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29.03.2021

WKM: The transformation of mobility requires a clear openness to technology in the political arena

Scientists call for a non-ideological debate on appropriate pathways to implement carbon-neutral powertrain technologies for passenger cars and commercial vehicles // Together with a mandatory...

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23.03.2021

SocioMotion: FVV launches science dialogue on technology acceptance

Will the combustion engine have a long-term potential in the market or should we expect electric vehicles to reach 100% market share? Will robotaxis come to dominate the mobility landscape without...

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18.02.2021

VDMA: Plans for Euro 7 standard must be changed - Combustion engine leads to a green future!

The planned Euro 7 emission standard must not reverse the success of the previous Euro standard. The combustion engine remains an important motor for the journey to green mobility, as a necessary part...

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06.04.2021

13th International Expert Forum | E-MOTIVE 2021 by FVA | CfP

Call for Papers for the Online Conference on Electric Mobility and EV Powertrain & Drive Systems (21 to 23 September 2021): Submit your abstract until 30 April 2021

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09.03.2021

Innovation pitch "Hydrogen Republic of Germany" - basic research strengthens Germany's technological leadership

Federal Ministry of Education and Research starts funding 16 basic hydrogen research projects with 56 million euros // 48 litres of hydrogen are bound in these 80 ml of liquid (LOHC). Enough energy to...

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02.03.2021

AiF appoints members of the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment to the Senate

The German Federation of Industrial Research Associations "Otto von Guericke" e. V. appoints the members of the German Bundestag (MdB) Dr Anna Christmann (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) and René Röspel (SPD)...

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24.02.2021

Expert Commission on Research and Innovation publishes new yearly report for 2021

On 24 February, the Expert Commission on Research and Innovation (EFI) presented its 2021 report on Germany's research, innovation and technological performance to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel //...

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23.02.2021

NPM’s second progress report highlights importance of innovations for the transition to sustainable mobility

NPM’s key concern: an integrated view of mobility and user needs // Shaping transformation with innovations: the progress report 2020 gives an insight into the work of the NPM’s working groups over...

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11.02.2021

Construction of the Research Factory for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (HyFaB) begins – Ulm to become a hub of production research for fuel cells

The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW – Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg) in Ulm has taken a decisive step towards production...

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11.01.2021

You can count on politics: budget for Industrial Collective Research in the 2021 Federal Budget Act at highest level to date

For the first time in its history, since 1954, the budget for Industrial Collective Research (IGF) to promote innovation activities of the research-oriented German Mittelstand has been raised to the...

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04.12.2020

Achieving climate objectives in transport: Ways to electrify heavy-duty commercial vehicles and to use alternative fuels

Road freight transport is responsible for almost one third of domestic greenhouse gas emissions. In order to make its contribution to achieving climate change targets, further measures are needed for...

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05.11.2020

How to transform the energy and transport system in the long term while protecting the climate and environment effectively? FVV looks back at the 2020 Autumn Conference

The Research Association for Internal Combustion Engines (FVV) holds its first completely digital conference // Dr. David Bothe, Frontier Economics, talked about the latest orientation study of the...

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23.10.2020

Tax incentives for research and development FZuIG: How does the new funding instrument work?

The German law on tax incentives for research and development allows tax benefits for research expenditure. A new certifying body checks the substantive requirements and issues the applicant with a...

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