Autonomous Vehicles

Report: New Mercedes C-Class Gets Mobility Tech

Daimler AG’s next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class midsize car will feature a variety electrified powertrain options and automated driving technologies, Autocar reports.
#tech #Bosch #europe


Daimler Fined €870 Million for Diesel Emissions

Prosecutors in Germany have fined Daimler AG €870 million ($958 million) for rigging 684,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles to evade European emission limits.
#Volkswagen #europe #MercedesBenz


Mercedes Partners with Electric Scooter Company

Early next year Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit and Micro Scooter Ltd. will begin offering an electric scooter to be co-branded by both companies.
#MercedesBenz #europe #BMW


Daimler to Focus on Electric Powertrains

Daimler AG will concentrate future powertrain efforts on all-electric systems, development chief Markus Schaefer tells Auto Motor und Sport.
#Freightliner #Daimler #europe


Car Sales in Europe Skidded 9% in August

Retail deliveries of new cars and light trucks across Europe shrank 9% to 1.07 million units in August, trade group ACEA reports.
#PSAPeugeotCitroen #Chrysler #Ford


CATL to Supply EV Batteries to Daimler Trucks

Daimler AG’s Trucks & Buses unit will source lithium-ion battery modules from China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) for a variety of electric trucks, starting in 2021.
#Freightliner #europe #Daimler

Maybach SUV to Get November Reveal

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit will unveil the Maybach variant of its GLS large crossover vehicle in November.
#MercedesBenz #Maybach #Daimler

Renault's Alpine Unit Names New Chief

Renault SA has appointed Patrick Marinoff as managing director of its Alpine sub-brand.
#europe #Renault #Daimler


Daimler to Buy Battery Cells From Farasis Energy

Daimler AG says it has agreed to add China’s Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co. Ltd. to the list of companies supplying battery cells for its electric cars.
#europe #Daimler #Carbon

Car/Ride Sharing

Geely Invests in Second Flying Car Company

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which acquired flying car developer Terrafugia Inc. two years ago, has invested in German startup Volocopter GmbH.
#Geely #europe #Daimler


Hyundai/Kia Join European EV Charging Network

Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate have joined Ionity GmbH, a consortium that is building an ultra-high-speed charging network in Europe for electric vehicles.
#Kia #Ford #Volkswagen


Sales of Electrified Cars to Quadruple in Europe

Deliveries of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles across Europe will jump fourfold to 1 million units in 2020, predicts Europe’s Transport & Environment group.
#Carbon #europe #MINI


Daimler to Add EV Production in China

Daimler AG will begin local production of its first electric vehicle in China, the EQC SUV/crossover, later this year.
#europe #Daimler #BAIC

Autonomous Vehicles

Mercedes to Add Electric Citan Van

Daimler AG says it will continue its partnership with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance to develop a next-generation version of the Mercedes-Benz Citan delivery vehicle, including an all-electric variant.
#Mitsubishi #europe #Renault


VW: No Interest in Buying Tesla Stake

Volkswagen AG denies a report earlier today that says the German carmaker wants to buy a stake in Tesla Inc.
#Tesla #europe #Daimler


Audi to Join BMW-Daimler Autonomy Alliance

Audi reportedly will join a BMW-Daimler partnership announced in February to develop advanced control systems for self-driving vehicles.
#europe #Audi #BMW


India Stalls on Plan to Ban Piston Engines

India, which formulated a plan two years ago to ban the sale of piston-powered vehicles by 2030, confirms it has not yet made the deadline official.
#asia #Daimler


Trump Chides Carmakers on Fuel Economy Pact

President Donald Trump has rebuked four carmakers for rejecting his plan to freeze fuel economy standards next year.
#Ford #Honda #Volkswagen


Mercedes May Join Calif. Fuel Economy Coalition

Daimler AG is preparing to join four other major carmakers in backing a California scheme to boost fuel economy in spite of Trump administration plans to the contrary.
#Carbon #Volkswagen #Daimler


Daimler Ponders Overhaul of Mercedes Vans Unit

Daimler AG says it is reviewing the product lineup for its Mercedes-Benz Vans unit and pondering other steps to cut fixed costs and streamline the division’s management structure.
#Takata #europe #Daimler