The technology group Bosch is planning to cut around 3,500 jobs globally at its household appliance division BSH by the end of 2027, including 450 in Germany.
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The automotive supplier Vitesco has earned significantly more in its day-to-day business. For the year as a whole, the Regensburg-based company achieved earnings before interest and taxes of 341.1 million euros, adjusted for special effects, as announced on Friday. This was a good half more than in ..
Telefónica (O2) has put an energy self-sufficient cell phone mast into operation in Kirtorf in the Vogelsberg district. The facility is self-powered with solar modules and a fuel cell and offers 4G and 5G reception.
Following the rejection of the development plan for the Tesla expansion in Grünheide, the municipality is looking for solutions. Communication and timetable as decisive factors.
Saxony's Minister President advocates protection of the local economy and increases pressure on the federal government in view of the closure of a solar plant in Saxony.
More vehicles were produced in Saxony's car factories in 2023 than in the previous year. The number rose by ten percent to 560,000, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Automotive Suppliers Network Saxony (AMZ) announced on Sunday. With 253,000 e-cars, electromobility fell somewhat short of expe ..
According to Solarwatt CEO Detlef Neuhau, there is no improvement in sight for solar companies. "Like various market participants, we have been pointing out the economically threatening situation for the manufacturing solar industry in Germany and Europe to the public and in many direct talks with p ..
The energy supplier SachsenEnergie plans to invest more than 500 million euros in grid expansion, decarbonization and the expansion of the telecommunications network in 2024.
In parts of Dresden's city center, the power supply has collapsed due to a third-party excavator intervention.
Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer believes that trust in politics has been damaged and criticizes the end of the purchase premium for electric cars.
After the abrupt end of the e-car subsidy, the Saxon car supplier network AMZ has warned of job losses. With its current economic policy, the federal government is making itself untrustworthy and destroying the automotive industry, criticized network manager Dirk Vogel on Monday. "For years, it has ..
Electric cars from Saxony are now on the road in the service of the Holy See. This week, two ID.3 vehicles were handed over to Pope Francis. Both were manufactured in the Transparent Factory in Dresden, a spokesperson for Volkswagen Saxony said on Thursday in response to a question. The majority of ..
Drivers of electric cars are finding it increasingly easy to find a public charging station in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. However, the ratio of the number of charging points to the number of electric cars varies greatly from region to region.
Chinese car manufacturers want to put more of their vehicles on the road outside their home market. This will probably not stop there. In the future, they could create thousands of jobs by building factories in Germany and Europe.
Saxony's Economics Minister Martin Dulig and representatives of the steel industry are calling for a swift agreement on a reduced industrial electricity price. The steel industry is facing enormous challenges.
The energy supplier EnviaM is increasing the electricity price for owners of heat pumps and heat storage systems. As of January 1, the price for heat pump electricity will rise by 4.21 cents to 33.10 cents per kilowatt hour gross, the company announced on Monday. That is an increase of around 15 per ..
About 9000 people in Saxony have applied for funding for a solar installation on the balcony, of which 8500 applications have been approved.
The eastern German transmission system operator 50Hertz is investing 4.6 billion euros in the expansion of sea and land cables. This is the biggest order in the company's history.
Volkswagen wants to build a new electric Golf in Wolfsburg instead of the previously planned "Trinity" model of the future. This was announced by the Group and the Works Council following a Supervisory Board meeting in Wolfsburg on Friday. The "Trinity" future model previously planned in Wolfsburg i ..
Volkswagen is curbing production of electric cars at its Zwickau and Dresden sites for two weeks. In Zwickau, a production line will be shut down during the fall vacations, a spokesman told Deutsche Presse-Agentur. The reason given for the move is weakening demand. Production of the ID.4, ID.5, Audi ..
AfD criticism of conversion to electric cars in Zwickau meets with criticism in Saxony's state parliament
The AfD's criticism of the conversion to electric cars at Volkswagen's Zwickau site almost three years ago has drawn widespread criticism in the Saxon state parliament. According to CDU member of parliament Jan Hippold, the transformation of the automotive industry offers both challenges and opportunities for new jobs. AfD parliamentary group leader Jörg Urban blames the political hype surrounding e-mobility for weakening demand at VW. SPD state chairman Henning Homann warns against a swan song for the e-car, saying this would harm employees and Saxony's industry.
The establishment of companies like Altech promotes the development of battery production in Lusatia. Altech plans to build two factories in the Schwarze Pumpe industrial park in Brandenburg, with investments of over one billion euros and the creation of 1,000 jobs.
In view of sluggish demand for electric cars, Volkswagen is threatening to cut jobs at its Zwickau plant. Several hundred employees with temporary contracts could be affected.
The solar industry in Germany has already collapsed once. A similar dilemma is now to be avoided in view of massive Chinese exports of solar modules.
EnviaM, the energy supplier from eastern Germany, has criticized the federal government for the protracted grid expansion in Germany. According to CEO Stephan Lowis, the federal government is forgetting about grid expansion, which is criminal. Lowis stressed that while targets relating to the energy ..
Sun and wind are generating more and more electricity. On the other hand, consumers are increasingly using heat pumps, electric cars and storage in their own homes. This increases the demands on the grid. As a result, the operator Mitnetz has to make substantial investments.