Posts Tagged: Daimler EVs

Mercedes-Benz factory transitions to producing batteries and electric powertrain components

The Mercedes-Benz plant at Untertürkheim, Germany, the home of Daimler headquarters, will make a transition from producing legacy engines, transmissions and axles to producing powertrain components for EVs. This will include new battery production, and the assembly of electric modules for front and rear axles. The Untertürkheim plant, which was built in 1904 and currently… Read more »

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 »

Mercedes to offer wireless charging system using Qualcomm Halo technology

When Mercedes updates its S550e plug-in hybrid in 2017, it plans to offer a wireless charging (WEVC) system, manufactured by a Tier 1 power electronics supplier that has licensed Qualcomm’s Halo technology. Qualcomm and Daimler didn’t say which supplier would be producing the wireless system for Mercedes, but in July, Qualcomm entered into a license… Read more »

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 – the ultimate luxury EV?

There are several “luxury” EVs on the market or in the pipeline, but this concept car from Daimler takes automotive indulgence to a new level. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 coupé, which was introduced at the recent Monterey Car Week, was designed as an EV, with styling that recalls the aero coupés of a bygone affluent… Read more »

Mercedes said to be planning new line of EVs

Mercedes-Benz is planning a new line of electric vehicles, including two SUVs and two sedans, Bloomberg reported, citing two unnamed sources. The company will create a new sub-brand, and the new electric line-up will reach dealers before the end of the decade. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said in June that the company planned to unveil… Read more »

Mercedes presents electric delivery truck

Despite the demonstrable savings, commercial vehicles have been slower to electrify than passenger cars, and the majors have mostly left the field open for start-up firms such as Motiv Power Systems and Wrightspeed. However, as performance improves and emissions regulations tighten (some European cities are making noises about someday banning ICE trucks from city centers),… Read more »

Convinced that the market is ready for plug-ins, Daimler invests 7 billion euros

Daimler has cranked up the voltage several notches with a series of EV-related announcements. The German auto giant plans to invest €7 billion ($7.9 billion) in green tech R&D over the next two years. Mercedes’ seventh and eighth PHEV models, the GLC Coupé 350 e 4MATIC and the E 350 e, are to arrive in… Read more »

Daimler to bring BEV and fuel cell buses into production by 2018

Daimler Buses has announced that it plans to bring both the battery-electric Citaro E-CELL and the hydrogen-powered Citaro F-CELL to production standard and into service by 2018. The two models are based on a joint E-Mobility platform that includes charging systems with plug-in technology as well as current collector systems on the roof of the… Read more »

New Mercedes E-Class will include a PHEV version

Electric technology continues to creep into new cars, especially at the upper end of the market. Mercedes-Benz’s tenth generation E-Class sedan, introduced at the Detroit auto show in January, will feature the company’s ECO start/stop function on all engine types. Daimler has also announced that the new E-Class will be offered in a plug-in hybrid… Read more »

SK Innovation to supply Li-ion battery cells for Mercedes EVs

Korea-based SK Innovation has been selected as a Lithium-ion battery cell supplier for Mercedes-Benz EV projects. SK Innovation released no details of the arrangement, saying only that its battery cells “will be deployed in multiple electric vehicle models in diverse segments.” SK Innovation says it has recently doubled capacity at its plant in Seosan, Korea,… Read more »