Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Mercedes-Benz Heavy-Duty eActros Set for Production in 2021

eActros The heavy-duty, battery-electric eActros. (Daimler Truck AG)

Mercedes-Benz Trucks announced series production of its heavy-duty battery-electric eActros model intended for distribution applications is scheduled to start in 2021.

September 25, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Upgrades to Vito Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vito van The Mercedes-Benz diesel-powered Vito van. (Mercedes-Benz AG - Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans)

Mercedes-Benz, a unit of Daimler AG, announced March 10 extensively upgraded versions of its diesel-powered Vito van available for ordering in Europe now and its battery electric eVito model available for ordering this summer.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Plans Assembly Plant in Egypt

Mercedes-Benz Vision van A Mercedes-Benz Vision van is displayed during the opening of the Brussels Auto Show on Jan. 18. (Virginia Mayo/AP)

BERLIN — German automaker Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Cars unit says it is developing plans to open an assembly plant in Egypt.

January 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler Reports Lower 3Q Results Despite Gains in North American Truck Sales

Cascadia on display A 2018 Cascadia on display at Technology & Maintenance Council. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Daimler AG reported lower net income and revenue in the third quarter despite gains at its North American truck business. The company — the world’s largest luxury car manufacturer also is the largest truck maker — had forecast the results in recently released guidance.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 25, 2018
Business, Equipment

Mercedes-Benz Zetros In-Cab Demo

Inside-the-cab video of a Mercedes-Benz Zetros, a model from Mercedes-Benz Special Vehicles that operates essentially as a severe-duty truck.

September 18, 2018
Business, Technology

New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van Adds Digital Tools for Drivers, Fleets

New Sprinter next to its predecessors. The new Sprinter on display next to its predecessors: the previous two Sprinter generations launched in 2006 and 1995 and the TN introduced in 1977. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

AMSTERDAM — The updated Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van will offer a multitude of new options and features when it hits the market later this year, but the most significant additions could be its new connected-vehicle services.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 13, 2018
Business, Technology

Mercedes-Benz Unveils New Sprinter Van

The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van makes its first public appearance Feb. 6, 2018, at the vehicle's world premier in Duisburg, Germany. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

February 6, 2018
Business, Technology

Mercedes-Benz Debuts New Sprinter Van

Unveiling of the new Sprinter From left, Mercedes-Benz’s Dieter Zetsche, Volker Mornhinweg and Wilfried Porth at the unveiling of the new Sprinter in Duisburg, Germany. (Mercedes-Benz)

DUISBURG, Germany — Mercedes-Benz has revealed its new Sprinter, a digitally connected, highly versatile vehicle that can be customized to fit a diverse range of applications, from last-mile delivery to construction work to passenger transport. (See video of unveiling)

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Sprinter Van Redesign Highlights Connectivity, E-Commerce

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Mercedes-Benz plans to unveil the new Sprinter in February, with the U.S. market launch targeted for the fourth quarter of 2018. Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

STUTTGART, Germany — Mercedes-Benz previewed the next iteration of its Sprinter van and highlighted how it is using vehicle connectivity to help customers operate more efficiently and adapt to the demands of e-commerce.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 5, 2017
Business, Technology

Mercedes Plans More Drone Deliveries After 100 Perfect Flights

Delivery drone above a Mercedes-Benz Vito van Delivery drone above a Mercedes-Benz Vito van. (Daimler AG via Bloomberg News)

Mercedes-Benz, conducting the biggest test using drones to ship everyday items such as ground coffee and cellphones, said the mini-aircraft completed 100 drop-offs to strategically placed vans in Zurich with a perfect safety record, and more deliveries are planned for next year.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
November 28, 2017