Daimler Stories September 24

Mercedes-Benz announced today that it will join Stellantis and Total Energies as equal partners in Automotive Cells Company (ACC) to make battery cells for electric cars.

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Daimler Stories July 5

Volvo Group, Daimler Truck, and the TRATON GROUP have signed a non-binding agreement to implement and operate a high-performance public charging network for electric heavy-duty long-haul trucks throughout Europe. The agreement was signed to accelerate the growth of charging infrastructure and support the EU’s shift toward climate-neutral transportation.

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Daimler Stories May 25

Daimler Trucks North America invited us out for a test drive of all of Daimler’s electric truck portfolio — the Freightliner eCascadia and eM2, the Jouley electric school bus, and a walk-in delivery van on the MT50e platform by Freightliner custom chassis.

Coming away from the experience, we’re more excited than ever about the electric future for these fleet offerings.

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Daimler Stories December 3, 2020

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Daimler, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, announced a new investment plan worth €70 billion ($85 billion USD) for the years 2021 through 2025.

The automaker says that most of the investment will be used “to accelerate the transformation towards electrification and digitization.”

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Daimler Stories December 1, 2020

Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today announced that they are co-developing a large public charging site for medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks. Known as “Electric Island,” it is expected to be the first of its kind in the US.

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Daimler Stories October 27, 2020

Waymo and Daimler have announced a new partnership to bring the former’s autonomous driving technology to the latter’s semi trucks.

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Daimler Stories September 25, 2020

Daimler has unveiled an electric bus equipped with a solid-state battery pack — probably becoming the first planned production EV with a solid-state battery.

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Daimler Stories September 16, 2020

Daimler has announced new plans to electrify its truck lineup, and as part of it, they unveiled the Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul, a new long-range electric truck, and concept fuel cell truck.

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Daimler Stories April 22, 2020

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz is killing its program to develop passenger cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The company has been working on fuel-cell vehicles for more than 30 years — chasing the dream of a zero-emissions car that has a long driving range, three-minute fill-ups, and emits only water vapor. In the end, the company conceded that building hydrogen cars was too costly, about double the expense of an equivalent battery-electric vehicle.

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Daimler Stories February 19, 2020

Last week, Daimler CEO Ola Källenius said “it will be a challenge” meeting 2020 and 2021 stricter emission targets in Europe. That left the question about how the maker of Mercedes-Benz vehicles would get below 95 g/km of CO2 (with 95% phase-in for 2020) to avoid paying steep fines. In an email to Electrek, a company spokesperson said it “plans to quadruple the share of plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles in total sales in 2020.”

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Daimler Stories January 17, 2020

Daimler has announced an upcoming new truck called eEconic, a garbage truck based on the all-electric Mercedes-Benz eActros. expand full story

Daimler Stories December 18, 2019

In September, we reported on the tremendous news that Dominion Energy, an investor-owned utility operating in eight US states, would be buying a minimum of 1,050 V2G electric school buses over the next five years. The procurement would start with 50 school buses, then add 200 per year over five years.

Now the winner of the first phase has been announced, and congratulations are in order for Daimler’s Thomas Built Buses, who will be supplying 50 of its C2 Jouley all-electric buses (pictured above).

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Daimler Stories September 19, 2019

After reigning in the auto industry as the powertrain of choice for a century, the internal combustion engine is finally dying.

Now even Daimler says that it is stopping development of new internal combustion engines to focus on electric cars. expand full story

Daimler Stories August 12, 2019

Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America’s semi truck brand, announced that it built its first two eCascadia all-electric semi trucks and it is going to start deliveries to customers. expand full story

Daimler Stories July 23, 2019

Daimler and Bosch announced today that their driverless valet parking system in Stuttgart, which will park cars independently without any safety personnel, is the first such autonomous parking function to be approved for everyday use.

