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Germany in the top three for electric vehicle sales in 2013

Electric car sales show strong growth

There are 52,729 electric vehicles on the roads of Europe. The top five nations on electric vehicle sales in 2013 are France, where an electric car is sold each hour on average, with 14,525, Norway with 10,551, and on third place Germany with 7,634 vehicles sold. Then comes the United Kingdom with 4,339 and the Netherlands with 2,512. Behind them Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Austria.

Electric vehicles manufacturers includes well established brands as BMW G model and the i3, Volkswagen, Reanult with the Fluence and Zoe models, Citroen CZero, Chevrolet with the Volt Plug-in-Hybrid and the Spark Ev, Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius...

Eurozone emerges from recession

eEurozone exits recession following an unprecedented 18 months of economic contraction
The eurozone has finally emerged from recession following an unprecedented 18 months of economic contraction. Its GDP grew by 0.3% in the second...

Amazon and the eBook story

Amazon Kindle--- days numbered?
Recent kindle releases have shown Amazon's eagerness to battle it out with Apple and Samsung on the tablet market. Amazon has released several tablet...

German government stalls plans for aerospace & arms merger of BAE and EADS

As British BAE and German/French aerospace and arms firms rush their plan to merge by October 10th, the German government has demanded more time to...

Impressive stats for Munich tourism

Already a tourist destination for other Germans and people around the world, Munich's tourism figures for the first half of 2012 are even better than...

Olympics 2022: bid to lose

Munich has already won one gold when it hosted the Olympics in 1972. Is it really prudent to bid on the 2022 Winter Games again?
In 1972 the capital...

Renewable Energy reaches 25%

The German Association for Energy and Water Management (Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft) has announced that in the overall electricity...

BMW and Toyota to develop a fuel cell vehicle

MUNICH (awp international) - BMW and Toyota will jointly develop a fuel cell-powered vehicle by 2020. The two car companies have signed an agreement...

Call for change in German TV

When stand-up comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld came up with the idea for a show about nothing at the end of the 80's, they had no idea that it...

Bavarian companies beg for workers

September 1st is traditionally the first day to start apprenticeship in Germany. In the past, this was the time when politicians asked companies to...

Under the Hellas boardwalk

Austerity measures drag Europe ever backwards.
A public sector bloated by corruption and cronyism, practices for which Greece has been ridiculed, can also be found in what might be considered more...

Allianz warns against D-Mark return

Munich - According to the insurer Allianz, a return of the D-Mark would cost Germany wealth and jobs. The result would be "a much greater shock than...

Could the financial crisis be extending to Germany?

The financial crisis that has hit Europe has for a long time not quite affected Germany. However, major companies such as Siemens, BASF and Daimler...
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