26 Sep 2022
Mercedes-Benz Trucks Presents eActros LongHaul for Long Distance
In terms of payload, distance and routes, heavy-duty long-haul transport is the most demanding segment in road freight transport. At the same time, there is great potential here to reduce CO2 emissions. Following the market launch of the eActros for heavy-duty distribution transport in 2021, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is now igniting the next stage for battery-powered heavy-duty long-haul transport.
21 Sep 2022
IPT Technology: e-Mobility Wireless Charging
IPT Technology design, manufacture, install, and service wireless charging hardware into a wide variety of electric vehicles. In 2021, IPT acquired the company Primove from Bombardier, which, among other things, has developed solutions for wireless charging of cars and trucks. IDTechEx spoke to their marketing manager and learned about their product portfolio and deployments.
21 Sep 2022
Mercedes-Benz Plans Wind Farm at Test Track in Papenburg
Mercedes-Benz plans to build a wind farm at its test track in Papenburg, northern Germany, with an output of more than 100 MW to cover more than 15 percent of the annual electricity demand of Mercedes-Benz Group AG in Germany. As part of its effort to erect a double-digit number of wind turbines by the middle of the decade, Mercedes-Benz is also planning a long-term power purchase agreement with a partner, equivalent to a triple-digit million euros amount.
16 Sep 2022
Company Net-Zero Targets Fuel the Adoption of Zero-Emission Trucks
The sustainability of business operations is now a key consideration in the boardrooms of major corporations, and this is fuelling significant demand for zero-emission trucks. Transitioning truck fleets from diesel combustion engines to zero-emission powertrains is a very visible way for companies to demonstrate their green credentials to their customers whilst delivering a meaningful reduction in their carbon footprint.
12 Sep 2022
Mercedes-Benz Vans and Rivian to Partner on Electric Van Production
Mercedes‑Benz Vans and Rivian, announced a partnership to cooperate on the production of electric vans.
2 Sep 2022
Robotic Charging Consortium to Find Mobility Solutions
Rocsys joins ROCIN-ECO, a consortium with IONITY, Audi, TÜV SÜD, Porsche, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, AVL, and Huber+Suhner. The consortium aims to find the optimal concept for enabling carefree e-mobility across Europe. The aim is to create a concept eventually accessible to all car manufacturers worldwide and create a true Robotic Charging Infrastructure Ecosystem.
1 Sep 2022
Torc: An Autonomous Technology Company in Roboshuttles and Trucks
Torc has a history in robotics and autonomous technology development. It has worked on autonomous roboshuttles and autonomous trucks.
12 Aug 2022
Waymo: Autonomous Trucking
Waymo is one of the key players and leaders in both autonomous trucking and robotaxis. It has backing from Alphabet (parent company of Google). Waymo is running daily commercial trips (with a safety driver) for potential partners and expanding its fleet and operations ready for full autonomous missions.
11 Aug 2022
Mercedes Hypercar with Formula 1 Technology Goes Into Production
Only 275 units will be built in total, and job#1 of the exclusive production of the Mercedes‑AMG ONE hypercar has now begun. The first customer vehicles will be delivered in the second half of 2022. The Formula 1 based hybrid powertrain with a 1.6-litre V6 turbo engine and four electric motors is being built by the motorsport experts at Mercedes‑AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth (England), who are also responsible for developing and producing the Power Units for the Mercedes‑AMG Petronas F1 racing cars.
26 Jul 2022
Sono Motors Unveils Design of Solar Electric Passenger Car and Bus Kit
Sono Motors, the company that is pioneering solar-powered mobility recently celebrated the debut of the world's first affordable solar electric vehicle, the Sion, in its production design, and the unveiling of its novel 'Solar Bus Kit', a scalable B2B retrofit solution that reduces fuel consumption and inner-city greenhouse gas emissions, thereby contributing to climate protection.
4 Jul 2022
FCCC: Electric Trucks
Daimler Truck subsidiary Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) manufacture petrol, diesel, and alternative-fuel chassis for medium-duty pick up and delivery markets.
1 Jul 2022
Mercedes-Benz Car Production Network for New Electric Portfolio
Mercedes-Benz is aligning its global production network to manufacture its reshaped product portfolio focused on luxury electric vehicles as the car brand prepares to go all electric by the end of the decade - wherever market conditions allow. The future product portfolio will focus on three categories: Top End Luxury, Core Luxury and Entry Luxury.
1 Jul 2022
Ballard Power Systems
Ballard is a leading supplier of fuel cell systems for non-automotive applications. IDTechEx caught up with the company to learn more about its products, as well as its USPs for its new entry into the marine EV market.