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22.05.2019 - 13:06

Daimler restructures as Zetsche hands reigns to Källenius

After 13 years at the helm of Daimler, Dieter Zetsche stepped down as CEO today and has handed over management of the Group to Ola Källenius. He will be appointed Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars for the next five years and comes with ambitions.

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13.05.2019 - 18:38

Daimler Ambition 2039: a CO2-neutral fleet line-up

The future Chairman of Daimler’s Board of Management, Ola Källenius, presented his sustainability targets for the passenger car sector under the heading “Ambition 2039”. During the next 20 years, the new range of Mercedes-Benz Cars is to become completely CO2-neutral.

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06.05.2019 - 12:58

Volkswagen considers electric scooter sharing

It looks like Volkswagen is preparing to enter the rental business with electric kick scooters. The automotive group has entrusted a service provider with the task of affixing the logo of its ‘We Share’ platform to electric scooters for a test run.

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06.05.2019 - 12:21

Mercedes launches EQC sales

Mercedes-Benz has started production and sales of their new EQC. The electric model is now rolling off the assembly line at the plant in Bremen and can be ordered immediately at prices starting at 71,281 euros. Initially, a launch edition of the electric model will be available for a period alongside the normal serial version […]

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30.04.2019 - 15:05

No more Smarts in North America

At the end of the current model year, Daimler is to ends sales of the Smart in the USA and Canada, where the small car has only been available with an electric drive since 2017. In addition, Smart-boss Katrin Adt will assume a new management position within the Group as of 1 July.

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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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https://www.electrive.com/2019/05/22/inspiring-competition-bmw-sends-daimler-a-farewell-video/
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