Electric cars just aren't catching on in most countries, despite all the media buzz and government subsidies. In Europe, the country with the lowest market share of e-cars is none other than Germany.
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.
Berlin has vowed to back an "open and free internet" following a US decision to repeal net neutrality rules. But some experts say the US move could open the floodgates to a multi-speed internet in Europe.
Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has announced his intention to deepen ties with Germany and the EU. Vienna's new government has encountered mixed responses in Germany for including the far-right Freedom Party.
The trucks division of German carmaker Daimler has delivered its first fully electric lorries to companies in Europe, as the global race to mass produce the first generation of "green trucks" heats up.
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