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Mercedes-Benz heavy-duty eTruck in customer trials

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is bringing an electric heavy-duty truck to market in a small series. The Urban eTruck has 25 tons gross vehicle weight, a payload of 12.8 tons, and a range of up to 200 km. “A low two-figure number of units” will be delivered to customers in Germany this year. They will be used… Read more »

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

After a gradual build-up, Daimler’s automotive brands are now showing their stuff in the EV arenas of three continents. Stateside, the spotlight lands on the new, competitively priced Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), hasn’t been the most visible mover or shaker in electric mobility up to this… Read more »

AMCI’s real-world testing offers a metric to compare EV charging speeds

Reading PRs for new EVs, one might get the impression that charging speed is the most important metric there is. Unfortunately, automakers’ charging speed promises don’t amount to much. How fast a particular EV charges on a particular day depends on so many factors—battery state of charge, preconditioning, even ambient temperature—that the charging times quoted… Read more »

Daimler Buses to supply electric public transport buses and charging infrastructure in The Hague 

Daimler Buses’ e-infrastructure subsidiary, Daimler Buses Solutions, will supply charging stations and charging management, including software and operating concept, for an e-bus depot in the Dutch city of The Hague.  The depot will be operated by public transport provider HTM Personenvervoer. Commissioning of the project is planned for the third quarter of 2024. Daimler Buses… Read more »

New EV charging network backed by 7 major automakers begins operations in North America

Back in July 2023, a group of seven major automakers announced plans to form a public charging joint venture along the lines of the European consortium Ionity. EV fans welcomed the plan to deploy some 30,000 fast charging stations throughout North America, but we’ve heard very little since. Now the venture has a name: IONNA…. Read more »

Food company Mars to order 300 electric heavy-duty trucks

Some may think of Mars as a candy company (your correspondent has a weakness for peanut M&Ms), but it’s a food industry giant that owns 50 global brands, and operates a large truck fleet. Now the company has announced plans to put 300 heavy-duty electric trucks into operation in Europe by 2030, in partnership with… Read more »