We persuaded one of our reporters to do without his beloved car for a while and see how his life changed. He switched to car sharing, an electric scooter, a bicycle and – walking. How did he fare?
The German capital's fame as a cyclist's paradise has attracted many rental bikes companies. And now electric scooters have joined this fast-paced business race. The fight for this new market has started.
Car-sharing is big in Germany, even if its growth there has sometimes been slow. Yet how will the sector evolve, given the dramatic changes the car industry as a whole will experience in the years ahead?
How do Germans like to get around? That's the question the Transport Ministry asked in a nationwide poll. That the car still dominates is perhaps unsurprising but that doesn't help the nation's green goals.
The Hanseatic city wants to be a trailblazer in developing tourism of the future. It's to be environmentally aware, as climate-neutral as possible and enable authentic travel experiences. But is it all just a nice idea?
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