Business, Technology, Fuel

Mercedes-Benz Plans $8.2 Billion European Battery Venture

Mercedes EQT The Mercedes-Benz EQE electric vehicle. (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg)

Daimler AG will team up with Stellantis NV and TotalEnergies SE to boost the scale of their European battery venture to more than 7 billion euros ($8.2 billion) in a move to secure supplies for electric Mercedes-Benz cars.

September 24, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Mercedes Sketches Out All-Electric Scenario by Decade’s End

Mercedes logo Michael Probst/AP

FRANKFURT, Germany — Daimler AG’s luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz is stepping up its transition to electric cars, doubling the planned share of sales by 2025 and sketching out a market scenario in which new car sales would “in essence” be fully electric by the end of the decade.

David McHugh | Associated Press
July 22, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Mercedes Unveils Electric Van for Growing Battery-Powered Lineup

Mercedes EQT Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz is giving a sneak peek of an electric van that is among the models broadening its battery-powered range over the next year.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
May 10, 2021
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