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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 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%…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 37

Daimler Breaks Ground On Tesla-Like Battery Gigafactory In Europe

Daimler presented its emerging second battery factory in Kamenz, Germany with a big splash, accompanied by chancellor Angela Merkel no less. The company names Deutsche Accumotive’s facilities the world’s biggest, and most modern battery factories, while the media have dubbed it Daimler’s battery Gigafactory in Europe. However, Daimler’s approach seems different…

6 months ago by Mark Kane 23

Daimler Partners With Bosch For Level 4, 5 Autonomous Vehicles

Daimler and Bosch have announced a co-development agreement on fully automated (SAE Level 4) and driverless (SAE Level 5) technology. The German partners intend to develop and launch a production-ready system for driver-less cars on urban public roads by the beginning of the next decade. Whether it will enable Daimler to catch Tesla with…

7 months ago by Mark Kane 1