Christiaan Hetzner 🇺🇦 #StandWithUkraine Profile picture
Journalist at @FortuneMagazine tweeting in a personal capacity chiefly about Europe. Neither long nor short, so views on business topics strictly professional.
Jul 22, 2021 14 tweets 8 min read
.@Daimler says @MercedesBenz passenger cars will go all electric by the end of the decade "where market conditions allow". #ElectricVehicles #BEVs "To facilitate this shift, Mercedes-Benz is unveiling a comprehensive plan which includes significantly accelerating R&D. In total, investments into battery electric vehicles between 2022 and 2030 will amount to over €40 billion," it says in a statement. #MercedesBenz
Jul 21, 2021 7 tweets 7 min read
BREAKING: @ArgoAI and @Ford say they plan to launch self-driving vehicles (with safety drivers) on the @Lyft network beginning in Miami before the end of 2021. #Robotaxis #SelfDrivingCars #AutonomousVehicles @VWGroup In a statement, @Ford, its associate @ArgoAI and #ridehailing service provider @Lyft say "the parties are now working to finalize agreements aiming to deploy at least 1,000 autonomous vehicles on the Lyft network, across multiple markets over the next five years."
Mar 15, 2021 20 tweets 11 min read
.@VWGroup says will team up with partners including @northvolt to construct six EV battery cell #gigafactories in Europe in order to secure access to 240 GWh worth of cells by 2030. .@VWGroup says @Northvolt Ett plant in Sweden's Skellefteå will be expanded to 40 GWh annual supply as will the JV plant in Salzgitter called "Northvolt Zwei".
Mar 14, 2021 8 tweets 6 min read
Poor performance by Merkel's @CDU in both the state of Baden-Württemberg, home of #Daimler and #Porsche, and neighbouring Rheinland-Pfalz.
Greens by comparison can celebrate.
Happily AfD (and the Left) lost support in both states. #ltwbw21 #ltwrlp21 #Wahlen #Landtagswahlen2021 .@CDU General Secretary @PaulZiemiak says there's no getting around the fact that today's showing was a big disappointment. "To be clear this is not a good election result for the CDU, we hoped for more," he says.
Jul 27, 2020 10 tweets 5 min read
.@BMWGroup places sustainability at the centre of its strategy moving forward. “I firmly believe the fight against climate change and how we use resources will decide the future of our society – and of the BMW Group," says CEO Oliver Zipse.… For the first time, #BMW is setting CO2 reduction targets per vehicle that extend throughout the entire lifecycle: from the supply chain through production to the end of the use phase. The aim is to achieve at least one third fewer emissions across the entire spectrum by 2030.