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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-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 »

Mercedes-Benz acquires motor technology firm YASA

Mercedes-Benz has announced the acquisition of YASA, a manufacturer of electric drive technology. YASA will operate as a subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz, but will continue to operate from its headquarters in Oxford, England. YASA will provide electric motors for Mercedes-Benz’s AMG.EA electric platform, while continuing to supply existing automotive supercar customers. YASA says its proprietary axial-flux… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz triples global plug-in sales, meets 2020 European emissions targets

Which auto brands will meet the EU’s ever-tightening emissions targets? The answer may provide an indication of which brands are serious about electrification. Mercedes-Benz seems to want to be included on that list—the company reported significant progress on its “journey towards CO2 neutrality” in 2020. Mercedes-Benz Cars sold more than 160,000 PHEVs and EVs worldwide… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz Bank offers insurance especially designed for EVs

Mercedes-Benz Bank, together with insurance partner R+V/KRAVAG, is now offering insurance policies specially adapted to the requirements of commercial EV owners. The full coverage insurance includes cover for inductive charging plates, charging cables and wallboxes, disposal costs for the battery, and replacement value cover for the vehicle and the battery. The eVan insurance is currently… Read more »

Amazon orders 1,800 Mercedes-Benz electric vans

Amazon made a splash in the EV world last September when it ordered 100,000 electric delivery vans from EV startup Rivian. Now the company says it will buy an additional 1,800 electric vans from Mercedes-Benz. The order includes 1,200 large eSprinter electric vans and 600 medium-size eVito electric vans. It represents Mercedes-Benz Vans’ largest order… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz and Geely register smart Automobile Co. joint venture in China

Automotive powerhouses Mercedes-Benz and Geely have formally established the global joint venture “smart Automobile Co., Ltd.” for the smart brand. Each company will contribute 2.7 billion RMB in capital. The new JV, headquartered in Hangzhou Bay, China, will design the new vehicles using the Mercedes-Benz Design network, while Geely Holding will be responsible for development… Read more »