Mercedes-Benz Cars aims for carbon-neutral fleet
Over the next 20 years, Mercedes-Benz Cars aims to have a carbon-neutral new passenger car fleet and aims to have plug-in hybrids or all-electric vehicles to make up more than 50% of its car sales by 2030.
Electric car registrations surpassed 100,000 units in Europe
The European car market registered its seventh consecutive month of decline in March 2019. Ongoing political and economic uncertainty, including lack of clarity around Brexit, alongside consumer preoccupation with diesel bans in cities, meant that overall demand continued to decline.
Electric Buses: Market and Technology Appraisal May 2019
There is a crossroads in the electric bus business.
Mercedes-Benz lays foundation for battery factory, Untertürkheim site
With the symbolic foundation laying ceremony for the first battery factory, the Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant is advancing its transformation into a high-tech location for electric mobility.
Mercedes Benz to supply 56 electric urban buses to Wiesbaden
Mercedes‑Benz has received a record-breaking order for the eCitaro electric urban bus. This massive order comes from the public transport company ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH from Wiesbaden in Germany's Hesse region.
Visit to "SMMTConnected" event London 4 April 2019
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders SMMT is the well-run UK trade association for the automotive industry. Its conference and exhibition involved about 600 people and it was extremely positive and informative.
EU Charges BMW, Daimler and VW with emissions collusion
The European Commission has informed BMW, Daimler and VW (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche) of its preliminary view that they have breached EU antitrust rules from 2006 to 2014 by colluding to restrict competition on the development of technology to clean the emissions of petrol and diesel passenger cars.
Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing Europe 2019
IDTechEx is the only analyst company in the world following the electrification of 65+ vehicle segments. Looking beyond the battery-electric car movement, it is our position that an equally inevitable transition is taking place, not only with alternative vehicles, but also with alternative forms of powertrain.
Electric Buses and Trucks Essential for EV Winners
Buses and trucks are essentially one business because the same companies increasingly make both using the same technologies.
Electric Vehicles in China: New Insights
China is key to the future of electric vehicles because of formidable innovation and global reach as much as biggest market demand. The new IDTechEx Research report, "Electric Vehicles in China 2019-2029", finds that the market penetration and technical innovation in China of electric buses is more impressive than electric cars. However, it finds that China is extremely backward in certain respects and its success and priorities are not always those that the global media portray.
Electric Vehicle Motor Proliferation Spurs Huge Market
Traction motor sales grow faster than electric vehicle sales because small vehicles such as mobility for the disabled have two motors. IFEVS has put two in microcars for four-wheel drive. In larger cars, two motors is now commonplace for economy, performance, four-wheel drive, vectored steering and attack survival.
BMW and Daimler invest more than €1 billion in joint mobility pr
The BMW Group and Daimler AG are pooling their mobility services to create a new global player providing sustainable urban mobility for customers. The two companies are investing more than €1 billion in total to develop and more closely intermesh their offerings for car-sharing, ride-hailing, parking, charging and multimodal transport.