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Rock Tech Lithium to supply Canadian lithium to Mercedes for processing in Germany

Mercedes-Benz Group AG and the Government of Canada have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore deeper cooperation across all stages of the automotive value chain—from technical development and the extraction of raw materials to production, service life and recycling.   A key focus will be securing sustainable sources of raw materials. Canada, which has… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz Trucks charging park allows customers to test charging solutions

Mercedes-Benz Trucks, along with project partner Netze BW, has opened a charging park for customers in Wörth am Rhein, Germany. At the eTruck Charging Park, electric truck customers can test charging stations and charging concepts from various manufacturers, and work with on-site experts from Mercedes-Benz to develop tailor-made charging solutions. The eTruck Charging Park has… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz Energy to supply second-life EV batteries to Moment Energy

Moment Energy, a Canadian energy-storage startup, has reached a supply agreement for second-life EV batteries with Mercedes-Benz Energy. “We’re excited to work with Mercedes-Benz Energy to ensure that EV batteries are given a second life in stationary energy storage applications,” says co-founder and COO of Moment Energy Sumreen Rattan. Moment Energy’s 60 kWh energy storage… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz to begin production of eEconic, an electric truck for specialty municipal applications

An oft-cited obstacle to the electrification of municipal vehicle fleets is that electric versions of specialty vehicles such as refuse trucks and fire trucks are not available. Now Daimler Truck has taken a step toward filling this niche with the launch of the Mercedes-Benz eEconic, a new e-truck designed for municipal use. The key technical… Read more »

Mercedes to use Sila’s silicon anode chemistry in forthcoming electric G-Class

Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will use Sila’s silicon anode chemistry in EV batteries that will be optional in its upcoming electric G-Class SUV. The company says the batteries will be produced with 100% renewable energy and will be available at mid-decade. Mercedes-Benz says, “Compared to today’s commercially available cells with a comparable format, Sila’s… Read more »

Mercedes VISION EQXX makes 747-mile road trip from Germany to England on a single charge

The Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX, a research vehicle designed for maximum efficiency, demonstrated its 1,000 km+ range on a road trip from Stuttgart to Cassis, France in April. Now the test car has cracked the thousand-kilometer mark again, driving 747 miles on a single charge on its way to the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed in… Read more »

Mercedes battery pack plant in Alabama will shorten supply chain, reduce emissions

Mercedes-Benz has opened a battery pack factory in Bibb County, Alabama, near a plant in Tuscaloosa where the company will soon be building its new EQE and EQS electric SUVs for the US market. The new plant will not be manufacturing cells, but rather assembling purchased cells into packs for the EQE and EQS. The… Read more »

Mercedes outlines battery recycling strategy, will open recycling plant in Germany in 2023

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled plans to expand its global battery recycling strategy. The automaker will build its own battery recycling plant in Kuppenheim, Germany, and plans to enlist partners for battery recycling in China and the US. “Mercedes-Benz is pursuing a maximum circular economy for all raw materials used,” said Board Member Jörg Burzer. “Sustainable battery… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz teams up with ProLogium on solid-state batteries

Mercedes-Benz and battery firm ProLogium are teaming up to develop solid-state batteries. The automaker will make an unspecified investment in ProLogium, and will take a seat on the company’s board of directors. The first test vehicles using the new batteries are not expected to appear for several years. “We believe that range and efficiency are… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz launches electric bus chassis for Brazilian market

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new electric bus chassis developed for the Brazilian market. The eO500U chassis will be launched in 2022 for Brazil and Latin America, and will also be commercialized in Europe and Oceania. The new chassis was developed by Mercedes’s Brazilian engineering team, and has been extensively tested in Germany. It is a… Read more »