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With China boasting the first city to have a public transport system running entirely on electricity, Berlin might be leading the e-mobility charge in Germany but worldwide it's lagging behind. We investigate the big e-buzz. Read more

Features

Berlin is scooting towards the e-revolution – or is it? EXB investigates how the "Verkehrswende" is coming along. Also in this issue: e-scooters tested, the local skating scene revisited and September's book, film and art fests previewed! Out now! Read more

In the German papers this week: Building around Tempelhof, Berlin tries to curb diesel, party tourists live up to the term and more... Read more

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Berlin's air stinks: Contrary to popular belief, it's one of the most polluted among EU capitals. As the city government is unveiling a new plan of action, we look into what’s been done to tackle the actual problem: cars! Read more

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Berlin's new Senator for Environment, Traffic and Climate Protection Regine Günther announced a radical new measure: Berlin is to become the first car-free European capital by 2030. Read more

Politics

As Berlin kids are joining the global strikes for climate justice, what's the rest of Berlin doing to save the planet? From idealistic club owners to ingenious startups and sustainable architecture, read about the city's green pioneers. Out now! Read more

In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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What's behind the cute Knut the polar bear throwback in a hot tub you see here? A message about global warming, according to Berlinale festival director Dieter Kosslick. Then why are Audi the fest's main sponsor? Read more

Opinion

Maybe you've caught a whiff of the fumes – Germany is amid an Autokrise or "car crisis". Since September 2015, more and more of the German auto industry has gotten itself involved in the so-called "Dieselgate". Gris explains the mess. Read more

Opinion

Merkel just hired Opel's chief lobbyist as her campaign manager. Because that's what CDU governments do. Read more

Opinion

With the COP 21 climate change conference having just kicked off in Paris, we turn our eyes to pollution right here in Berlin. Few are aware that we have some of the worst air pollution in Europe. What is the city doing about it? Surprisingly little. Read more

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Gris has a break-up to share with you all. His one irrational brand-loyalty, VW and held dear to his heart for years, has been destroyed by this week's emissions scandal. Gris bids farewell to his old love and to cars in general. Read more

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Gris has a gripe with two things... which in turn leads to a discussion of one of the German media's most popular pasttimes - the good old Kapitalismus Debatte. Read more

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