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Change of heart at Porsche, exodus at Hella

2023-01-12T15:32:17.690Z


Why Porsche is suddenly approaching Google, why the supplier drama between Faurecia and Hella never ends and how container ships should become greener - you can find out all this and more in the new issue of manage:mobility.


Top topic: Porsche plans spectacular deal with Google

While

Porsche

was friends with

Apple

for a long time,

Google

was left out in the cars of the Zuffenhausen company.

The fear of the data octopus from Mountain View was probably too great.

But now the signs point to a reversal.

Porsche boss

Oliver Blume

(54)

was recently in Silicon Valley and apparently wants Google to penetrate somewhat deeply into the Porsche models.

My colleagues Jonas Rest and Michael Freitag reveal why.

Heads: Roda Verheyen ++ Hans-Joachim Ziems ++ Sebastian Mores

  • Roda Verheyen

    (50) is Germany's best-known environmental lawyer.

    Now she wants to legally force Volkswagen to build fewer cars.

    My colleague Claas Tatje asked Verheyen what motivates her to do this.

  • Hans-Joachim Ziems

    (68) was already employed as a renovator at Leoni in 2020/2021.

    Almost two years later he returns to the Nuremberg team.

    Recently, the sale of the cable division had burst.

    Now Ziems should let his wires glow again in order to save the car supplier once again.

  • Sebastian Mores

    (39) is promoted to Technical Director at Volocopter.

    Is there more continuity in the management of the Bruchsal air taxi hope?

    Having the first model ready in time for the Paris Olympics in 2024 wouldn't hurt lofty plans.

Company: Forvia ++ Borgers ++ CATL ++ Tesla

  • With its electronics competence, the German automotive supplier

    Hella

    should help the French

    Faurecia

    to have a bright future.

    But since the takeover by the French, not only the refinancing has stuttered.

    The trenches in the

    Forvia

    construct are deep, on the German side hopefuls throw down.

  • We'll stick with the auto parts supplier.

    Borgers

    laid down one of the larger company bankruptcies in the past year

    .

    Now there is a new perspective for the paneling specialist from Bocholt with its 4500 employees: The Swiss rival Autoneum takes over.

  • The Chinese group

    CATL

    has been producing battery cells in Arnstadt, Thuringia, since December.

    Not only electric car manufacturers are interested in the flagship project;

    the police also stopped by on Wednesday – on suspicion of undeclared work.

  • Tesla

    also owns gigafactories, and the company is now investing in its battery cell plant in Texas

    $776 million.

    It is expected that demand will increase.

    In China, on the other hand, the carmaker only recently reduced prices.

    Anyone who has recently bought a car from the Californians will probably not find it very fragrant.

    Some got so angry that riots broke out in Chinese Tesla establishments.

More mobility: shipping ++ aviation ++ bicycle market

  • If international shipping were a country, there would only be five countries emitting more CO2.

    The big pots need to get cleaner.

    My colleague Marleen Gruendel describes how the maritime energy transition should succeed.

  • Some aircraft manufacturers could also use a turn for the better.

    With 661 aircraft delivered, Airbus

    clearly missed its target for 2022.

    Boeing

    is even more battered

    with 480 jets.

    Everything is supposed to get better in 2023.

  • Bizarre economy in Rheda-Wiedenbrück: bicycles are booming, and yet

    Prophete

    has slipped into bankruptcy.

    In addition to cracked supply chains, the two-wheeler manufacturer fell over a hacker attack.

    The company is now for sale.

Number of the week: 57.2

Anyone who buys a new car in this country usually chooses a German make.

However, importers have recently been able to catch up slightly.

In 2022,

57.2 percent

of new passenger cars came from a domestic manufacturer – 0.9 percentage points less than in 2021. US vehicles rose in popularity.

Their market share grew year-on-year from 1.8 to 3.4 percent.

The main driver was, of course, Tesla with 2.6 percent alone.

Deepdrive of the week: Munich remains a traffic jam stronghold

Drivers in Germany spent an average of 40 hours in traffic jams last year.

According to data specialist Inrix, the unflattering leader was Munich with 74 hours.

Elsewhere, the gridlock is even worse, for example in London (156 hours) or Chicago (155).

In view of such numbers, can one still speak of car "drivers"?

ghost driver of the week

At the

CES

in Las Vegas, more and more mobility players are cavorting - with some absurdities in their luggage.

Mercedes, for example, wants to digitize the nodding dog, US Postal Services is relying on an electric delivery vehicle reminiscent of the much-maligned Fiat Multipla, and ZF Friedrichshafen is promising a heated seat belt that will increase the range of electric cars.

"Before you come up with some huge nonsense just so you can show something at #CES2023, it's better to show nothing at all," comments e-car influencer Robin Engelhardt.

Can you see it like that?

I wish you a swinging week!

Sincerely yours, Christoph Seyerlein

Do you have any requests, suggestions or information that we should take care of journalistically?

You can reach my colleagues in the Mobility team and me at manage.mobility@manager-magazin.de.

Source: spiegel

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