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22.04.2019 - 17:41

Daimler to be carbon-neutral from 2040?

Future CEO Ola Källenius wants to make Daimler a CO2-free company by the year 2040, according to a report by Manager Magazin. This move would affect not only the vehicles but also the production network, including suppliers.

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18.04.2019 - 14:39

Mercedes confirms new electric SUV model EQB

Daimler executives have confirmed new models at the auto shows in New York and Shanghai. Mercedes-Benz will launch the new compact SUV GLB in 2021 and turn it into a fully electric car called EQB at the same time. The carmaker also presented a special edition of its EQC EV.

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16.04.2019 - 19:47

Daimler partners with Sila Nano on batteries

Daimler has acquired a minority stake in the Californian battery materials specialist Sila Nanotechnologies, with which BMW already cooperates. The company completely replaces conventional graphite electrodes with silicon-dominated composites.

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10.04.2019 - 15:33

Germany: Mercedes to deliver 56 eCitaro to ESWE

Mercedes-Benz has received a major order from the ESWE public transport operator in Wiesbaden for the electric city bus eCitaro. The local transport company of the Hessian capital ordered a total of 56 units of the electric bus, which is manufactured in Mannheim.

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06.04.2019 - 12:43

Daimler starts building new battery sub-plant

Daimler company Mercedes Benz Cars has now begun construction work on the planned battery sub-plant on its Brühl site situated at the company’s home grounds in the Stuttgart district of Untertürkheim. Batteries for future electric vehicles of the EQ family will soon be assembled on an area of 12,000 square meters.

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04.04.2019 - 20:48

16 eCitaro electric buses for Hamburg

The Hamburg-Holstein Transport Authority (VHH) in Germany has ordered 16 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro models that should be delivered at the end of 2019. According to Daimler, this will be the first time the fully electric city buses will feature the new maximum configuration with twelve battery packs and a total capacity of 292 kWh.

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02.04.2019 - 14:51

Share Now to expand electric fleet in Europe

The number of electric vehicles at Share Now’s European locations is to be increased to over 4,000 total vehicles during the course of the year. The company, which emerged from the merger of Car2go and DriveNow (from BMW and Daimler), plans to increase the proportion of electric vehicles in Europe to 26 per cent by […]

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02.04.2019 - 13:56

Mercedes eSprinter: cruising the arctic circle

This March, we accompanied Mercedes-Benz Vans live for their winter testing of the upcoming electric transporter in northern Sweden. The eSprinter took off from the Arctic Circle and scored well with its sophisticated thermal management system and generously packed battery.

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28.03.2019 - 13:54

The future of Daimler’s Smart secured with Geely

Daimler confirms the latest rumours about the future of its small car brand Smart – so now it is official: Daimler and Geely will establish a joint venture based in China to further develop the Smart brand as a global EV manufacturer.

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27.03.2019 - 15:12

Daimler considers selling 50% of Smart to Geely

Daimler is said to be about to sell half of its subsidiary brand Smart to its Chinese major shareholder Geely. The official announcement of the takeover of 50 per cent of the Smart shares is apparently going to take place before the Shanghai Auto Show in April.

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25.03.2019 - 15:23

Smart’s future in the balance

Daimler wants to decide this year about the future of its small car brand Smart. Under the incoming new CEO Ola Källenius, the little car may fall victim to pressure to make savings at Daimler. Smart boss Katrin Adt is already looking for a partner in China to lower costs.

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21.03.2019 - 13:50

‘Das Auto’ is to be battery-electric

During a call, executives of VW, BMW and Daimler have agreed on a common approach towards electric mobility following Volkswagen’s recent demand for technological clarity. Insiders report the trio being in agreement that the near future belongs to battery-electric vehicles.

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15.03.2019 - 14:29

BMW & Mercedes considering shared EV platform?

Following the merger of their mobility services and the planned cooperation in the development of autonomous cars, BMW and Mercedes could also use common platforms for electric vehicles in the future. According to media reports, confidential discussions have been going on for months already.

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14.03.2019 - 13:12

Mercedes-AMG to offer all models as PHEV

Mercedes-AMG will optionally offer all future models as plug-in hybrids. This was explained by Frank Overmeyer, emissions strategist at Daimler. Mercedes-AMG currently offers a range of mild hybrid models, but will not continue on this path.

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22.02.2019 - 14:38

BMW & Daimler finally combine all mobility services

BMW and Daimler have now combined their mobility services as announced. The two companies are investing more than one billion euros to expand further and closely interlink their existing car sharing, namely Car2Go and DriveNow as well as ride-hailing, parking, charging and multi-modality services.

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07.02.2019 - 14:42

EV battery systems able to kick-start large power plants

Transmission system operator TenneT and Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy have joined forces in a development partnership to see whether EV batteries could stabilise large grids. The result: Automobile battery storage systems can indeed make a significant contribution to grid stabilization and system reconstruction.

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07.02.2019 - 13:50

Daimler & Tesla consider electric van cooperation

Daimler & Tesla are truly considering to electrify vans thus confirming rather unofficial hints that emerged last year. Now Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche confirmed the talks at the company’s annual press conference, but the outcome is open.

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31.01.2019 - 17:58

Kamenz: A visit to Daimler’s battery assembly factory

Daimler’s battery assembly facility in Kamenz is the cornerstone of a battery production network spanning a total of seven production facilities around the world. Our colleagues from electrive.net were recently able to accompany the assembly of Mercedes Benz batteries – an exclusive factory visit.

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24.01.2019 - 15:41

Bosch takes full ownership of e-motor JV w/Daimler

Bosch is now taking over the entire electric motor joint venture, EM-motive, that they founded with Daimler in 2011. The purchase of these shares still has to be approved by the antitrust authorities but had been an option in the contract from the start.

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22.01.2019 - 15:37

Mercedes-Benz to build battery assembly plant in Poland

As part of its upcoming electrification offensive, Mercedes-Benz is building a battery factory in the Polish town of Jawor, near Germany. This is to expand the Group’s global battery production network to nine factories at seven locations on three continents.

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11.01.2019 - 17:33

More than $300 billion to flow into e-mobility

Car manufacturers plan to invest more than 300 billion dollars in electric mobility over the next five to ten years. This is the result of a Reuters analysis based on public company data. China accounts for around 45 percent of investment plans.

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08.01.2019 - 17:11

Mercedes delivers first eCitaro buses to Mannheim and Heidelberg

In Germany, Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (RNV) has commissioned three fully electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses for use in Heidelberg’s historic city centre and Mannheim’s new Franklin district. The corresponding agreement between the public transport company and Daimler was signed in 2017.

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03.01.2019 - 16:33

Daimler delivers first fully electric freightliner eM2

With the delivery of the first all-electric Freightliner eM2 to Penske Truck Leasing, Daimler Trucks has now also launched practical tests for heavy and medium-heavy electric trucks in the USA. In future, Penske Truck Leasing will use the electric truck in local distribution traffic in the northwest of the USA and in California.

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03.01.2019 - 15:26

Mercedes consolidates fuel cell business

With the completion of the fuel cell system development for the Mercedes GLC F-Cell, the Daimler subsidiary NuCellSys will receive a new name for the upcoming development projects: Effective immediately, the company will operate under the name Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/04/25/usa-daimler-prepares-for-serial-electric-truck-manufacturing/
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