Daimler Trucks invests half a billion Euros in highly automated trucks
Daimler Trucks announced that it will invest EUR 500 million over the next years and create more than 200 new jobs in its global push to bring highly automated trucks (SAE level 4) to the road within a decade.
Mercedes Benz 3D printed parts
Mercedes Benz is continually expanding its range of genuine replacement parts from the 3D printer.
Auto industry reacts to deal on CO2 targets for cars and vans
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association takes note of the final deal on the CO2 regulation for cars and vans, setting targets for the years 2025 and 2030, which was struck by the EU member states and the European Parliament.
Daimler buys battery cells in a total volume of 20 billion euros
The company is investing ten billion euros in the expansion of the Mercedes-Benz Cars electric fleet and another billion euros in the global battery production network within the worldwide production network.
Industrialization of bipolar batteries with Lithium-ion technology
Better batteries for a greater range of electric vehicles - this is the goal of the "EMBATT-goes-FAB" project sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. For that reason, the four project partners thyssenkrupp System Engineering GmbH, IAV GmbH, Daimler AG and the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS are developing bipolar batteries and processes for their fabrication.
DPD will convert all Hamburg parcel deliveries to electro mobility
By the summer of 2019 at the latest, international parcel and express service provider DPD will be converting its entire parcel deliveries in inner-city districts of Hamburg to electro-mobility.
Mercedes-Benz supplies first fully electrical bus, the eCitaro
Mercedes‑Benz delivered the first series production model of an urban bus with a fully-electric drive system to the public transport company Hochbahn AG in Hamburg. It is part of an order for 20 eCitaro buses.
Alliance Ventures invests in Enevate
Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has announced that it has invested in the latest round of funding in Enevate Corporation, an advanced lithium-ion battery technology company based in Irvine, California.
More power for future electric vehicles
This coming November 14-15 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, leading players in the battery and energy storage industry will compete to capture the audience's attention over what technology is set to dominate in the coming decade.
Tritium announces Gilbarco Veeder-Root makes minority investment
Tritium Pty Ltd, the Australian DC electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions specialists, has announced that Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a Fortive Corporation business, has taken a minority investment in the company.
Will second-life batteries need to compete with new batteries?
Hyundai Motor Group has recently announced a commercial partnership with energy company Wärtsilä to utilize second-life electric vehicle batteries for stationary energy storage at both commercial and utility scales. This is not the first piece of news that automotive companies are trying to give a second life to their retired EV batteries as major EV manufactures including Nissan, Renault, BMW, Daimler, BYD etc. have announced various battery second use projects around the world.
All-electric Mercedes-Benz truck for heavy-duty distribution
Mercedes-Benz Trucks is starting practical trials for its all-electric heavy-duty eActros truck. The retail and logistics service provider Hermes is the first of 20 customers in different sectors who will integrate the electric truck into their fleets. Each customer will use a near-series 18 or 25-tonner in their normal operations for one year to test it for day-to-day suitability.
Automated Valet Parking, park your car by phone
Daimler and Bosch have announced the successful premiere of their joint Automated Valet Parking pilot in Beijing. The technology symbolizes a pioneering effort in infrastructure-supported driverless parking and marks the first pilot of its kind in China.