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Daimler Stories July 12, 2019

Mercedes-Benz has now delivered the last one of its 10 eActros electric semi trucks as part of the first phase of its ‘Innovation fleet’ to test the electric trucks with customers. expand full story

Daimler Stories July 4, 2019

BMW and Daimler are strengthening their already-announced autonomous vehicle partnership as the two companies look to launch their next-generation self-driving tech in passenger cars by 2024.

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Daimler Stories April 24, 2019

Daimler will convert its existing factory in Portland to manufacture the company’s all-electric Freightliner trucks, Daimler Trucks North America CEO Roger Nielsen said today.

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Daimler Stories April 16, 2019

Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, Daimler, announced a new investment in Sila Nanotechnologies Inc., a next-generation Li-ion battery startup, in order to deliver “faster charging and longer range” in electric vehicles. expand full story

Daimler Stories March 28, 2019

Daimler and Geely have announced a joint venture to make Smart cars in China, as a global all-electric brand.

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Daimler Stories February 28, 2019

BMW and Daimler, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, have announced a new partnership to work together on the development of next-gen autonomous vehicles. expand full story

Daimler Stories February 22, 2019

BMW and Daimler, two of the biggest German automakers, are partnering and investing $1 billion into an effort to create all-electric on-demand autonomous mobility. expand full story

Daimler Stories January 22, 2019

Mercedes-Benz, through its parent company Daimler, announced today that it will build a new “battery factory” in Poland, but it will not build any battery cells – only battery packs. expand full story

Daimler Stories December 21, 2018

Daimler’s Freightliner aims to be “frontrunners with electric trucks” and offer all-electric options to compete with Tesla Semi.

Now it has delivered its first all-electric Freightliner truck to Penske Truck Leasing Corporation as part of its ‘innovation fleet’. expand full story

Daimler Stories December 11, 2018

Securing battery cell supply is one of the first steps in achieving volume production of electric vehicles and now Daimler is getting onboard.

The German automaker has announced that it is issuing over $20 billion worth of battery cell supply contracts to support its electric vehicle plans. expand full story

Daimler Stories December 4, 2018

After surpassing BMW last month, Tesla (TSLA) is now becoming more valuable than Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, as it becomes one of the most valuable automakers in terms of market capitalization. expand full story

Daimler Stories November 19, 2018

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that he will reach out to Daimler to propose a collaboration on an electric version of the Sprinter van. expand full story

Daimler Stories November 6, 2018

Daimler, under its Accumotive subsidiary, has its own battery pack Gigafactory in Germany and now it announced that it is doubling its workforce ahead of the launch of the Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV. expand full story

Daimler Stories October 8, 2018

Mercedes-Benz makes good on its previously announced $1 billion investment to bring electric vehicle manufacturing in the US – starting with breaking ground on a new battery factory in Alabama. expand full story

Daimler Stories September 19, 2018

Daimler has many different heavy-duty electric vehicle efforts, including electric buses, but now the Germany automaker is also investing in U.S. electric bus maker Proterra.

The startup has secured a new massive $155 million round of investment. expand full story

Daimler Stories September 17, 2018

The Mercedes-Benz eActros, one of Daimler’s many electric truck efforts, is now in the hands of customers for the first time.

Hermes took delivery of the first 10 eActros all-electric heavy-duty trucks and it will test them for the next 2 years. expand full story

Daimler Stories September 10, 2018

We have seen some seriously ugly electric vehicle concepts from legacy automakers who sometimes seem to insist that EVs should look weird.

Now, Mercedes-Benz Vans have outdone themselves by unveiling what has to be the ugliest electric vehicle concept to date. expand full story

Daimler Stories July 10, 2018

Daimler is investing heavily in going electric with its heavy vehicles. We have been mainly reporting on their trucks, but now the German automaker’s Daimler Bus division is also going electric with the Mercedes‑Benz eCitaro electric bus.

