Top topic: Porsche plans spectacular deal with Google
was friends with
for a long time,
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.
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
(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.
(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.
(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
should help the French
to have a bright future.
But since the takeover by the French, not only the refinancing has stuttered.
The trenches in the
construct are deep, on the German side hopefuls throw down.
We'll stick with the auto parts supplier.
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
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.
also owns gigafactories, and the company is now investing in its battery cell plant in Texas
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.
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
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.
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
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
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