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 October 8
Daimler Stories September 19
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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