The Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft (DVG) plans to convert bus line 934 completely to electric buses by the end of 2021. Seven articulated electric buses have now been ordered for this purpose. The contract for this was awarded to EvoBus.
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Daimler's Supervisory Board has given CEO Ola Källenius the green light for an investment package worth more than €70 billion, a sum Daimler plans to invest in research and development as well as property, plant and equipment from 2021 to 2025, in particular to drive forward electrification and digitization.
Linde and Daimler Truck have signed an agreement to jointly develop the next generation of liquid hydrogen refuelling technology for fuel cell trucks.
Mercedes-Benz Vans plans to put the eSprinter on a new platform, the "Electric Versatiles Platform (EVP)," which will allow for longer ranges and different bodies to prepare the electric Sprinter for the demands of the North American market - and potential major customer Amazon.
The Daimler Group has now officially confirmed that its plant in Hambach, France, is to be sold to Ineos. The British group will take over the plant in the next few weeks after final details have been clarified. A solution has been found for the production of the electric Smarts.
Mercedes-Benz is now providing a comprehensive overview of the production locations for its EQ brand electric offensive, including production of the EQA at the Rastatt plant ahead of the model's world premiere on 20 January 2021.
Which new electric cars will be launched in 2021? In the price range between 30,000 and 50,000 euros, the choice is growing. In addition to the compacts, an armada of heavyweight E-SUVs is rolling towards us. Christoph M. Schwarzer looks for us at the electric offerings of the new year!
BMW and Daimler's Free Now mobility platform aims to achieve climate neutrality in all key European markets by 2030 and is providing more than €100 million in resources over the next five years to support the shift towards e-mobility.
Mercedes-Benz Cars more than tripled its sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in 2020, selling more than 160,000 plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Cars worldwide (+228.8%), including around 87,000 units in the fourth quarter.
According to a media report, Mercedes-Benz is planning a tight schedule for the market launch of the electric models EQA and EQS. While the e-compact car is to be delivered as early as March, August is reportedly scheduled for the first handover to customers for the electric flagship.
Mercedes has unveiled its compact E-SUV, the EQA. The 140 kW EQ Stromer now on display is to be followed by further variants. The EQA 250 is to be available to order from February at prices starting at €47,540.50.
Mercedes-Benz has to recall 1,910 units of its eSprinter and eVito electric commercial vehicles worldwide, 1,353 of which are in Germany. According to the KBA, inadequate sealing of the high-voltage battery housing can lead to moisture ingress in the event of corrosion, which would make it impossible to restart the vehicle.
Smart is bringing the EQ Fortwo Coupé to dealers in April as a special "Edition Bluedawn" model. The most striking feature of the special edition is the paintwork: the car is painted in a matt blue, which Daimler calls "Velvet Blue".
The electric car joint venture between Daimler and BYD in China is apparently facing an uncertain future. In view of persistently low unit numbers, there is talk of a "disaster" in Daimler group circles, according to a media report. It also seems possible that the project will come to an end.
Following the introduction of the subscription models for the EQC and EQV, Mercedes-Benz is extending its range of subscriptions for the first time to include e-transporters with commercial vehicle registration: the eVito panel van and the eSprinter are now also available "on subscription".
The Daimler Group has announced plans to split up, with Daimler Truck AG to be floated on the stock market as an independent company and the passenger car division, soon to be renamed Mercedes-Benz, to focus on electric drives and vehicle software.
The Center of Automotive Management (CAM) has analyzed the innovative strength of 32 automakers based on 291 innovations in the field of electromobility. The top innovator in the technology field of battery-electric vehicles remains Tesla by a clear margin.
Mercedes-Benz is opening the order books for its EQA compact electric vehicle, which was unveiled about two weeks ago. The first models will arrive at dealerships in the spring. List prices in Germany start at €47,540.50 for the EQA 250 with 140 kW.
The Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer is now available in its extra-long design as a wheelchair-accessible vehicle. There are no changes to the drive system, but there are changes to the cab conversion, which Daimler is offering together with conversion specialist AMF-Bruns.
Mercedes-AMG is planning performance variants of the EQA, EQB, EQS and EQE electric models, according to a media report. Performance figures are not yet known, and the market launch schedule is also still open.
Berlin-based limousine service Blacklane, in which Daimler is among the shareholders, has acquired a majority stake in Havn, a London-based chauffeur service founded in 2019 by Jaguar Land Rover, which operates a fleet of the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace in the British capital.
A few days ago, Mercedes-Benz opened the order books for its EQA compact electric car. The Swabians are finally getting serious about e-mobility and bringing their e-cars to the masses, one would think. Or would they?
Having already delayed the U.S. launch of its EQC by at least a year to 2021, Mercedes-Benz has now apparently decided not to bring the EQC to the United States at all for the time being.
Mercedes-Benz is sending two new variants of the EQC to dealers in May: a base model configured uniformly throughout Europe at list prices from €66,068 and a new sports version that will round off the model range upwards in future at prices from €73,208.
Mercedes has unveiled the new-generation C-Class, with only mild hybrids available at launch, but a plug-in hybrid is expected to follow in a few months, promising a long electric range on paper and unusually high charging power for plug-in hybrids.
