This week on the “Gas2 Week in Review” we focus on electric vehicles that aren’t intended to someday replace your father’s Chevy — those commercial vehicles with real potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Browsing the "Daimler" Tag
Daimler, which owns Thomas Built Buses, says it will begin offering an electric school bus with 100 miles of range to North American customers beginning in 2019.
Ford, Daimler, Volkswagen, and BMW have formed a partnership to build 400 fast charger locations throughout Europe. It will be called Ionity and will utilize the CCS charging standard.
Mitusbishi FUSO and Freightliner, both divisions of Daimler, are busy working on electric truck products for light and medium duty use.
Daimler and its partners are constructing the world’s largest grid storage faciltiy using repurposed batteries from electric cars. Is that a good idea?
Daimler’s Car2Go Car sharing service has begun operating in the Chinese city of Chongqing. The service has signed up 78,000 subscribers in its first 2 months of operation.
Shareholders at the Daimler annual meeting got into a beef over the sausage being served at the company buffet. A fight ensued and the police had to be called to calm things down.
All the hype surrounding the reveal of the Tesla Model 3 has Daimler shareholders worried. At the annual meeting this week in Berlin, they had sharp questions for senior managers about how the company plans to respond to the challenge posed by Tesla.
BMW’s car sharing service, DriveNow, is testing the waters in the city of Seattle, where it would compete with Mercedes’ Car2Go service. BMW uses i3 sedans for DriveNow duty.
Officials in Europe are suggesting that a wider probe into emissions cheating by all manufacturers is called for. Germany, France and Italy are the leaders.
At this month’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz revealed the Concept IAA, which is a plug-in hybrid car with a 279 HP (205 kW) engine that can take it up to 155 MPH. The “IAA” stands for Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile (but we imagine it’s a pun since the Frankfurt Motor Show is also abbreviated IAA). Just another […]
Via EV Obsession: Well, let’s be honest, August was a lame sales month for electric car lovers. There are clear reasons for this. Historically, the two highest-selling electric cars in the US have been the Nissan LEAF and the Chevy Volt. The 2nd-generation Chevy Volt, much improved and even a little cheaper, is just hitting the […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. It’s no surprise to see that German car companies continue to top the electric car sales table in Germany, but after test driving the Audi A3 e-tron myself, I have to admit that I’m surprised to see it and its almost identical cousin, the Volkswagen Golf GTE, topping the tables. The […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Well, the Netherlands is certainly turning out to be one of the most interesting electric vehicle markets in the world. It is #2 in terms of electric cars’ percentage of total new car sales, but the cars leading the pack keep changing. The Dutch plug-in hybrid fetish is apparently as strong […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Well, that was a crappy month… if you’re an electric car fan. Almost across the board, US electric car sales were down in July 2015 compared to July 2014. However, three models were up — the Tesla Model S ($75,000), the Mercedes B-Class Electric ($41,450), and the BMW i3 (42,400). […]
I’ve been long planning to do an EV owner and lessee survey like this, so I am super eager to see the results. (I’m going to have a hard time not watching them obsessively as they come in.) But the key, of course, is getting EV owners and lessees to complete the survey. If you drive […]