Mercedes gears up for electric van production
Mercedes-Benz will launch all new vans with electric motor options starting from 2025. The company has now designated the first plants to produce the next-gen large electric vans in Europe. It is also exploring joint European production with US electric car startup Rivian.
VW and BP put first joint charging station into operation
With the inauguration of the first charging station in Düsseldorf, Volkswagen and BP have now officially launched their strategic partnership announced last year. In the first step of this cooperation, up to 4,000 additional fast charging points will be set up at petrol stations over the next 24 months.
GreenMobility heads to cities on the Rhine
The Danish electric car-sharing provider GreenMobility has announced its launch in Düsseldorf and Cologne in December 2021. The launch in the two NRW cities will initially be with 50 to 100 electric cars before the fleets are to be increased in 2022.
If you snooze, you lose
The city of Düsseldorf has cancelled its lease order for a Tesla Model S as an official car for Mayor Dr Stephan Keller because Tesla has postponed the delivery date several times. Instead, the mayor of Düsseldorf has now opted for the all-electric EQS from Mercedes-Benz.
Felyx expands micromobility in 3 German cities
The Dutch micromobility company Felyx is expanding in Europe. In Germany, the company is spreading out to Berlin and increasing its existing fleets in Düsseldorf and Hamburg. Felyx is now putting another 1,500 electric moped scooters on German streets.
Mercedes expands eSprinter production
Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced that it will build the next generation of the eSprinter in a total of three plants from 2023, with two of them in Germany. Additionally, the vehicle will then also be based on a new platform.
Lime expanding services in Germany
Lime boss Brad Bao announced in an interview that the US sharing provider will soon launch its electric kick-scooters in seven more German cities. Lime is already active in six major cities.
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.
Iridium presents electric RV with increased range
Eight months after its world premiere at the Stuttgart travel trade fair CMT, the Iridium brand will present the second generation of its motorhomes with all-electric drives at the Caravan Salon Düsseldorf (CSD), Germany from 31 August to 8 September.
Sixt to offer Tier Mobility electric kick-scooters
Customers of car rental firm Sixt will soon be able to book thousands of Tier Mobility electric kick scooters via the Sixt app. Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Bonn and Münster are the first cities to start with more to come.
Meet Robot Ray.
If your car cannot park itself, do not worry about it any longer. At Düsseldorf Airport, Robot Ray is there to lend a helping hand to drivers tired of steering. Just leave your vehicle at the Vehicle Transfer Station (VTS) where lasers take measure before leaving it to Ray to properly park it in an otherwise too tight lot. And he will get the car out of there too.