Mercedes-AMG is building a modern test centre for the development of electrified high-performance drives and electrical components at its headquarters in Affalterbach. The official ground-breaking ceremony for the new "Technikum" took place on Thursday.
Kia is recalling about 380,000 Sportage and Cadenza vehicles in the U.S. because a short in the control unit for the electrohydraulic braking system could cause a fire. The problem appears to be fairly acute: The automaker is asking owners to park outside of structures until repairs are made.
The Rouen Normandie metropolitan region in northwestern France has ordered ten electric buses from Daimler. The ten eCitaro are to be delivered this summer - but the French are relying on different battery technologies for the vehicles.
Shortly before the world premiere on April 15, 2021, Daimler has started battery production for its flagship e-vehicle Mercedes EQS. As part of the Untertürkheim site, the Hedelfingen plant section is responsible for producing battery systems for the EQS, followed by systems for the upcoming EQE model.
Mercedes-Benz has now released the first details and photos of the interior of its EQS electric luxury sedan. The world premiere of the model will take place on April 15 - but Mercedes is already giving a preview of how the hyperscreen will be integrated into the cockpit.
Alongside the BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG, BP will become the third shareholder in the charging infrastructure provider Digital Charging Solutions GmbH (DCS) with a 33.3 percent stake. DCS will also offer combined charging and refuelling solutions in the future through its partnership with the mineral oil group.
Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced that it will build the next generation of the eSprinter in a total of three plants - two of them in Germany - starting in 2023. The vehicle will then also be based on a new platform, as we know.
Mercedes-AMG has officially given details of its electrification strategy with performance hybrids and battery-electric derivatives based on the new Mercedes Electric Vehicle Architecture (EVA) for luxury and luxury cars, with AMG's first electrified road models set to debut later this year.
Even before the official world premiere on April 15, Mercedes-Benz has published the most important technical data on its electric flagship EQS. The model with the longest range clearly surpasses the previous specification.
The Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 is now also available on a subscription basis - as the third electric passenger car model after the EQC and EQV. According to Daimler, the offer is becoming increasingly popular, with one in three customers opting for the EQ subscription.
Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Cars sold around 59,000 electrified cars worldwide in the first quarter of 2021, including more than 16,000 fully electric passenger cars. This corresponded to a share of around ten percent of total sales; in Europe, the share of e-cars and plug-in hybrids in sales even exceeded 25 percent.
Mercedes has unveiled the EQS, its first model based on the EVA electric platform developed in-house. At market launch, there will be two variants of the luxury electric car built in Sindelfingen. Daimler has not yet announced prices.
Mercedes presented its second compact electric SUV, the EQB, at the Auto China in Shanghai. Despite similar technology, it wants to be more than just an angular version of the EQA. Mercedes even attributes the seven-seater with the "qualities of a compact station wagon".
Mercedes will supply up to 74 eVito Tourers for the on-demand platform of the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV). The Stuttgart-based company was awarded the contract following a Europe-wide tender, but other vehicles will also be used.
Mercedes-Benz is now offering two further versions of its EQA compact electric vehicle: the front-wheel drive EQA 250 with 140 kW, which has been available to order since February, can now be joined by two all-wheel drive variants.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the Concept EQT, a near-production preview of the upcoming T-Class and the EQT electric model. The smaller van below the EQV is being developed in collaboration with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, but clearly towers over its platform brother Renault Kangoo. No details on the EQT's powertrain were given at the presentation of the design study.
Production of the EQS electric sedan has now started in Factory 56 at the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant, which already builds the new S-Class, its long-wheelbase version and the Maybach variant of the S-Class.
Car-sharing provider Share Now has provided insights into statistics on the use of e-vehicles in its European car-sharing fleet, with the company now operating 2,900 BMW, Mini, Smart and Fiat electric cars at four all-electric and four part-electric sites.
The car-sharing provider Share Now is introducing another all-electric model to its Hamburg fleet in the form of the Fiat 500. 100 examples of the e-car are available in the Hanseatic city with immediate effect.
BMW and Daimler are dovetailing their Free Now and Share Now offerings. Vehicles from the Share Now car-sharing service can be booked via the Free Now multimobility platform from the end of July in France, Germany, Spain and Italy.
The Sylt public transport company (SVG), together with door2door, has launched an on-demand driving service with electric vehicles to supplement the public transport system under the name SyltRIDE. Three EQVs from Mercedes-Benz will be used.
Mercedes-Benz may show a preview of the EQG, the electric version of the G-Class, at the IAA Mobility in Munich in September, but the model will not be a new development, but a conversion of the G-Class to pure electric drive.
Mercedes-Benz is now starting sales of the new S-Class as a plug-in hybrid, which was unveiled last year. The S 580 e is available to order now in short and long wheelbase versions at list prices starting at €123,736.
Daimler has unveiled its updated plans for the upcoming shift to electric mobility at an investor day, with the goal of Mercedes-Benz preparing to go fully electric before the end of the decade with new platforms and battery factories - with one caveat.
