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Mercedes-Benz EQA Electric Car Goes “Under The Microscope”

Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, Daimler, plans to introduce to the market more than ten different all-electric vehicles by 2022.  And over the long-term, the entire Mercedes portfolio is to be electrified. The bulk of the efforts of electrification are gathered under company’s new EQ brand, a development of which Daimler will invest…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 12

How Mercedes-Benz Intends To Go All-Electric With Its Vans

Mercedes-Benz is gearing for the future of inner-city transport, developing two van models – the fully electric Vito and Sprinter. By 2019, the German manufacturer intends to invest a total of €150 million into electrifying its commercial range vans. Battery packs will be manufactured by Deutsche Accumotive in Kamenz, Germany. While…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 5

Daimler, BAIC Finalize Deal To Produce EVs At Mercedes Factory In Beijing

Daimler announced a strengthening of strategic collaboration with BAIC in New Energy Vehicles (all-electric and plug-in hybrid) in China. Both partners already have an established previous joint venture Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC) since 2005. According to Reuters, Daimler and BAIC have agreed to jointly invest 5 billion yuan ($735 million) in…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 0

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…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 13

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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…

3 months ago by Steven Loveday 13

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%…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 37