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101 Best Germany Automotive Startups – The Future of Transportation

This article showcases our top picks for the best Germany based Automotive companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Automotive industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Germany Automotive Startups

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Daimler

Daimler

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Daimler is an automotive company that produces premium cars and commercial vehicles with a global reach.

Porsche

Porsche

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Porsche is an automobile manufacturer.

Porsche

AUTO1 Group

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AUTO1 Group is an online automotive platform that aims to connect buyers and sellers of cars throughout Europe.

Porsche

Sono Motors

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Sono Motors is a global mobility and energy service provider.

Porsche

finn.auto

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finn.auto offers monthly car-subscriptions to create a sustainable method for mobility.

Porsche

thyssenkrupp

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thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods.

Porsche

Wirelane

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Wirelane is a full service provider in the field of electric mobility.

Porsche

Cluno

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Cluno is an online car subscription service providing rental cars irrespective of any contracts.

Porsche

ProGlove

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ProGlove develops innovative industrial wearables that enable manufacturing and logistics staff to work faster, safer, and easier.

Porsche

Continental

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Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods.

Porsche

McLaren Group

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McLaren Group is an automotive, motorsport, and technology company that manufactures sports cars.

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Bosch

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The Bosch Group is a global supplier of technology and services.

Porsche

Audi AG

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Audi AG is laxury cars manufacturing company all over the world.

Porsche

e.GO Mobile

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e.GO Mobile AG develops and produces electronic vehicles.

Porsche

Vimcar

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Vimcar is a Germany-based company developing a fleet management SaaS solution and vehicle tracking systems for SMEs.

Porsche

Surve Mobility

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Surve Mobility Europe’s No. 1 for intelligent shared mobility operations.

Porsche

Holoride

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Holoride is a company turning vehicles into moving theme parks by synching XR with vehicle movement and navigation data.

Porsche

Volkswagen Group

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Volkswagen Group is a German multinational automotive company that manufactures variety of vehicles.

Porsche

MILES

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MILES is an independent carsharing and modern mobility.

Porsche

Motourismo

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Motourismo offers the ability to find, compare, and book motorcycle travel, motorcycle training, and motorcycle shipping services.

Porsche

ONO

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Trailblazing emission-free transportation of goods within cities.

Porsche

Caroobi

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Caroobi is an integrated marketplace for automotive aftersales.

Porsche

Dürr Systems

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Durr is a mechanical and plant engineering firm for automobile manufacturing.

Porsche

Formel D GmbH

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Formel D is the global service provider of the automotive industry.

Porsche

Scantinel Photonics

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Scantinel Photonics is a high-tech start-up developing next generation LiDAR technology for autonomous vehicles.

Porsche

Goggo Network

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Goggo is developing the legal and engineering framework of European autonomous mobility networks.

Porsche

Apostera

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Apostera is automotive company offering set of innovative products world-wide.

Porsche

Vehiculum

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Vehiculum is an online platform that enables an independent and transparent price overview of leasing offers and online transactions.

Porsche

German Autolabs

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German Autolabs empowers mobile workers in logistics with voice assistance.

Porsche

Artisense Corporation

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Artisense provides a globally leading 3D-vision technology, enabling vehicles, robots and UAVs navigate effectively in any space without GPS

Porsche

fromAtoB

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fromAtoB is a multimodal search and booking platform integrates the largest mobility providers for railway, planes, buses and shared cars.

Porsche

Tracks

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We pioneer the road freight industry’s transformation towards greater efficiency, supply chain transparency and environmental sustainability

Porsche

Comodule

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Comodule is a universal data monitoring and visualisation platform for light electric vehicles.

Porsche

understand.ai

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understand.ai provides the training and validation data to make autonomous driving safe and reliable.

Porsche

Toposens

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Toposens builds highly robust and low-cost near-field 3D ultrasonic vision technology for robotics and autonomous vehicles.

Porsche

ObjectBox

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ObjectBox is a high-performance edge database and out-of-the-box Sync solution for Mobile and IoT.

Porsche

E-Farm.com

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E-FARM is the first full service provider for global and efficient trading of pre-owned farm equipment.

Porsche

HIGH MOBILITY

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An open, API-first car data platform.

Porsche

ParkHere

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ParkHere is a high-tech company, which provides holistic parking solutions and mobility concepts.

Porsche

Free2Move

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Free2Move combines the offers of all your favorite car sharing providers.

Porsche

Ben Fleet Services GmbH

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Mobility Services

Porsche

Gapless

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Gapless is building a blockchain based platform for collectible cars, and later on we want to move into all things collectible.

Porsche

Veact

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VEACT is developing applications, processes and products to improve sales success in the car trade market using data-based marketing.

Porsche

HappyCar

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Happycar offers customers an extended transparency of offers showing insurance packages, kilometer fees and one-way fees, among many others.

Porsche

TerraLoupe

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TerraLoupe empowers autonomous mobility by providing machine learning generated virtual 3D twins of the environment for simulation/ HD maps.

Porsche

AutoScout24

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AutoScout24 is an online car market for buying and selling new and used vehicles, motorbikes and accessories.

Porsche

Evum Motors

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Evum Motors is a manufacturer of electric utility vehicles.

Porsche

Recalm

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Recalm is a technology company that develops innovative acoustic devices for active noise reduction in vehicle cabins.

Porsche

Torqeedo

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Torqeedo develops electric motors for tenders, small boats, dinghies, jollies, canoes, and day sailors.

Porsche

FibreCoat

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FibreCoat GmbH produces thermoplastic-coated fibres for composites and aluminium-coated fibres for shielding applications.

