Daimler Stories October 11

I’m aware that the headline is pretty much an oxymoron and it looks like the stupidest thing from the picture above, but please bear with me for a second because this project is actually interesting.

The moovel Group, a research group owned by Daimler, created an electric vehicle platform with autonomous driving sensors but instead of a control unit powered by software, a driver controls the vehicle based on information fed through a virtual reality headset. expand full story

Daimler Stories October 9

The 30th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS 30) started today in Stuttgart and Mercedes-Benz brought its electric vehicle lineup for the occasion.

In an interview, Ola Källenius, who is responsible for Group Research at Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, talked about Mercedes-Benz’s electric vehicle effort, but he also insisted on the need for internal combustion engines (ICE), diesel, and fuel cells at the electric vehicle conference.

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Daimler Stories September 25

Daimler, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, announced last week a $1 billion investment in electric car and battery production in the US.

As with any new EV investment from a legacy automaker, the media painted it as an “attack on Tesla“, but Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO and largest shareholder, doesn’t seem too worried about it. expand full story

Daimler Stories September 21

Daimler, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, is already converting gas-powered car production capacity to electric car production capacity in Europe, but now it looks like they are turning their attention to the US.

The German automaker confirmed today that it plans to invest $1 billion to build Mercedes-Benz’s ‘EQ’ electric cars and its batteries in the US. expand full story

Daimler Stories September 15

Daimler’s FUSO delivered to carrier UPS its first few trucks as part of its all-electric eCanter truck program.

The German automaker claims that it’s the first all-electric truck in “series production” and they plan to deliver about 500 more over the next 2 years before starting volume production. expand full story

Daimler Stories September 14

Israel-based startup StoreDot has been making waves in the battery world for the past few years.

It has been hard to gauge the credibility of its technology, but it now gets a big thumbs-up from some major players with a new $60 million round of investment to bring their battery tech to production. expand full story

Daimler Stories September 11

At the company’s investor day in Sindelfingen, Germany, Daimler, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, clarified its plan to electrify its vehicle lineup and the expected impact on its bottom line. expand full story

Daimler Stories August 30

Ahead of the Frankfurt Motor show next week, Daimler unveiled a new ‘smart vision EQ fortwo’ concept to embody their vision of an electric and autonomous ride sharing service.

The vehicle could give some insights into the future generation of electric Smart cars as the brand is going all-electric in North America. expand full story

Daimler Stories August 14

Earlier this year, Daimler announced that it is converting the Smart brand to all-electric in North America and discontinuing gas-powered Smart cars.

The move wasn’t really well received by Mercedes-Benz dealerships. Most of them are shutting down their Smart car sale operations because of the move to all-electric. expand full story

Daimler Stories July 13

Among legacy automakers, Daimler has been one the most active in converting gas-powered car production to electric car production lately.

Earlier this year, they announced that their major Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant will adapt to produce electric motors and today, they are adding battery pack production to the factory. expand full story

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