It sounds like a fairy tale - the Austrian start-up that began in a garage. The Kreisel brothers' batteries promise better range and greater efficiency for electric vehicles. What's the secret behind their electrifying innovation?
German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier has said he doesn't understand why domestic carmakers have been so slow to invest in the development and production of electric cars. He called it a big strategic mistake.
The future of Europe's carmakers depends on reliable supplies of cheap lithium-ion cells, a key component of e-car batteries. But such cells are nearly all made in Asia. Does Europe need its own Li-ion cell supply?
German car maker Volkswagen (VW) will be the first international automobile company to invest in Rwanda. The first cars are expected to be ready by May. For the future VW also plans to build electric cars in Rwanda.
A group of mainly German carmakers has launched a joint venture to build a network of fast charging stations for electric vehicles to support a drive to boost sales of environment-friendly cars across Europe.
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