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Fact and Figures

Did you know that in Germany:

  • In 2011 more than 42 million cars were registered in Germany, which means 517 cars per 1,000 inhabitants
  • Greenhouse gas emissions in Germany declined from 1200 million tonnes CO2 equivalent in 1991 to 937 million tonnes CO2 equivalent in 2012
  • Pollutant emissions from transport were reduced in the last 20 years: carbon monoxide 90 %, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons 90 %, benzene by 95 %, nitrogen oxides 90 %

The world‘s first hydrogen fuel cell powered waste collection vehicle is used in Berlin


Advanced vehicle electrification products help improve the marketability of electrified vehicles


Cargotram in dresden – how tramcars do avoid truck transfers


Urban hub „bentobox“ fosters more sustainable urban freight delivery in Berlin


Introducing fuel cell-hybrid buses in the Rhineland


Exhaust-gas after treatment