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.
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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.
Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) has ordered five Mercedes-Benz eCitaro with solid-state batteries. Delivery of the electric buses is scheduled for the beginning of 2022. The scope of supply also includes five permanently installed charging systems, each with an output of 150 kW, as well as three mobile workshop chargers of 40 kW each, including service.
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!
Just a few months after its market launch, the Mercedes-Benz EQV is already subject to a recall campaign. 302 EQVs produced between February 21 and October 27, 2020 will have to have their suspension struts replaced if they are too weak. 175 of them are on the roads in Germany. auto-motor-und-sport.de
The Munich Transport Company (MVG) has been using its first electric articulated bus for a few days now. The Mercedes eCitaro G with solid-state batteries runs on line 100 between the main station, Odeonsplatz and Ostbahnhof during the week and will soon be joined by a second electric articulated bus of the same type.
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.
Because the expansion of the Ionity fast-charging network is progressing too slowly, the owners are said to be discussing attracting private equity capital for Ionity, according to a media report. Financial circles are talking about at least 500 million euros in fresh money.
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.
ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft in Wiesbaden has put 21 new battery buses and 56 stationary charging points into operation at the bus yard in Gartenfeldstraße. 21 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses with solid-state batteries are being used, supplementing the previous ten battery buses.
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 Polish charging infrastructure provider Ekoenergetyka has installed 17 depot charging stations for electric buses with a capacity of 75 kW each for Aachener Straßenbahn und Energieversorgungs-AG (ASEAG), with a further ten of these charging stations to follow in mid-2021.
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.
The 21 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro with solid-state battery, which were only delivered to ESWE Verkehr in Wiesbaden at the beginning of February, have been out of service for a good two weeks. Their batteries have to undergo a check due to an insulation fault.
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.
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.
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.
The two ePrix on the second weekend of Formula E racing have produced two new winners this season. Saturday's race was won by former champion Jean-Eric Vergne in the DS Techeetah, while on Sunday Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne crossed the finish line in first place.
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 driver Nyck de Vries and BMW driver Jake Dennis have won the two Formula E races in Valencia. Saturday's race with the Mercedes victory in particular caused discussion: only nine of the 24 cars were classified in the end as many drivers ran out of energy.
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.
CATL will supply batteries for the production version of the announced Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul starting in 2024. Daimler's commercial vehicle division has also entered into its own collaborations for battery and fuel cell truck infrastructure ahead of the planned split of the group.
The electric ridepooling service CleverShuttle, in which Deutsche Bahn holds a majority stake, will operate the on-demand service EMIL in Taunusstein in southern Hesse from August. Three purely electric Mercedes eVito Tourers will be used in the town of 30,000 inhabitants in the future.
Several years of testing of the eActros prototypes are drawing to a close. On 30 June Mercedes-Benz Trucks will unveil its battery-electric truck for heavy-duty distribution transport. Series production is scheduled to start in the second half of the year at the plant in Wörth am Rhein.
The municipal utility Regensburg Mobilität is putting six Mercedes-Benz eCitaro into operation. The electric vehicles are two-door solo buses with solid-state batteries. The sextet will be used on Regensburg's new P+R line from tomorrow.
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.
After Rounds 12 and 13 of the season in London, Mercedes-EQ driver Nyck de Vries has taken the lead in the Formula E World Championship, with two second places enough for the Dutchman, with Jake Dennis in the BMW and Alex Lynn in the Mahindra winning the races.
Daimler is providing an update on the Mercedes-Benz eEconic: the e-truck for waste management is currently undergoing intensive testing, will enter practical trials with customers after completion of the tests, and will finally be built as a series vehicle at the Wörth plant from the second half of 2022.
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 has unveiled its new "flexible charging system", which uses adapters to enable charging at a wide variety of outlets, in the form of a Juice Booster from Swiss company Juice Technology with Mercedes badging.
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.
In its first season as an official FIA World Championship, Mercedes-EQ driver Nyck de Vries won the title. The Stuttgart manufacturer also became world champion in the team classification at the finale in Berlin, but the future of the Mercedes works team is probably uncertain.
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.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a locally developed electric bus chassis in Brazil called the eO500U, which features a low-floor design and can accommodate bodies up to 13.2 metres long. The chassis is expected to offer a range of 250 km and will be available from 2022.
Quantron AG now offers a five-year full warranty on selected models of its Mercedes-Benz Econic, MAN TGS and DAF CF electric waste disposal vehicles as well as on selected rear loader bodies.
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.
Norway registered 11,811 new electric cars in August, with e-cars accounting for 71.9 percent of new car registrations last month. Norway's most successful model across all powertrain types in August was the Tesla Model Y, with 1,308 new registrations.
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.
Daimler Truck has received road approval from the relevant German authorities for the further developed prototype of the fuel cell truck GenH2 Truck. The model, which is scheduled to go into series production in the middle of the decade, may thus also be tested on public roads as part of the trials.
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.
