Jun 9, 2023 - 02:46 pm
eCitaro fuel cell buses to grace hilly Italian roads
The Mercedes-Benz eCitaro hydrogen fuel cell electric bus will be used in northern Italy from the end of this year. The public transport operator SASA has ordered nine examples of the 18-metre-long articulated version of the electric bus with a fuel cell range extender.
Jun 8, 2023 - 11:57 am
Mercedes to source ‘green’ steel from Sweden
Mercedes-Benz has signed a supply contract with the Swedish start-up H2 Green Steel (H2GS) for around 50,000 tonnes of virtually CO2-free steel per year for its European press plants. The steel is to be used in various series models of the carmaker.
Jun 6, 2023 - 11:47 am
Mercedes to leave transporter cooperation with Renault
Mercedes-Benz, a long-time partner of Renault in the van sector, will probably not participate in the French company’s FlexEVan project. Instead, the Stuttgart-based company apparently wants to focus on its own VAN.EA electric platform.
Jun 6, 2023 - 11:25 am
Smart’s electric SUV #3 arrives in China
Smart has launched sales of the Smart #3 in China. The second model since the brand’s revamp, presented in April, is an all-electric SUV coupé that will also be launched in the first European markets from the end of this year.
Jun 5, 2023 - 11:23 am
Daimler officially presents the Mercedes eCitaro fuel cell
Daimler Buses presented its first serial electric bus with a fuel cell as a range extender at the presentation of the eCitaro fuel cell at the Global Public Transport Summit. The start of the series production of the eCitaro fuel cell coincides with the trade fair premiere.
May 31, 2023 - 12:01 pm
ICCT e-mobility transition ranking shows Tesla and BYD in lead
A new report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) assesses how effectively the world’s 20 largest automakers are transitioning to electric vehicles. At the top of the ranking is Tesla, followed by Chinese manufacturer BYD, which is catching up fast.
May 30, 2023 - 01:36 pm
ACC opens battery factory in France
Automotive Cells Company (ACC), a joint venture by Stellantis, Total and Mercedes-Benz, inaugurated its first factory in France. However, the “Grand Opening” is not synonymous with commissioning, which will take place later this year.
May 30, 2023 - 10:52 am
Mercedes EQE SUV goes on sale in China
Mercedes-Benz has started selling its EQE SUV in China. About half a year after its market launch in Europe, four versions of the new electric model are available there from 486,000 yuan (about €64,000).
May 26, 2023 - 03:22 pm
Daimler Buses to produce e-buses in France
Daimler Buses will also produce its eCitaro electric bus in France in the first quarter of 2024. The German manufacturer will invest around 50 million euros in the French location of Ligny-en-Barrois by 2030 for this purpose.
May 24, 2023 - 04:34 pm
AMG launches a more expensive Mercedes kick-scooter
The Mercedes performance brand AMG is now launching an electric kick-scooter with its own branding. Just like the version that Mercedes-Benz already presented in 2020, the AMG-Mercedes scooter involves cooperation with the Swiss manufacturer Micro Mobility Systems. But AMG’s scooter is more expensive.
May 24, 2023 - 12:38 pm
Mercedes to launch electric CLA & GLC in 2024
Mercedes-Benz is preparing the market launch of the all-electric CLA and GLC next year. These two electric cars were among those shown at a North American dealer meeting and will probably no longer be marketed under the EQ label.
May 23, 2023 - 01:39 pm
Drum roll for Mercedes eCitaro with FC range extender
Daimler Buses announced the imminent series launch of the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro fuel cell. The manufacturer’s first series-production electric bus with a fuel cell as range extender will be presented at the Global Public Transport Summit (GPTS) from 4 to 7 June 2023 in Barcelona.
May 16, 2023 - 04:39 pm
Mercedes-Benz launches Van Electric Architecture
Mercedes-Benz unveiled its ‘Van Electric Architecture’, or VAN.EA. It will form the basis for all newly developed medium-sized and large vans from 2026. The aim is to increase the share of all-electric vans to 50 per cent by 2030.
May 15, 2023 - 11:18 am
Bremen expands electric bus fleet with 35 eCitaro G
Bremen public transport operator Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) is procuring 50 more electric buses. Mercedes-Benz (EvoBus) has received an order from BSAG for 35 new fully electric articulated eCitaro G buses, while another 15 iebus18 models were ordered from Irizar.
May 11, 2023 - 03:54 pm
RETTmobil trade show presents electric emergency vehicle lineup
At the leading European trade fair for rescue and mobility RETTmobil, currently taking place in Germany, there are also a number of purely electric emergency vehicles on display – from the ID. Buzz as an emergency ambulance to the Mercedes eCitan with an extension for rescue services.
May 10, 2023 - 11:03 am
Mercedes reveals prices for the EQT and eCitan
Mercedes-Benz Vans has presented its new all-electric models EQT as a van primarily for private customers and eCitan as a van for the commercial sector. Both will soon be available for order – in the case of the eCitan with some delay.
May 3, 2023 - 03:36 pm
European roadshow presents the eActros in action
Mercedes-Benz Trucks has started its sales tour through five European countries to present the eActros in Germany, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium. The tour started at the manufacturer’s largest assembly plant in Wörth.
Apr 28, 2023 - 03:33 pm
Mercedes presents the new E-Class with several PHEV variants
Mercedes-Benz has presented the new E-Class. It is to be the manufacturer’s last new model on a pure combustion engine platform. From the market launch of the new E-Class in the autumn of 2023, Mercedes-Benz will offer three fourth-generation plug-in hybrid models.
Apr 19, 2023 - 01:44 pm
Smart presents the SUV coupé #3
Smart has presented the complete design of its second electric model since its revamp. The Smart #3 is an all-electric SUV coupé that will hit the first European markets by the end of this year.
Apr 17, 2023 - 03:56 pm
Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV produces 484 kW
Mercedes-Maybach has presented its first fully electric production model. The Maybach EQS 680 SUV is based on the technology of the EQS SUV from Mercedes-Benz and combines it “with the exclusivity of Maybach”.
Apr 17, 2023 - 01:39 pm
Qbuzz and OV-bureau order 35 Mercedes eCitaro G
The Dutch public transport operators Qbuzz and OV-bureau Groningen Drenthe have placed an order with Daimler Buses for the construction of a total of 35 fully electric articulated Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G buses. According to the contract, deliveries are to be completed by 2026.
Apr 12, 2023 - 01:46 pm
Mercedes significantly raises electric car sales
Mercedes-Benz was able to increase sales of its electric vehicles in the first quarter. Sales of battery-electric passenger cars almost doubled to 51,600 units (+89 per cent), while van sales rose by 22 per cent.
Mar 23, 2023 - 03:48 pm
Daimler Truck tests electric trucks in the freezing cold in Finland
While many certainly wish for spring at this point, winter is an important season for Daimler Truck. To put its eActros 300 electric truck and the recently introduced LongHaul variant through their paces even in icy and cold conditions, the fleet headed some 3,000 kilometres north.