Tag: Daimler

Daimler Is Splitting Into Two Separate Companies, Car Side Will Be Renamed Mercedes-Benz

Daimler is splitting into two separate and “independent pure-play companies.” The move is “designed to unlock the full potential of its businesses,” and will see the company’s truck and bus unit spun-off into a new entity called Daimler Truck. The automaker says Daimler Truck will have a fully independent management team as well as its […]

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New Car Registrations Down By 25.5% Year-to-Date In The EU

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to leave its mark on the automotive industry, as in the first 11 months of the year new passenger car registrations dropped by 25.5 percent in the European Union. Sales plummeted from almost 12 million to around 9 million from January to November compared to the same period […]

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Mercedes Ready To Begin EV Production Across The Globe

Daimler’s EV production network is ready to begin manufacturing Mercedes-EQ models across the globe using existing plants. Come 2022, the carmaker’s portfolio will hold eight fully-electric Mercedes-EQ vehicles. Sitting at the head of the table will be the EQS flagship sedan, which will go into production in Sindelfingen, Germany, early next year. Other production sites […]

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Pro-Brexit Billionaire Owner Of Ineos To Build New SUV In France Instead Of Britain At Smart Factory

Ineos Automotive has officially completed the purchase of Daimler’s factory in Hambach, France, and will have the facility ready for the production start of the Grenadier there in late 2021. The decision comes as somewhat of a surprise as the owner of Ineos, British tycoon and ardent Brexit campaigner, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, was originally planning […]

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French Unions On Board With Ineos Automotive Buying Daimler’s Smart Plant

Ineos Automotive, the startup backed by petrochemicals giant Ineos, is close to finalizing the purchase of Daimler’s Smart plant in Hambach, France. First announced in late August, Ineos Automotive’s intention to buy the factory located in eastern France is very likely to materialize in the coming weeks after unions approved the project. Daimler announced this […]

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Daimler Trucks Teams Up With Waymo To Develop Level 4 Autonomous Trucks

Daimler Trucks has signed a global strategic partnership with Waymo to deploy autonomous SAE L4 technology. Initially, the collaboration between the two companies will materialize in a self-driving Freightliner Cascadia truck from Daimler Trucks North America featuring Waymo’s automated driver technology. The autonomous Freightliner Cascadia truck, equipped with the Waymo Driver, will be available to […]

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Mercedes-Benz Targets Porsche With Performance Hybrids And EVs

Daimler chief executive Ola Kallenius has confirmed that Mercedes-Benz is looking to chase after Porsche with performance-focused plug-in hybrids and all-electric models. In recent years, the car manufacturer has been increasing its focus on electric vehicles, launching the EQC SUV and since confirming the likes of the EQS, EQE Sedan and EQE SUV for production. […]

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Mercedes-Benz To Axe Renault-Sourced 1.5L dCi Diesel From A- And B-Class?

The Renault-Daimler partnership that saw several Mercedes-Benz compact cars get the French automaker’s 1.5-liter diesel engine was formed more than two years ago, but it appears that the German brand’s smallest models will stop using the mill. The first step in this direction will reportedly take place later this month, when the A-Class and B-Class […]

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