They unveiled the new vehicle today. expand full story

Daimler Stories July 6, 2018

The electrification of trucks is happening faster than many predicted and Daimler is at the forefront of it with several recent fleet deliveries.

Now the German company’s FUSO brand is delivering a new fleet of “over ten all-electric light-duty FUSO eCanter trucks to the city administration of the Portuguese capital.” expand full story

Daimler Stories June 28, 2018

Daimler is trying to beat Tesla Semi to market with its class 8 electric truck, the eCascadia, which they unveiled just a few weeks ago.

Now the truck maker announced that it is planning to deliver a fleet of those new electric trucks to a leasing partner by the end of the year. expand full story

Daimler Stories June 21, 2018

Daimler, through its subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy and with partners, is turning a coal power plant into a large energy storage facility using over a thousand modules from its electric car battery packs. expand full story

Daimler Stories June 7, 2018

Daimler, one of the world’s largest truck maker, has been feeling the pressure from Tesla’s electric truck – going as far as saying that they have “passed them by” if the claims Tesla is making about its electric semi truck are true.

Now the German truck manufacturer is answering back with the launch of its own electric truck group along with the unveiling of two more electric trucks, including an electric version of their Cascadia to compete with Tesla Semi. expand full story

Daimler Stories April 24, 2018

Automakers are bringing many new electric vehicles at the Auto China 2018 in Beijing this week and Mercedes-Benz contributed by unveiling a luxurious new Mercedes-Maybach all-electric SUV concept: “The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury.” expand full story

Daimler Stories April 9, 2018

Daimler made the smart car brand all-electric in North America last year and now CEO Dieter Zetsche says that they plan to make the same transition in Europe, a much bigger market for the brand, by the end of the decade. expand full story

Daimler Stories March 26, 2018

Today, Daimler introduced a new all-electric vehicle under its Denza brand in partnership with BYD in China, where foreign automakers have been accelerating their electrification effort. expand full story

Daimler Stories March 20, 2018

Daimler is moving ahead with its electric truck programs and it is now expanding its range of first deliveries to customers for the Fuso eCanter electric truck.

This week, the German automaker confirmed the first deliveries in the UK are now happening. expand full story

Daimler Stories March 5, 2018

Daimler is getting ready to launch its latest electric vehicle effort under its new Mercedes-Benz ‘EQ’ brand.

We thought that the all-electric ‘EQC’ SUV would be the first vehicle under the new brand, but with the unveiling of the new electric smart cars, the German automaker announced today that these vehicles are now ‘smart EQ’ cars. expand full story

Daimler Stories February 26, 2018

China keeps securing electric vehicle investments from foreign automakers and the latest is coming from Daimler.

The German automaker confirms a deal with BAIC to expand local production for the Mercedes-Benz brand, which will include the highly anticipated Mercedes EQ all-electric vehicles. expand full story

Daimler Stories February 21, 2018

As mentioned in our previous article, Daimler has several electric truck programs in the works and today it revealed the latest progress on the eActros heavy-duty electric trucks.

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Daimler has several electric truck programs in the works and today it revealed the latest progress on the eActros heavy-duty electric trucks.

During the event, an executive compared the vehicle to the Tesla Semi and cast doubts about Tesla delivering on its promises. expand full story

Daimler Stories February 19, 2018

Over the years, automakers have increasingly divested from making most components in cars and instead rely on extensive supply chains.

Now the industry’s transition to electric vehicles is affecting both automakers and their suppliers.

So much so that Daimler now warns that it might have to support financially some of them during the transition. expand full story

Daimler Stories February 7, 2018

Mercedes-Benz unveiled this week its latest lineup of Sprinter vans and it includes an electric version called ‘eSprinter’ to be launched next year. expand full story

Daimler Stories January 29, 2018

It’s not just concept vehicles and press releases anymore. Mercedes-Benz revealed in detail today its plan to build electric vehicles in volume at 6 factories across 3 continents and a “global battery network” to support the effort. expand full story

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