Tag: Daimler

Electric Supercar Manufacturers Strive To Find More Efficient Motors, Keep Weight Down

The age of all-electric supercars and hypercars has arrived and as car manufacturers look to push performance boundaries to new levels, some are turning to smaller EV specialists. One of these companies is British firm YASA which was recently purchased by Daimler. YASA already suppliers motors to the likes of Ferrari, Koenigsegg, and an unnamed […]

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Daimler To Split Into Two Companies, Luxury Carmaker Mercedes-Benz Group And Daimler Trucks

Daimler will be split into two separate entities, one focusing on passenger vehicles under the newly formed Mercedes-Benz Group moniker from next February, and the other on commercial vehicles as Daimler Trucks. The decision to separate the commercial division was reached at an Extraordinary General Meeting today with the company to list Daimler Truck Holding […]

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BMW And Daimler Sued In Germany For Insufficient Climate Actions, VW Could Be Next

The heads of a German environmental NGO have sued BMW and Daimler for not tightening their carbon emissions goals enough and failing to adequately tackle climate change. The case is the first example of German citizens suing a private company over climate change, reports Reuters. It could therefore be a landmark one, with Volkswagen already likely […]

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Daimler CEO Believes Chip Shortage Could Extend Into 2023

Daimler chief executive Ola Kallenius has suggested that the automotive industry could continue to encounter semiconductor shortages into 2023. Speaking to reporters during a round table event ahead of the Munich Motor Show, Kallenius indicated that the effects of the shortage will continue to be felt for quite some time, Auto News reports. “Several chip […]

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Great Wall Motor Acquires Brazilian Factory From Daimler

Great Wall Motor (GWM) has signed an agreement to acquire Daimler AG’s factory in Iracemapolis, Brazil. The agreement includes a transfer of ownership for the site’s land, buildings, machinery, and all other properties (excluding personnel). The news comes roughly eight months after Daimler announced that it would wind down car production in Brazil due to […]

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Daimler Truck And CATL Deepen Partnership For Electric Trucks

Daimler Truck AG and battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) has announced an expansion of their partnership. The two companies first entered into a lithium-ion battery cell supply agreement in 2019 with CATL to supply cells to the Mercedes-Benz eActros, the Freightliner eCascadia and the eM2. Daimler Truck has now confirmed that CATL […]

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Daimler Is Ready For An Electric Car Future, But Admits It May Cost Jobs

Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius is claiming that the Germak carmaker is well ahead of their 2039 target to gradually eliminate combustion engine cars. In a report by The Financial Times, the auto giant’s chief executive mentioned that high demand for electric Mercedes models had encouraged the company to speed up its transition into an EV manufacturer. […]

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Volvo And Daimler Prefer Hydrogen Over EV For Long-Distance Haulage

Swedish multinational truck manufacture the Volvo Group, and their newest partner, Daimler Truck, have their eyes set on the future of land freight transport, predicting that hydrogen-powered trucks will take over the game within the next decade. A report by the Financial Times quotes Daimler Truck’s current chair of industry leader Martin Daum as believing that […]

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