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Posts Tagged: Daimler EVs

Daimler Truck works with German machinery manufacturer Manz to develop battery tech

Daimler Truck has acquired a ten-percent stake in the German high-tech machine manufacturer Manz. The two companies will form a strategic partnership to establish a pilot line for the production of battery cells and the assembly of batteries at Daimler Truck’s Mannheim site. The aim is to develop innovative battery technology and associated production processes… Read more »

Food distributor Sysco to buy up to 800 Freightliner eCascadia electric Class 8 trucks

When it comes to commercial vehicle electrification, fleet operators have spent the last decade piddling around with pilots of a few vehicles. Thank goodness, it appears that those days are over—we’re seeing more and more announcements of serious orders. The latest of these comes from food service distribution giant Sysco, which has signed a letter… Read more »

Daimler Truck forms joint venture to deploy US commercial charging network

Daimler Truck North America, NextEra Energy Resources and BlackRock Renewable Power plan to form a joint venture to deploy a nationwide US charging network for medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles. Construction at the first sites is set to begin in 2023. Initial funding is expected to be around $650 million, divided equally… Read more »

Volvo, Daimler and Traton to build high-power charging network for commercial EVs in Europe

Commercial vehicle manufacturers Volvo Group, Daimler Truck and the Traton Group have agreed to create a joint venture to build and operate a high-power public charging network for heavy-duty long-haul trucks and coaches across Europe. The planned JV, which will be equally owned by the three firms, is scheduled to start operations in 2022. The… Read more »

California project deploys 100 electric regional haul and drayage trucks

Regional haul and drayage trucks, which transfer loads to and from ports, warehouses and logistics hubs, are a perfect use case for EVs, and present opportunities for dramatic emissions reductions. The South Coast Air Quality Management District, along with other state agencies, has announced a project to deploy 100 battery-electric regional haul and drayage trucks… Read more »

Daimler, Traton and Volvo to build a European charging network for heavy-duty trucks

Three of Europe’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers—Daimler Truck, the Volvo Group, and the Traton Group (owner of the Scania, MAN and Navistar brands)—have signed a non-binding agreement to build a public charging network for battery-electric heavy-duty long-haul trucks and coaches across Europe. The agreement lays the foundation of a future joint venture, which is to… Read more »

Thomas Built Buses delivers 50th Proterra Powered electric school bus

Thomas Built Buses (TBB), a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, together with vehicle dealer Sonny Merryman and commercial EV manufacturer Proterra, recently celebrated the delivery of the 50th Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley battery-electric school bus. The milestone delivery went to Loudon County Public Schools in Virginia as part of Dominion Energy’s Electric School Bus Initiative…. Read more »

Swiss city of Basel orders 62 electric buses from Mercedes and Hess

The city of Basel, located on the Rhine at the confluence of Switzerland, Germany and France, plans to fully electrify its bus routes, and power them with 100% renewable energy, by 2027. Basler Verkehrs-Betriebe (BVB)’s fleet currently includes 115 buses serving 14 routes (there are also 135 trams serving 9 lines). The city’s latest tender… Read more »

Daimler, BMW, bp join to invest in EV charging venture

The BMW Group, Daimler Mobility and bp will each acquire a 33.3% stake in Digital Charging Solutions (DCS), a European developer of digital charging solutions for auto manufacturers and fleet operators. DCS works with OEMs to integrate its charging solutions into vehicle operating systems. The company currently operates charging services for BMW and Daimler, including… Read more »

Heavy-duty electric trucks start to appear in fleets

Charged has been reporting on electric trucks for a decade, but the electrification of real-world fleets has been frustratingly slow, and several would-be e-truck builders have gone bust waiting for fleet operators to conduct years-long pilots. Now we’re finally starting to see some large orders. Will 2021 be the year of the electric truck? A… Read more »