Tuesday, October 19

Car and traffic

Where the streets get crowded
Car and traffic

Where the streets get crowded

Travel destinations in Germany and neighboring countries that can be reached by car are extremely popular after the Corona winter, say tourism experts. The ADAC reassured that there was no threat of a “super-traffic jam summer” like 2019. NAfter a winter with many corona restrictions, Germans want to travel again during the summer vacation – and many will get into their cars, not planes or trains. “We assume that holidays in Germany will continue to be popular. There is great demand in the North and Baltic Seas, but also in the low mountain ranges, ”says the German Hotel and Restaurant Association (Dehoga). “The good weather now in June should have a positive influence on one or the other decision to go on holiday in Germany,” said General Manager Ingris Hartges of the German Pres...
Porsche builds the super cell
Car and traffic

Porsche builds the super cell

Porsche enters the development and production of battery cells. At first they should only be available for racing cars – then perhaps also in large-scale production. Porsche gets involved in the development and production of battery cells, which are mainly used for racing cars and super sports cars and which should be correspondingly powerful. The project, which Porsche boss Oliver Blume reported to the FAS several weeks ago, is now taking shape – in the new Cellforce Group, a joint venture with the Fraunhofer spin-off Customcells from Itzehoe.“This puts us at the top of the global competition for the most powerful battery cell,” said Porsche CEO Oliver Blume at the official start of the activities in the presence of Baden-Württemberg’s Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) a...
GDL sets the course for train drivers’ strikes in August
Car and traffic

GDL sets the course for train drivers’ strikes in August

The good news first: strikes at the railways will be off the table in the next few weeks. But that only postponed the dispute – the train drivers’ union remains on strike.BDrivers in Germany can breathe a sigh of relief for a while: they don’t have to prepare for a strike until August. The union of German locomotive drivers (GDL) wants to first call its members to a ballot, as the chairman Claus Weselsky said on Thursday in Berlin.“The GDL will not call for warning strikes of a few hours or a day. You will first hold a ballot, “it said in a message from the union. This will be counted on August 9th. If the train drivers vote for strikes in this vote, they could then quickly be on the agenda.A good two weeks ago, the union had declared the failure of the collective bargaining and an...
Electric cars on a grand scale
Car and traffic

Electric cars on a grand scale

Car manufacturer Opel has switched production at the main plant in order to manufacture electric cars in large series. Although robots do a lot of work there, 300 jobs will soon be created. In the past few months, Opel or Stellantis, as the company is now called, has been in the headlines mainly because of the job cuts. A good 2,000 employees are to be cut across Germany through programs such as partial retirement, early retirement or severance payments. But now there is again positive news from Rüsselsheim. After a comprehensive conversion of production, in which around 1000 people were involved, the reintroduction of the two-shift system is expected to create 300 new jobs. This is what plant manager Michael Lewald said on Thursday during a tour of the plant with journalists. H...