The Maritim Hotel in Hamburg has an unusual amenity – a five-story garage silo. A special elevator takes the cars and deposits them in a available parking slots. But extra-wide vehicles have to spend the night elsewhere.
The German premium carmaker has bought out the stake of its long-standing joint venture partner Europcar in search for greener pastures that might include a car-sharing alliance with German rival BMW.
Sales of electric cars in Europe have just crossed the 1 million mark, as more consumers are persuaded to opt for green mobility. Can the infrastructure to support the transition from fuel-powered vehicles keep up?
It's not history that matters, but the way it is told, says Stephen Temitope David. The Nigerian historian seeks to add an African perspective to Western narratives. Julia Jaki met him in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Borussia Dortmund could have let an empty Südtribune affect them in their game against Wolfsburg. Instead they let their football do the talking, says DW’s Jonathan Harding at Signal Iduna Park.
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