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2020
19 Feb 2020

Global Initiative for Electric-Truck Charging Infrastructure

The E-Mobility Group of Daimler Trucks & Buses is now launching a worldwide initiative to establish a charging infrastructure for battery-electric trucks. The initial focus is on charging stations installed at the depots of truck customers.
18 Feb 2020

BioTech Foods

BioTech Foods is a Spanish start-up developing technology to create meat products from cultured animal cells, enabling the production of meat without requiring animal slaughter. In January 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with BioTech Foods CEO Iñigo Charola.
17 Feb 2020

Alpiq and Mercedes-Benz Energy to Make Batteries for Industrial Use

Alpiq and Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH have concluded a delivery agreement addressing the stationary use of electric car batteries. To achieve their objective of using resources sustainably and increasing the economic efficiency of electric mobility, Alpiq and Mercedes-Benz Energy are teaming up to make batteries available for industrial use.
6 Feb 2020

Hydro-Québec Partners with Mercedes-Benz on Solid-State Batteries

The battery is not an off-the-shelf product, but an integral part of the vehicle architecture. The intelligence of the battery lies in a highly complex overall system, which defines the characteristics of the vehicle with respect to performance, range and charging times.
22 Jan 2020

Mercedes-Benz eEconic Electric Garbage Truck

Daimler Trucks is taking the next logical step in the electrification of trucks with the battery-electric low-floor truck Mercedes-Benz eEconic. Customer testing of the eEconic for municipal use will begin in 2021.
13 Jan 2020

IBM and Daimler use Quantum Computer to Develop Next-Gen Batteries

Electric vehicles have an Achilles heel: the capacity and speed-of-charging of their batteries. A quantum computing breakthrough by researchers at IBM and Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, could help tackle this challenge.
2019
20 Dec 2019

Electric Vehicles: A Look Back at 2019

Few of the giant car makers have shown urgency in transitioning away from the internal combustion engine. What's more, the automotive market is set to decline once again in 2019 whilst electrifying newcomers made huge gains in front of sleeping incumbents' noses. Although a large fraction of this is orders (not deliveries), if OEMs do not wake up now, they never will.
19 Dec 2019

Heavy Metals Free Battery Design

IBM Research is building on a long history of materials science innovation to unveil a new battery discovery. This new research could help eliminate the need for heavy metals in battery production and transform the long-term sustainability of many elements of our energy infrastructure.
13 Dec 2019

Start of Production of Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

The founder of its own segment - the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter - is taking the next step and will, in the future, also be operating fully electrically too.
13 Nov 2019

The German Bus Industry is Dying

Daimler was once number one in buses worldwide. Now it is the Chinese with Yutong number one worldwide almost entirely due to dominating in the huge Chinese market which did not exist in Daimler's glory days.
28 Oct 2019

Daimler Trucks Targets Completely CO2-Neutral Fleet of New EVs by 2039

Daimler Trucks & Buses pursues a sustainable corporate strategy and aims to offer only new vehicles that are CO2-neutral in driving operation in the triad markets of Europe, Japan and NAFTA by 2039.
25 Oct 2019

Race for 1000 km Electric Vehicles

Range sells electric cars. Long range ones sell in 100 times the numbers and have three times the resale value. In this article Dr Peter Harrop discusses the future of electric vehicles capable of 1000km range.
24 Oct 2019

Will Fuel Cells Succeed in Buses?

At the world's largest bus event, Busworld in Belgium in October 21-23 2019, Herald Ruijters of DG Move in the European Commission was very enthusiastic about fuel cell buses.
18 Oct 2019

Rivian Overblown?

Those desperate to invest in "The next Tesla" continue to pile into start-up Rivian, the latest $350 million coming from a media company. That takes investment up to the $2 billion level familiar at Tesla.
3 Oct 2019

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 2019

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.
18 Sep 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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.
22 Aug 2019

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.