Posts Tagged: Daimler EVs

Proterra raises $155 million, will work with Daimler to electrify school buses

Electric bus maker Proterra, a company that we’ve often written about, has secured a new $155-million round of investment, co-led by Daimler (the exact amount Daimler invested has not been divulged). Along with the investment, Daimler and Proterra agreed to “explore the electrification of select Daimler heavy-duty vehicles. The first of these efforts will be… Read more »

AKASOL begins mass production of batteries for Mercedes eCitaro electric bus

This fall, AKASOL is set to begin mass producing batteries for Mercedes-Benz’s eCitaro. AKASOL’s first-generation battery systems will contain ten battery modules for up to 243 kWh per vehicle and a charging rate of up to 300 kW. In order to make this possible, AKASOL uses a water-cooling system to keep its batteries at 25° C in various… Read more »

Hamburg transit operator orders 20 Mercedes-Benz Citaro electric buses

Hamburger Hochbahn, which operates 111 bus routes in Germany’s second-largest city, has ordered 20 of Mercedes-Benz’s new battery-electric Citaro city buses. The first two units are to be delivered by the end of this year. The new, fully electrically powered Citaro will enter series production before the end of this year. The drive system of… Read more »

Mercedes Wallbox home charger adds more power and fleet-friendly features

Mercedes-Benz has added more power and new features to its Wallbox home charging station. The new version offers up to 22 kW of power, and makes it possible to control various functions from a smartphone, including charging control, user management and consumption overview. The new Wallbox comes in three versions: the basic Wallbox Home, the… Read more »

Mercedes begins real-world testing of its eActros electric truck, with a wary eye on the Tesla Semi

Mercedes-Benz Trucks will put its new electric truck, the eActros, on the road with customers for real-world trials in 2018. Ten vehicles in two variants, with a gross vehicle weight of 18 or 25 tons, will be tested under real-life conditions by ten customers in Germany and Switzerland. These customers operate in different sectors and… Read more »

Mercedes to build EVs in six plants on three continents

Mercedes-Benz is in the process of building out hubs for the production of EVs and batteries around the globe, and plans to build its EVs in six plants on three continents. By 2022, Daimler plans to have at least one electrified option in all Mercedes model series. The company will offer more than 50 electrified… Read more »

Electric Mercedes Citaro city bus to debut in 2018

Mercedes-Benz will introduce its all-electric Citaro city bus in September 2018 at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover. The plug-in Citaro will feature a Li-ion battery pack with a modular design, enabling customized solutions. The vehicle is driven by electric wheel hub motors at the rear axle, a system already proven in the Citaro… Read more »

Mercedes to invest $1 billion to build electric SUVs, batteries in Alabama

Daimler has announced that it will invest up to $1 billion to build electric SUVs and batteries at its assembly plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The company said it will build a new battery plant near the site in 2018, and that production of a Mercedes-Benz EQ electric SUV will begin “early next decade.” More than… Read more »

Mercedes asks car buyers if they’re interested in EVs – and gets a reality check

Like most of the legacy auto brands, Mercedes has given conflicting signals about its interest in electrification. Its only EV to date, the B-Class Electric, was a compliance car that it sold in limited volume, and recently discontinued. However, the company says it plans to introduce a line of purpose-built EVs under the new EQ… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz to enter Formula E in season six

Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to enter the FIA Formula E Championship for the 2019/20 season. “We’re witnessing a transformation that will first change our cities, and then our roads,” said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag. “Formula E is the championship that embodies that change, and together with all our teams and manufacturers we’ll keep pushing… Read more »