Porsche

filancore

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Identity as a Service, IaaS, Software as a Service, SaaS, Distributed Ledger Technology, DLT, Blockchain, Identity for Things, IoT Security,

Porsche

kraftwerk TUBES GmbH

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Specialiced on producing kraftwerk TUBES. TUBES are able to convert any gas to electricity in an automotive or aerical vehicle

Porsche

Bareways

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Bareways develops AI driven software solutions to enable mobility innovations in rural areas.

Porsche

Konetik

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Konetik helps companies to integrate electric vehicles with their automated AI driven vehicle and charging advisor.

Porsche

ATESTEO

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The entire purpose of ATESTEO is to deliver safe, reliable, independent results.

Porsche

ZF Friedrichshafen

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ZF Friedrichshafen provides systems for the mobility of passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology.

Porsche

Autobahn

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Connecting the automotive industry in a digital way

Porsche

GOVECS

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GOVECS is focused on creating zero emission electric vehicles, designed according to the requirements of modern electric mobility.

Porsche

Voith GmbH

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Voith GmbH provides systems, products, and industrial services for the energy, oil and gas, paper, transportation, and automotive markets.

Porsche

Elexir

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We redefine mobility with the truly digital car

Porsche

Shelf.Network

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Arbitrage network for cross-border vehicle trades, providing best matching by synchronizing trades across online marketplaces and brokers.

Porsche

predict.io

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Predict.io turns smartphones into context sensors to help developers target moments rather than statistics.

Porsche

OpenSynergy

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OpenSynergy provides embedded software products for the next generation of vehicles.

Porsche

AutoAid

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AutoAid is a SaaS company that provides Car Diagnostics for Smartphones, Tablets, and PCs.

Porsche

Next Mobility Labs

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Growing sustainable digital mobility startups

Porsche

NAVENTIK GmbH

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NAVENTIK is enabling satellite navigation for automated driving.

Porsche

YieldKit

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YieldKit provides Smart Monetization Solutions for Publishers

Porsche

ePilot Mobility

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Elektromobilität, Maas, E-Carsharing, e-Auto Abos, Mobilitätsbudget,

Porsche

Bayerische Motoren Werke

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Bayerische Motoren Werke manufactures and sells luxury cars and motorcycles worldwide.

Porsche

Pendix GmbH

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Innovative Eletric Drives for Bicycles

Porsche

evopark

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Evopark is a German mobility tech startup with focus on off-street parking.

Porsche

CargoGuard

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The CargoGuard system is a technical solution to protect valuable goods and classified documents during transportation and storage.

Porsche

gestigon

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gestigon develops body tracking and gesture recognition software for body, hand, and finger gestures.

Porsche

Bike-ID

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Bike-ID offers a free international bicycle registry, security marking kit, and insurance for bicycles.

Porsche

Kopernikus Automotive

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autonomous cars, self-driving cars, middleware, store, commerce, car tuning

Porsche

aSR advanced Simulated Reality

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Simulation, Online Platform, Software, Marketplace, Simulator

Porsche

Quaest GmbH

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Quaest provides a SaaS collaboration platform to share procurement knowledge and to create procurement strategies in an innovative way.

Porsche

Sixt Rental Cars

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Sixt Rental Cars is a car and truck rental company also offering limousine service.

Porsche

Heycar

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Heycar is a used car marketplace.

Porsche

Ibeo Automotive

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Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH is the market leader for LIDAR sensor technology in the automotive industry.

Porsche

cargonow

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Cargonow develops digital solutions for freight forwarders to help them navigate the complex and strongly fragmented air cargo market

Porsche

Autodoc GmbH

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Online spare original auto parts retailer

Porsche

Ampido

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Ampido is an online platform that enables users to find and rent parking spots.

Porsche

Mobility Holding

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Mobility Holding is a platform set-up by Hg to acquire businesses in the automotive distribution and financing space.

Porsche

Bike24

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Bike24 is a provider of automotive hitches and related products.

Porsche

Dekra

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DEKRA is a vehicle inspection company founded in Berlin, Germany in 1925

Porsche

REHAU

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REHAU As a premium brand for polymer-based solutions for construction, automotive and industry.

Porsche

Porsche Automobil Holding

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Porsche Automobil Holding is automobile manufacturers.

Porsche

FAAREN GmbH

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FAAREN enables automotive companies to enter the subscription market

Porsche

IONITY

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IONITY makes long-distance travel with electric vehicles an enjoyable experience.

Porsche

Knorr-Bremse

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Knorr-Bremse is the global market leader for braking systems and supplier of other safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle subsystems.

Porsche

MAHLE

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MAHLE offers innovative mobility solutions that stand for clean air, fuel efficiency, and driving pleasure.

Porsche

Traton

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Traton is a transport industry that manufactures light, medium, and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

Porsche

C. H. Müller

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C. H. Müller offers lamination and coating products serving the automotive and aviation industries.

Porsche

Kurita Water Industries

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Kurita Water Industries is a provider of water treatment solutions in Japan.

Porsche

SiaSearch

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Intelligent data solutions for automated driving at scale.

Porsche

Open Telematic Platform

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Non-discriminatory and open telematic platform that connects any car built after 2001 with the internet of things (IoT).

Porsche

Hella Group

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Hella designs and manufactures lighting equipment for local and international car manufacturers.

Porsche

PlugSurfing

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Find, access and pay for eletctric car charging wherever you go with PlugSurfing

Porsche

mobile.de

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mobile.de is an online platform that provides classified advertisements for automobiles.

Porsche

Schaeffler Group

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The Schaeffler Technologies is a privately owned major manufacturer of rolling element bearings for automotive.

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