Daimler Truck and BP have signed an agreement to jointly drive both the development of a hydrogen infrastructure and the introduction of fuel cell trucks in the UK.
FES Frankfurter Entsorgungs- und Service GmbH has ordered eight Mercedes eEconic. After various practical tests and extensive market research, the choice fell on the e-waste collection vehicle from Daimler Truck.
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.
The EQB completes Mercedes-Benz's electric SUV ABC. Instead of EQA, EQB and EQC, you could also say S, M and L to describe the e-cars. The EQB is 22 cm longer than the EQA and 8 cm shorter than the EQC. The special feature of the new model: it is optionally available as a seven-seater.
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.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a major upgrade to the electric drivetrain (eATS) in the eVito panel van, with battery capacity increasing by 70 per cent to now 60 kWh. The panel van also gets a DC fast-charging function ex works.
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.
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.
Stadtwerke Konstanz has purchased six new electric buses as a prelude to the long-term conversion of its bus fleet. The new Mercedes eCitaro e-buses have already been delivered and are scheduled to enter service on routes 6 and 14 in February.
The new Formula E season in Saudi Arabia began with a one-two for Team Mercedes-EQ with Nyck de Vries in first place. The second race in Diriyah was won by Edoardo Mortara (ROKiT Venturi Racing) in a Mercedes customer car.
As part of the shift towards electric mobility, Mercedes-Benz has restructured its development department and made a number of key appointments, according to a media report. The new structure is expected to do away with the previous role of series manager.
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.
The SUV offshoots of the EQS and EQE electric models announced by Mercedes-Benz will be launched at the end of 2022, according to a media report. The article also mentions the first key technical data.
Deutsche Bahn has opened an "Automotive Logistics Center" in the immediate vicinity of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. The center for battery logistics is the hub of the climate-neutral logistics concept for the battery systems of the Mercedes EQE, which will be produced in Bremen.
Smart has unveiled the nomenclature for its new generation of electric cars, using the "#" symbol in combination with a number. The naming is rather unsurprising given the Concept #1 concept car that will be unveiled at the IAA in 2021.
Mercedes-Benz Vans is completing winter tests near the Arctic Circle under extreme climatic conditions with the next generation eSprinter, which will be announced at the end of 2020. The focus was apparently on reliability in winter conditions.
In China, Beijing Benz, the joint venture between BAIC Motor and Mercedes-Benz, has announced a recall for the EQC electric model after dozens of owners complained of engine problems. Specifically, effective August 15, 2022, about 10,000 EQCs produced between November 30, 2018 and December 15, 2021 will be recalled in China because the cooling system [...]
With the EQB, Mercedes-Benz is now offering another electric model on a subscription basis. The E-SUV with up to seven seats is the fifth EQ model that Mercedes intends to sell on a more flexible subscription basis at fixed monthly rates in addition to purchase, financing and leasing.
Mercedes-Benz has opened the order books for the first variants of the EQE, which are due to be in dealerships from the end of April. The e-sedan can be ordered now as the Mercedes-Benz EQE 350+ and Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC at prices starting at €70,626.50 and €103,827.50 respectively.
Mercedes-Benz increased its sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids by 37 percent to 67,800 units in the first quarter of 2022, with sales of the all-electric EQ models more than tripling to 21,900 (+210 percent).
With the presentation of the first series model, the former Daimler small car brand Smart has completed its reorientation: Instead of the iconic two-seaters, Smart will build the small E-SUV #1 in the future, for which the technical data is now available after its premiere.
Mercedes-Benz aims to reduce CO2 emissions per passenger car by more than half over the entire life cycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020. The main levers for this are electric cars charging with green electricity, better batteries, recycled materials and the use of renewable energies in production.
Around four months after the premiere of the EQXX technology study, Mercedes has carried out a demonstration drive. The result: the technology carrier covered 1,0008 kilometres on one battery charge in real road traffic - including crossing the Alps and less than ideal external conditions.
Mercedes has unveiled the EQS SUV, the first SUV model based on the electric EVA2 platform. Three drive variants of the luxury SUV will be available at market launch - with more likely to follow.
German premium manufacturers BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are significantly behind Chinese brands in electric car sales in China.
Last weekend, Formula E made another guest appearance in Berlin. While Venturi driver Edoardo Mortara won Saturday's race, Mercedes driver Nyck de Vries was victorious on Sunday. Formula E will also be racing in Berlin in the next two years.
There have been some changes to the prices of Mercedes-Benz's EQA and EQS electric models in Germany, with the entry-level EQA variant becoming more expensive and the EQA 250+ variant even becoming cheaper. But there have also been changes to the EQS: among other things, the previous basic EQS 350 variant is no longer available to order.
Mercedes-AMG is giving a glimpse of its all-electric future with a design study that has now been unveiled. The Vision AMG is a four-door e-coupé whose shell houses the standalone AMG.EA platform, which is currently being developed in Affalterbach for all-electric performance models.