Daimler Trucks partners with CATL, Shell, Siemens, Engie & EVBox
CATL will supply batteries for the production version of the announced Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul from 2024 onwards. Daimler’s commercial vehicle division has also entered into its own collaborations with Engie, EVBox, Siemens Smart Infrastructure for EV infrastructure and Shell for fuel cell truck infrastructure.
Daimler Trucks founds new technology division
In preparation for the split-up of Daimler AG, the truck division has announced a new organisational structure. Effective 1 July, all major technology and powertrain activities will be bundled into a new business unit, the Truck Technology Group (TT).
Daimler tests e-semi-trailers and trucks in North America
Daimler Trucks is launching another eight fully-electric Freightliner trucks for customer testing in North America. Over a period of 22 months, 14 different customers from a range of sectors will operate six heavy-duty Freightliner eCascadia and two medium-duty Freightliner eM2 106 within their daily transport business.
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.
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.
USA: Daimler Trucks preparing real-life trials in fleets
The two all-electric trucks Daimler dedicated to the U.S. market are about to take up real-life testing at selected clients based in California and the Pacific North West. In preparation of production in 2021, Daimler also installed the Electric Vehicle Council to share their insights from the trials.
California, Freightliner, Fuji Electric, Charging Around the UK, Tesla.
Charge Ahead California Initiative: With this programme, the U.S. state is gearing up for one million zero-emission vehicles on Californian streets by the end of the decade. It secures funding for governmental rebates and incentives for EVs, making the technology available to middle- and lower income residents.
Daimler truck approved: The Freightliner M2 106 hybrid has been approved for the New York Truck-Voucher Incentive Program, which is meant to reduce half of the incremental costs of technology for trucks and buses. The truck combines a diesel engine with a Eaton electric drive, lowering its fuel consumption and brake wear.
Quick Charger in Manhattan: The publicly accessible 25 kW DC quick charger was installed by Fuji Electric Corp. of America and can recharge an EV in about one hour. It is the first ChargePoint quick charger in the city. At the same time, EV connect announced that it received funding to deploy and manage more than 100 charging stations throughout the Big Apple.
Range is not a problem: Pod Points ‘Charging Around the UK’ is a 2,000 mile trip across the country in a Renault Zoe, leading through 15 towns and cities in 17 days. The goal is to showcase Britain’s charging infrastructure, as well as the capabilities of a modern electric vehicle.
Green energy incentive: German Model S drivers can pocket 250 euros (340 dollars) per year, if they power their Tesla as well as home with renewable energy. This is not a governmental incentive, but one the Californian carmaker will foot itself. Moreover, Tesla announced its cooperation with German SolarWorld, giving Tesla-owners discounts on solar carports.
focus.de (incentive, in German), pv-magazine.de (SolarWorld, in German)