Electric mobility and autonomous driving are in focus at this year’s IAA car show. Among the models attracting attention: Audi's self-driving Aicon and BMW's Mini electric concept car.
The trend toward e-cars is growing. But what about e-planes? It might not be long before we're zooming around in electric planes — at least for short distances, says a German Aerospace Center expert in a DW interview.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told lawmakers forcing carmakers to retrofit diesel cars to lower emissions was the wrong approach. She said it was up to the industry to regain public trust and invest in the future.
Salar de Atacama is rich in lithium, essential to electric cars and other low-carbon tech. But indigenous people are fighting its extraction, saying private interests are cashing in at the expense of their environment.
Swiss police are investigating the death of a man after his Tesla car crashed and burst into flames last week. The case adds to claims e-vehicle car batteries may be a safety concern after similar incidents in the US.
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