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Daimler Refuses Geely Offer To Buy Stake In German Brand 30
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Daimler, Geely, Reports on 11 30th, 2017


Daimler has refused an offer from Chinese automaker Geely to purchase a 5 per cent stake in the company.

According to Reuters, Geely offered to purchase 5 per cent of Daimler through a discounted share placement in a deal which would cost approximately $4.5 billion at market prices.

Insiders believe Geely wants to gain access to Daimler’s electric vehicle technology as tough new emissions laws are passed in China. Upon refusing the offer, Daimler said Geely can buy shares in the open market.

Although Geely has failed to comment on the reports, a Daimler spokesman said it is welcome to new investors with long-term interest in the company.

If Daimler did accept Geely’s offer, the Chinese firm would have become Daimler’s third-largest shareholder behind the Kuwait Investment Authority and BlackRock.

Daimler already has joint ventures with Chinese carmakers BAIC Motor Corp and BYD.

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Daimler Plugs In A New Electric School Bus, Production Starts In 2019 9
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Daimler, Electric Vehicles, Reports on 11 9th, 2017


Daimler is among many automakers committed to making the future of motoring emissions free, and an electric school bus is part of that plan.

Developed under their North American subsidiary Thomas Built Buses, a company founded in 1916 that’s known worldwide for its yellow school buses made for films and television, it’s called the ‘Saf-T-Liner C2’, or ‘Jouley’.

“During the development of the Saf-T-Liner C2 Electric Bus Thomas Built Buses was able to draw upon Daimler’s electric technology resources”, Daimler explained, adding that Thomas Built Busses holds a market share of 38.7 percent.

The German automotive giant says that it can take 81 kids to school “safely, quietly, and emission-free”, and that it has a 160kWh battery as standard that provides a total driving range of up to 99 miles (160km). Additionally, more battery packs can be fitted as optional extras, thus increasing its zero-emission range, but Daimler has remained tight-lipped about additional details.

Still, the Jouley school bus will hit the assembly lines in 2019, so expect to see one in your neighborhood, nationwide, in the coming years.

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BMW, Daimler, Ford, And VW Team Up To Launch European Charging Joint Venture 3
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in audi, BMW, Daimler, Electric Vehicles, Ford, mercedes, porsche, VW on 11 3rd, 2017


BMW, Daimler, Ford, and the Volkswagen Group have teamed up to form a new joint venture called IONITY.

Created to develop and implement a high-power charging network across Europe, IONITY aims to make long distance travel in electric vehicles easier and less frustrating. The joint venture will be based in Munich and has plans open approximately 400 charging stations in Europe by 2020.

20 stations are slated to be opened later this year and they will be located on major roads in Austria, Germany, and Norway. The stations will be located 120 km (74 miles) apart from each other and have a capacity of up to 350 kW per charging point.

Each station will use the European Combined Charging System standard and it promises to “significantly reduce charging times compared to existing systems.” The use of the standard will also allow multiple customers, driving different manufacturer cars, to charge their vehicles simultaneously.

The network will expand to more than 100 stations in 2018 and companies all have equal shares in the joint venture. Other automakers have been invited to help expand the network and IONITY’s goal is to help make electric vehicles more appealing to consumers.

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Daimler Presents E-Fuso Vision One EV Truck With 350Km Range In Tokyo 25
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Daimler, Electric Vehicles, japan, Mitsubishi, Tokyo Motor Show, Trucks on 10 25th, 2017


Daimler is now looking to put some pressure on Volkswagen's Truck and Bus division by launching a brand new product brand called Mitsubishi Fuso Truck.
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Daimler Presents E-Fuso Vision One EV Truck With 350Km Range In Tokyo 25
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Daimler, Electric Vehicles, japan, Mitsubishi, Tokyo Motor Show, Trucks on 10 25th, 2017


Daimler is now looking to put some pressure on Volkswagen's Truck and Bus division by launching a brand new product brand called Mitsubishi Fuso Truck.
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Daimler Moves Towards Splitting Into 3 Separate Companies 17
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Daimler, mercedes on 10 17th, 2017


Big changes are afoot at Daimler as the German automaker is preparing to split from one giant corporation into three separate ones.
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Daimler Starts Testing Semi-Autonomous Trucks On U.S. Roads 26
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Daimler, Reports, Tech, Trucks on 09 26th, 2017


Daimler has started testing semi-autonomous trucks on selected highways in Oregon and Nevada.
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1995 Daimler Double Six Could Be Your Cheap Ticket To V12 Luxury 23
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Daimler, Jaguar, jaguar xj, used cars on 09 23rd, 2017


V12s can be a lot of things: big, powerful, smooth… but cheap isn't one of them. At least, not usually, anyway. But this one is.
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1995 Daimler Double Six Could Be Your Cheap Ticket To V12 Luxury 23
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Daimler, Jaguar, jaguar xj, used cars on 09 23rd, 2017


V12s can be a lot of things: big, powerful, smooth… but cheap isn't one of them. At least, not usually, anyway. But this one is.
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VW Admits Tesla And Daimler Are Leading Charge In Electric Commercial Vehicles 19
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Daimler, Electric Vehicles, Tesla, Trucks, VW on 09 19th, 2017


Volkswagen has admitted that it is lagging behind the likes of Tesla and Daimler in electrifying commercial vehicles.
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VW Admits Tesla And Daimler Are Leading Charge In Electric Commercial Vehicles 19
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Daimler, Electric Vehicles, Tesla, Trucks, VW on 09 19th, 2017


Volkswagen has admitted that it is lagging behind the likes of Tesla and Daimler in electrifying commercial vehicles.
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VW Admits Tesla And Daimler Are Leading Charge In Electric Commercial Vehicles 19
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Daimler, Electric Vehicles, Tesla, Trucks, VW on 09 19th, 2017


Volkswagen has admitted that it is lagging behind the likes of Tesla and Daimler in electrifying commercial vehicles.
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Mercedes Wants Europe-Wide Emissions Regulations Post-2021 15
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Daimler, mercedes, Reports on 09 15th, 2017


The boss of Mercedes-Benz has called for the European Commission to draft unvarying emission regulations rules throughout the continent.
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Mercedes Wants Europe-Wide Emissions Regulations Post-2021 15
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Daimler, mercedes, Reports on 09 15th, 2017


The boss of Mercedes-Benz has called for the European Commission to draft unvarying emission regulations rules throughout the continent.
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Mercedes-Benz To Implement Advanced Three-Word Nav System 13
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Daimler, mercedes, Reports, Tech on 09 13th, 2017


Mercedes-Benz will introduce an innovative new navigation system within the next six months that can pinpoint any location on worth using a combination of just three words.
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