The Lexus ES is celebrating its launch in Europe, and is finally hitting dealerships in Germany. What’s special about the luxury sedan is that it’s powered by a late-generation hybrid drive.
German carmaker BMW had appealed against a European Commission decision to limit state aid for developing electric and hybrid cars at its Leipzig plant. The Commission reduced the amount of the grant to less than half.
The American aircraft maker has launched its Ampaire 337, the largest hybrid-electric aircraft ever flown. With commercial use beckoning for 2021, it's a step in the direction of reducing carbon footprints in the sky.
While Germany is finally creating the necessary infrastructure for e-mobility, China has started putting the breaks on state subsidies for electric cars. The government has a clear plan, according to DW's Frank Sieren.
With three electric motors and a 3.9-liter V8 engine, the new hybrid Ferrari can glide silently through city streets — and reach a top speed of 340 kilometers per hour.
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