Apr 24, 2023 - 11:42 am
Jaguar takes a double win at Berlin Formula E race
At rounds 7 and 8 of the current Formula E season in Berlin, Mitch Evans in the works Jaguar and Nick Cassidy in the customer Jaguar from Envision Virgin were victorious. While Porsche’s Wehrlein remains in the lead, the distance is shrinking.
Apr 6, 2023 - 02:57 pm
Audi opens third charging hub in Berlin
Audi has opened a charging hub in Berlin. The Volkswagen brand’s third own fast-charging location after Nuremberg and Zurich offers four fast-charging points with up to 320 kW power that can be reserved in advance.
Mar 29, 2023 - 11:51 am
Germany releases funding for another 1,000 electric buses
The Federal Ministry of Transport has released €270 million in funding for around 1,000 electric buses to more than 50 transport companies in Germany. The certificates were handed over in Berlin this week at the international VDV conference.
Mar 23, 2023 - 04:53 pm
Berlin Tesla store becomes target of protesters
A Tesla store in central Berlin has been attacked with paint bombs and covered with posters. The activists of unknown backgrounds criticise the water consumption of Tesla’s factory in Grünheide and want to stop car production generally.
Feb 1, 2023 - 04:42 pm
The Mobility House shows how to earn from EV batteries
The Mobility House (TMH) has, for the first time, proven that electric vehicle batteries can take part in energy market trading and achieve four-digit revenues per vehicle. The key is in the EVs’ flexibility as mobile storage units, just the experimental set-up was stationery.
Dec 21, 2022 - 03:16 pm
Berlin fire brigade goes hybrid
The Berlin Fire Brigade is procuring the next electrified emergency vehicles from Rosenbauer. The order includes, among other things, four units of the hybrid fire-fighting vehicle “Revolutionary Technology” (RT) in the Berlin configuration as eLHF. In addition, there will be an electric appliance vehicle with a Volvo chassis.
Dec 20, 2022 - 04:09 pm
Brandenburg investigates Tesla over illegal dumping allegations
Following a criminal complaint filed by the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment (LfU), the Potsdam public prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation against Tesla on suspicion of unauthorized operation of a hazardous materials storage facility at the Grünheide site.
Dec 9, 2022 - 02:22 pm
Tesla: Gigafactory Grünheide expansion is a Go
Tesla has received the green light from the Grünheide municipality for its plan to expand the Gigafactory site near Berlin by 100 hectares. There is also news about the planned water supply and the workforce at the German Tesla factory.
Dec 7, 2022 - 03:40 pm
Tesla running in circles to deliver the Model Y
Tesla has expanded the offer of their Model Y to Taiwan, but due to import and export restrictions, the vehicles are being imported all the way from Germany, instead of the Giga Shanghai just around the corner.
Nov 8, 2022 - 12:29 pm
Tesla wants to expand Giga Berlin before the end of the year
Tesla wants to submit the application for the expansion of its factory in Grünheide this year, combined with an increase in capacity from 500,000 to over one million electric cars per year. This is according to the 2023 budget plan for the Oder-Spree district.
Oct 31, 2022 - 11:51 am
Tesla prepares to expand production at Giga Berlin
Tesla wants to increase its production capacities in Grünheide and has begun preparing the next expansion stage. Since Friday, 70 hectares of pine forest have been cleared for the expansion. Reportedly, permission for the clearing has already been granted. Tesla is preparing an application for the expansion itself.
Oct 1, 2022 - 01:30 pm
Giga Berlin still has no functioning fire alarm system
The Tesla car factory in Grünheide still does not have a functioning fire alarm system. The facility has neither fire alarms nor sprinkler systems that are currently operational, which are temporarily replaced by eight employees on duty around the clock as fire guards patrolling around the factory.
Sep 15, 2022 - 12:56 pm
Tesla rumoured to postpone battery production in Germany
Tesla is rumoured to have postponed its plans for battery production in Grünheide. Instead, corresponding projects in the USA are to be pushed ahead for the time being. According to media reports, the US government’s tax plans are behind the new battery strategy.
Sep 12, 2022 - 12:07 pm
Tesla presents plans to further expand Giga Berlin
Tesla has announced new plans to expand the plant in Grünheide, Germany, by 100 hectares at an event at the weekend. A train station as well as logistics and storage areas are to be built there in order to keep significantly more parts in stock on site than before.
Sep 8, 2022 - 11:58 am
Kia and Deutsche Bahn announce battery second life cooperation
German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and Kia have entered into a strategic partnership for used electric car batteries. The goal is to turn older EV batteries into high-performance energy storage units. DB startup Encore will take over procurement and production.
Aug 29, 2022 - 12:31 pm
First look: The new e-buses for Berlin are arriving at BVG
Berlin’s public transport operator BVG has released information on the incoming new e-buses. The first of 89 Ebusco 2.2 electric buses will join the Berlin fleet this year. Once these arrive in the German capital, the BVG fleet will include 228 electric buses in active service.
Aug 26, 2022 - 10:34 am
Tesla Model Y with RWD now available in Germany
Tesla has added a new basic version with rear-wheel drive to the configurator for the Model Y in Europe. In Germany, the new model variant costs 53,990 euros. It is unclear whether the new variant will come from Grünheide – Tesla has recently been able to significantly increase production there.
Aug 11, 2022 - 12:06 pm
Tesla starts utilising BYD batteries at Giga Berlin
According to industry insiders, BYD has started supplying LFP cells to Tesla, specifically to the plant in Grünheide, Germany. The first batch of Tesla Model Ys equipped with BYD’s ‘Blade’ batteries are expected to roll off the assembly line at Giga Berlin in a month at the earliest.
Jul 15, 2022 - 02:52 pm
Tesla allowed to sell test Model Y units in Germany
Tesla is now allowed to sell vehicles that were manufactured during the plant tests at the factory in Grünheide and thus before the final approval decision. This is what the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment (LfU), as the responsible licensing authority, told RBB when asked.
Jul 5, 2022 - 12:06 pm
Tesla pauses in Germany while expanding in Texas
Tesla will pause production at Giga Berlin from next Monday, 11 July. Production processes are to be optimised by 22 July – according to reports, the cycle time will be halved in the future. Tesla has also applied to the city of Austin to expand the Texas Gigafactory.
Jun 30, 2022 - 10:50 am
Mercedes invests €2 billion in EU assembly plants for EVs
Mercedes-Benz has announced billions of euros of investment in its European assembly plants to equip them for the shift to electric cars by the end of the decade. This involves the production of vehicles on the new electric platforms to be introduced from 2025.