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Posts Tagged: Daimler EVs

Daimler unveils battery-electric eActros LongHaul truck

Daimler Truck unveiled its new heavy-duty Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul electric truck at the recent IAA Transportation show in Hanover, Germany. The eActros LongHaul has a range of around 500 km, and is capable of megawatt charging, which allows charging from 20 to 80 percent in “well under 30 minutes.” It features three LFP battery packs… 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 »

Traton, Daimler and Volvo form European charging infrastructure joint venture

In January, the Traton Group, Daimler Truck, and the Volvo Group announced plans to form a joint venture to build a high-power charging network for commercial EVs in Europe. Now the companies have completed the final steps in forming the new JV, and have appointed Anja van Niersen, a charging industry veteran who previously served… Read more »

Daimler tests new eActros truck-and-trailer combo in the Black Forest

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has launched a new phase of practical tests for the eActros, which has now been approved as a truck-and-trailer combination with a total weight of 40 tons. The combination has been handed over to transport firm Logistik Schmitt in the northern Black Forest for endurance testing. The vehicle is already available to order… 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 »

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 »