Daimler is planning eight premieres at the IAA Mobility in Munich from September 7 to 12, five of which will be purely electric models, including the electric E-Class counterpart EQE, but also a European premiere of an electric model that has already been unveiled.
Mercedes-Benz is now accepting binding orders for the EQS. The EQS 450+ variant with 245 kW costs at least 106,374.10 euros, while the all-wheel-drive EQS 580 4MATIC model is listed at 135,529.10 euros.
Mercedes has officially confirmed its exit from Formula E after next season, saying the decision was made as part of a strategic realignment of resource allocation for electric vehicle development.
Daimler has unveiled its first high-performance plug-in hybrid in the form of the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance. The vehicle boasts a system output of an impressive 620 kW - while its purely electric range is just twelve kilometres.
Mercedes has unveiled the EQE ahead of the IAA Mobility. The electric counterpart to the E-Class not only shares the platform with the larger EQS, but also the basic design features, with the EQE targeting the lucrative company car market.
At the IAA Mobility, Mercedes presented a near-production study of an electric G-Class. The Concept EQG is said to even surpass the legendary combustion engine model in some areas when it comes to off-road capability. For luxury-savvy customers, however, Mercedes is presenting a different study in Munich.
With the Concept #1 at the IAA Mobility in Munich, Smart gives a concrete preview of the first series model of the new all-electric vehicle generation. Instead of a small electric two-seater, there will be an SUV model from Smart in the future.
Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars and E.On have agreed on a cooperation in the course of which E.On will advise customers of the Mercedes electric brand EQ on solar systems, electricity storage and green electricity tariffs - and then install tailor-made solutions.
Daimler's focus on battery-electric vehicles has also had an impact on plug-in hybrids. The Stuttgart-based automaker is no longer planning any new developments in this area, but suppliers like ZF have a different take on the future of PHEVs.
As the first major auto show since the Corona pandemic began, the IAA Mobility is once again giving manufacturers the opportunity to display their latest models in one place. With an eye on increasingly electrified corporate fleets, we took a look around Munich and, unsurprisingly, found what we were looking for.
The Mercedes-Benz EQG will apparently be built by Magna in Graz in the future, just like the previous G-Class, as suggested by a supplier's announcement. Mercedes itself had not yet confirmed the production location of the EQG, but joint production with the G-Class was already considered likely.
The city of Düsseldorf has cancelled its lease order for a Tesla Model S as an official car for Lord Mayor Stephan Keller due to a delivery date that has been postponed several times by Tesla. Instead, the Lord Mayor of Düsseldorf has now opted for the all-electric EQS from Mercedes-Benz that has just been launched on the market.
As an alternative to the eVito Tourer and EQV with 90 kWh usable battery capacity, Mercedes-Benz is now offering the two models in another variant. The eVito Tourer and EQV can now be ordered with a usable battery capacity of 60 kWh.
Series production of the all-electric Mercedes EQB has started at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét, Hungary. The EQB, which was unveiled in April, will be manufactured there for the global markets - only the China-specific version will be built by the joint venture BBAC in Beijing.
Following the launch of the new-generation Mercedes C-Class unveiled in February, the C 300 e and C 300 e Estate are now available to order, the first plug-in hybrid versions to be advertised with electric WLTP ranges of more than 100 kilometres.
Mercedes-Benz Vans is making its vision for the urban delivery traffic of the future tangible with the Sustaineer technology carrier. The fully electric van based on the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter has innovations and technical solutions on board that have been "designed for possible series production readiness".
Mercedes-Benz has revealed more technical details about its EQB, which was unveiled in April. Two all-wheel-drive variants will initially be offered in Europe: the EQB 300 4Matic with 168 kW and the EQB 350 4Matic with 215 kW of power.
Ionity is receiving a €700 million investment from its current shareholders and new partner Blackrocks Global Renewable Power Platform, which will be used to massively expand its HPC network in Europe - to around 1,000 sites by 2025.
According to a media report, Mercedes-Benz is considering offering the EQE in China, due in 2022, not only as a sedan and SUV, but also launching a hybrid of these two body styles there. The EQE SUS (Sports Utility Sedan) could go on sale in 2024.
The Mercedes EQS can now also be ordered in Germany as a base model for under €100,000. Following the EQS 450+ and EQS 580 4MATIC variants with the large 108-kWh battery, which have been available to order since August, now comes the EQS 350 with 90-kWh battery, which is available from €97,806.10.
Smart has discontinued the EQ Forfour and now only offers the Smart EQ Fortwo and its convertible version. Production has now ended in December - heralding the upcoming new start as a joint venture with Geely.
Daimler will significantly reduce its stake in Denza, the electric car joint venture in China operated together with BYD, from 50 percent to ten percent. Accordingly, BYD will hold 90 percent of the shares in Denza in the future.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new electric concept car, the Vision EQXX, at CES. As with previous CES studies from the Stuttgart-based company, the Vision EQXX is not a concrete harbinger of a production model - but is nevertheless intended to provide a glimpse of a whole range of technologies that could make production vehicles more economical.
Daimler AG has renamed itself Mercedes-Benz Group AG, effective Feb. 1, 2022. Daimler's renaming completes the company's realignment, but its stake in Smart could soon drop.