Daimler AG

Daimler AG

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Daimler is one of the world's most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world's biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance and innovative mobility services
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2019
3 Oct

Mercedes-Benz sources battery cells from carbon-neutral production

Mercedes-Benz has agreed on a sustainability partnership with Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co Ltd. to take a holistic approach along the entire value chain. A production site in Germany is currently being planned and will be carbon-neutral from the beginning.
26 Sep

Rivian

Rivian is an American automaker and automotive technology company with over 1000 staff. Founded in 2009, the company develops vehicles, products and services related to sustainable transportation.
23 Sep

Tritium opens state-of-the-art innovation and customer-focused R&D

Tritium has opened the doors of a new facility in Los Angeles which will enable the company to increase production to cater for a growing sales pipeline in the Americas region.
18 Sep

First urban flight of Volocopter in Europe

The Minister-President of the state of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, experienced the first European urban flight of the Volocopter in Stuttgart together with the Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Ola Källenius, the CEO of Volocopter GmbH, Florian Reuter, and Thomas Strobl, Minister of the Interior, Digitalisation and Migration for Baden-Württemberg.
13 Sep

Quanergy

Quanergy offer lidar modules and lidar signal processing software. IDTechEx interviewed Dr Louay Eldada from Quanergy in April 2019. Eldada is the CEO and Co-Founder of Quanergy, and he is based in USA.
13 Sep

Mercedes-Benz sources battery cells from carbon-neutral production

A production site in Germany is currently being planned and will be carbon-neutral from the beginning. The locations in the USA and China are then scheduled to follow.
11 Sep

BrightWay Vision

BrightWay Vision (BWV) offer laser-gated image sensors and cameras. BWV products offer low-light and high-brightness imaging, poor weather imaging, and depth sensing functionality. IDTechEx interviewed Dr Ofer David in May 2019. David is the CEO and Co-Founder of BWV.
11 Sep

Geely invests 50 million euros in Volocopter

Volocopter announced that it signed the first closing of its Series C funding round, which is being led by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group
22 Aug

Mercedes-Benz EQV: first fully-electric premium MPV

The series version of the Mercedes-Benz EQV is celebrating its debut. The next member of the Mercedes EQ family combines emissions-free mobility with impressive driving abilities, high functionality and aesthetic design as the first fully-electric premium MPV from Mercedes-Benz.
20 Aug

Mercedes‑Benz Cars is pushing ahead with plug-in hybrids

Plug-in hybrids are an important milestone on the road to zero-emissions driving. Mercedes‑Benz Cars is pushing ahead with the development of its plug-in hybrids under the EQ Power label.
16 Aug

Partnership on 2nd-life battery storage

Daimler AG with its wholly owned subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH and Beijing Electric Vehicle Co Ltd, a subsidiary of the BAIC Group, have entered into a development partnership, intending to establish 2nd-life energy storage systems in China in the future.
26 Jul

Review of current power modules in electric vehicles (HEV, PHEV, BEV)

This part IV of our article series. In this part, we provide an overview of various power modules used in hybrid and pure electric vehicles today.
23 Jul

Five types of 48V EV now

IDTechEx's Dr Peter Harrop looks at five types of EV now.
22 Jul

Toyota

Dr Peter Harrop explores Toyota's progress with pure electric vehicles in 2019.
12 Jul

Highlights from VDI's 15th Commercial Vehicles Conference

The Commercial Vehicles International Conference is a biennial event arranged by the Association of German Engineers (VDI). The 15th iteration of this conference was held at the Kongresshaus in Baden-Baden, Germany on the 4th and 5th of June 2019. The conference featured a total of 34 speeches and keynotes, with sessions on Electrification; Vehicle Concepts; Automated Driving; Connectivity; Safety and Smart Logistics. Companies represented at the conference included: Daimler, MAN, Schaeffler, ZF, WABCO, Robert Bosch, Magna, FlixBus, AVL and Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe.
Included are:
4 Jul

Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Richard Collins
3 Jul

hap2U

19 Jun

Plug-in Hybrids Questioned

IDTechEx now believes that there may be no hybrid cars sold after 2030 other than 48V MHEV continuing for a few years due to their exceptionally low cost. Read on to find out more.
14 Jun

Tesla Aircraft

Expect seven-times the air traffic in 2050 increasing greenhouse gas X4 unless something radical happens. Elon Musk has made interesting statements about electric aircraft over the years. His Tesla will survive and prosper: if Tesla investors stop investing the Chinese will snap it up. Either way, somewhere down its list of priorities will be reinventing pure electric aircraft, so what does Tesla bring to the table?
13 Jun

Plug-in Hybrids: More Models but No Future Says IDTechEx Research

Something strange is happening. Car manufacturers are issuing a flood of plug-in hybrid cars. The consumer is spoiled for choice with Mini, BMW, Skoda, Volvo, Porsche, Mercedes and others joining in.