Tag: Daimler

Jan 10, 2020 - 03:37 pm

Mercedes-Benz opens new e-truck testing centre

Mercedes-Benz has opened an expanded development and test centre at its truck plant in the German town of Wörth after a year and a half of construction. This is where solutions for connected, autonomous and electric driving for trucks will be developed and tested.

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Jan 8, 2020 - 04:28 pm

BMW & Daimler’s Free Now add Teslas the fleet

BMW and Daimler’s ride-hailing operator Free Now (formerly MyTaxi) is expanding its ride-hailing fleet in Hamburg with an initial 60 Tesla vehicles. The ride-sharing service wants to boost its expansion into other cities in Germany.

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Jan 8, 2020 - 01:54 pm

Mercedes & Geely joint venture for Smart approved and ready

The China joint venture between Mercedes-Benz and Geely around Smart announced at the end of March last year has now been formally established with all relevant final approvals from Chinese authorities. The first electric Smart cars made in China are to be launched on the market in 2022.

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Dec 19, 2019 - 02:40 pm

Virginia to take Thomas Built Buses to school

The Daimler subsidiary was selected as the supplier for the 50 fully electric school buses of the initial phase of Dominion Energy’s electric school bus replacement program in Virginia. This will be the largest deployment of electric school buses in the USA yet.

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Dec 16, 2019 - 01:39 pm

US market launch of Mercedes EQC delayed till 2021

Mercedes has postponed the US launch of its EQC by at least one year to 2021. The German carmaking giant says that this “strategic decision” is because it “first wants to meet the growing customer demand for the EQC in Europe”. Meanwhile, BAIC wants to double its stake in Daimler.

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Dec 11, 2019 - 05:17 pm

Daimler to produce electric drives in Untertürkheim

Daimler has decided to produce parts of the electric powertrain (eATS) for the next electric vehicles in the EQ family at their Untertürkheim plant in Germany. This was agreed after long negotiations between the management and the works council at the site.

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Dec 10, 2019 - 02:00 pm

CAM study reveals: German carmakers are most innovative

According to the study conducted by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM), when it comes to innovative strength, German carmakers maintain an international lead. Volkswagen is placed at the top of this ranking. This latest comparative study is the result of research among 38 car manufacturers.

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Dec 5, 2019 - 04:06 pm

Mercedes launches Thai battery assembly

The Mercedes plant in Bangkok has started local production of batteries for Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrids. The new battery factory building announced last year sits on a 50,000 square meter site.

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Oct 31, 2019 - 02:59 pm

Mercedes recalls almost 1,700 EQC globally

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 1,696 EQCs worldwide – 571 of them in their native Germany. This affects models from the production period from February to October 2019. A bolt in the front axle differential could break and block the front wheels of the electric car.

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Oct 29, 2019 - 01:49 pm

Daimler’s rumoured electric offensive for Mercedes-AMG

The new head of Daimler, Ola Källenius, plans the comprehensive electrification for the sports car brand AMG. The aim is supposedly not only to double the performance brand subsidiary’s sales but also rely on (partially) electric drives – out of necessity.

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Oct 24, 2019 - 01:18 pm

Zalando tests electric deliveries in Hamburg

Zalando is testing the delivery of parcels with electric vehicles in Hamburg. For the test, which is initially limited to three months, Zalando is using electric vehicles powered by green electricity from Mercedes, Nissan, Renault and a micro delivery vehicle from Ari Motors.

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Sep 10, 2019 - 03:00 pm

Mercedes presents the electric luxury sedan Vision EQS

With the Vision EQS Mercedes presented a concept of an electric luxury sedan at the IAA. The Vision EQS is intended to be more than just an S-Class with an electric motor – it is intended to be future-oriented for the “entire Mercedes-Benz EQ family”.

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Sep 5, 2019 - 05:44 pm

Study: German carmakers have catching up to do

According to the latest CAM ‘Electromobility Report’, in which 212 series innovations in e-mobility have been evaluated by 30 car manufacturers over the past five years, German automobile manufacturers still have catching up to do.

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Sep 5, 2019 - 02:25 pm

Smart reveals revised EQ models

Smart has revealed the revised EQ family that will make its debut at the IAA. The Fortwo and Forfour models, which are only available electric for some time now, have both been given a facelift, while the drive remains unchanged.

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Aug 23, 2019 - 11:36 am

Mercedes says Citan successor will be electric van

Mercedes-Benz continues its commitment in the small van segment and has therefore decided on the successor to the Citan city delivery van – this time including a fully electric version. The vehicle will again be built in cooperation with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi.

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Aug 20, 2019 - 05:22 pm

Mercedes launches premium electric van EQV

After the eVito and eSprinter, Mercedes-Benz Vans is now launching the EQV, a fully-electric zero-emission van aimed at both private customers and transport service operators. The series version was presented today as part of the run-up to the IAA.

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Aug 14, 2019 - 01:57 pm

Reach Now adds Tier electric kick scooters to its app

Moovel, the joint venture of Daimler and BMW that will soon be Reach Now, is collaborating with Tier Mobility to expand its multimodal mobility app to include electric kick scooters. It remains unclear, what this means for the companies‘ own scooter brand Hive.

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Aug 13, 2019 - 03:47 pm

First pre-series eCascadia models delivered

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered the first units of its battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia truck to customers. However, these are test vehicles and series production is not scheduled to start until 2021.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/01/10/mercedes-benz-opens-new-truck-testing-buildings/
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