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DB Schenker to add 100 Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul trucks to its fleet

German logistics and freight transport company DB Schenker has signed a joint letter of intent with Mercedes-Benz Trucks to acquire 100 eActros LongHaul trucks for European long-distance haulage as part of DB Schenker’s goal of achieving CO2 neutrality by 2040. According to Mercedes-Benz, the electric truck, expected to be ready for series production in 2024… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz eActros 300 operates electrically from the Arctic Circle to Germany

During six consecutive days in March, engineers from Mercedes-Benz Trucks, a Daimler subsidiarysubjected a near-series prototype of the company’s eActros 300 electric tractor unit to rugged practical testing, covering the approximately 3,000 kilometers between Rovaniemi, Finland and the German city of Stuttgart. The purpose was to test the heavy-duty vehicle under varied and difficult climatic… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz announces plans for its new eSprinter electric van

Mercedes-Benz has announced that production of the electric version of its popular Sprinter van will start in the second half of 2023, in both North America and Europe. The new eSprinter is set to launch in the US and Canada in the second half of 2023, and the market launch in Europe will follow towards… Read more »

Dachser to order 50 Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul trucks

German logistics service provider Dachser has signed a letter of intent to add 50 Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul electric trucks to its European fleet. The e-truck, with a range of around 500 km (310 miles), is expected to be ready for series production by 2024. Dachser has been using EVs such as the FUSO eCanter and… Read more »

Wolfspeed silicon carbide devices to power future Mercedes-Benz EV platforms

Wolfspeed (NYSE: WOLF) has announced that it will supply silicon carbide devices to power future Mercedes-Benz EV platforms. Wolfspeed’s semiconductors will be incorporated into next-generation powertrain systems for several Mercedes vehicle lines. Wolfspeed says its SiC devices enable greater efficiency in the powertrain, delivering improved vehicle range and power, and will enable performance-oriented automaker Mercedes-Benz… Read more »

Mercedes to launch branded EV fast charging network, starting in North America

Mercedes-Benz plans to launch a DC fast charging network across North America, Europe, China and “other key markets.” It will begin this year in the US and Canada, and hopes to have the full network in place before the end of the decade, when the automaker means to go all-electric “wherever market conditions allow.” Recently,… Read more »

New Mercedes eSprinter delivery van demonstrates 300-mile range, will be sold in the US

Mercedes-Benz is preparing to release an improved version of its eSprinter electric delivery van, and—hurrah!—will start selling it in the US. The current-generation eSprinter, which is sold only in Europe, manages a mere 93 miles of range. A pre-production prototype of the new version recently took a road trip from Mercedes HQ in Stuttgart to… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz introduces electric EQE Sedan

The upcoming EQE Sedan is an electric version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It’s based on the Mercedes-EQ electric architecture (EVA2). The 2023 model is scheduled to arrive in US dealerships in the fall, at a starting price of $74,900. All EQE models have an electric drivetrain (eATS) on the rear axle. The 2023 lineup includes… Read more »

Vienna’s Wiener Linien orders 60 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses

The Wiener Linien transport company, which operates the subway, bus and streetcar networks in Vienna, Austria, has ordered 60 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses, to be delivered between 2023 and 2025. Wiener Linien plans to convert 9 of its 127 routes to electric operation with the low-floor eCitaro by the end of 2025. The 12-meter solo… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz unveils electric trucks for construction site applications

Mercedes-Benz Trucks presented several battery-electric trucks for construction site applications at this year’s bauma construction industry trade show in Munich. The manufacturer showed a “concept prototype” of the eActros LongHaul, which features an electric power take-off for semi-trailers such as tippers, making it suitable for deliveries to construction sites. Mercedes has already been equipping the… Read more »