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Mercedes-Benz To Add Battery Production To Untertürkheim Plant

Mercedes-Benz has announced that its 110 year-old Untertürkheim plant in Germany will be expanded to now also handle battery production for upcoming EQ electric cars. Untertürkheim will be the fourth plant in Daimler’s group to produce battery packs after, two found in Kamenz and one in Beijing. Beside supplying batteries…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 13

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While German Automakers Colluded, Tesla Pursued Clean Energy

WHILE TESLA PURSUED CLEAN ENERGY, GERMAN AUTOMAKERS COLLUDED TO CHEAT ON EMISSIONS TESTS The dirty diesel debacle has entered a new chapter. All five of the the major German automakers are now under investigation by European and US authorities, accused of participating in a cartel that thwarted competition and stifled…

1 month ago by EVANNEX 29

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Daimler Fuso eCanter Electric Truck Enters Production

The Daimler Fuso eCanter begins production in Europe, making Daimler the first global automaker to manufacture an all-electric light-duty truck in series. President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia, Mark Llistosella, announced: “With today’s start of production of the eCanter, we become…

1 month ago by Steven Loveday 13

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Other Automaker Execs Still Don’t See Tesla As A Threat

AUTO INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES CONTINUE TO DOWNPLAY THE THREAT FROM TESLA Recently, another group of auto industry executives decided to brush off any notion that Elon Musk and company could pose a threat to their brand. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said, “We see Volkswagen as the company that can stop Tesla, because we have abilities…

2 months ago by EVANNEX 29

Angela Merkel: Germany Must Invest Heavily In Electric Cars

Chancellor Angela Merkel, while visiting Daimler’s ACCUMOTIVE’s battery plant in Kamenz, said that Germany must invest more heavily into electric vehicles, to ensure the country is not left behind (somewhat ironically, considering the German government’s recent and fairly lackluster EV rebate of up to  €4,000 for BEVs/ €3,000 for PHEVs, but 50%…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 37