cars with EUR 9.5 Million

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety will sponsor an electric car pilot project of the car manufacturer Karmann located in Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, with EUR 9.5 million.  Continue reading ‘BMU Sponsors Development and Testing of Electric Cars with EUR 9.5 Million’