Consumer will pay a premium for an electric vehicle from a well-known brand, but they will pay even more for vehicles with better features. This is one of the outcomes of a survey of more than 500 potential buyers of electric vehicles conducted by the Center for Automotive Management (CAMA) at the University of Duisburg/Essen Read More..
Germanyâ€™s electronics and IT industry association, the VDE, fears a shortage of qualified engineers will hurt the countryâ€™s efforts to play a leading role in developing electric vehicles. Eight out of 10 electronics and IT companies are worried that they wonâ€™t be able to recruit enough electrical engineers, said Hanz Heinz Zimmer, the head of Read More..
German automotive supplier Continental would like to see a masterplan for e-mobility in Germany. â€œContinental is totally convinced that electro-mobility is on the brink of an exceptional development. Germany as an automotive nation has a chance to take pole position and become a leading supplier for electromobility,â€ said Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart. Speaking at a Read More..
The German IT and telecommunications market is set to grow 1.4 percent to 141.6 billion euros this year, according to the industry association, BITKOM. The projection marks a change from just six months ago, when the association expected sales for the year to remain flat. “The high-tech market is picking up strongly,” said BITKOM President Read More..
Computer crime is on the rise in Germany, in particular in the automobile, electronics and machine-building industries, according to a study by consultants KPMG. The reason: more companies and people are networked, which lets information flow more freely than ever before. In the “E-Crime Study 2010,” which polled 500 executives in Germany, KPMG found that Read More..
A converted battery-powered Audi A2 covered the 600km stretch from Munich to Berlin this week without stopping to recharge its battery pack, the German Economics Ministry said. The test vehicle, developed by Berlin-based DBM Energy with support from the Economics Ministry, covered the distance in seven hours at temperatures around freezing. Most plug-in electric vehicles Read More..