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Mercedes-Benz and Hydro partner to develop a sustainable aluminium supply chain

2023-01-04T12:00:00+00:00By AMS

Mercedes-Benz to collaborate with Norwegian aluminium producer Hydro to reduce the CO2 footprint of aluminium in the automotive supply chain


Mercedes-Benz Vans and Rivian pause production plans in Europe

2022-12-18T17:31:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

Rivian is putting its production plans with Mercedes-Benz Vans on hold to focus on producing its R1T and R1S vehicles 

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​Rock Tech Lithium to supply Mercedes-Benz, deal to cover 150,000 EVs a year

2022-10-21T10:47:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Rock Tech will produce some of the battery metal from its own resources in Canada and from other mines compliant with the Initiative for Responsible Mining.


Mercedes-Benz to deploy Microsoft connected factory software, eyes 20% efficiency boost

2022-10-12T14:19:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The software system will optimise manufacturing plans based on available components and enable easy monitoring of energy and water use and CO2 emissions.

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BMW opens digital upskilling, future technologies training centre at Spartanburg

2022-10-11T09:43:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Automakers and component suppliers are increasingly turning to internal training to match skills to the rapid pace of automotive’s digital and electric transition.


​Mercedes-Benz to build wind farm to supply 15% of German factory power

2022-09-20T13:15:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The turbines with a combined output of more than 100 megawatts (MW) will be installed at the automaker’s Papenburg, northern Germany test track.


Mercedes-Benz and Rivian to join forces on European EV van factory

2022-09-13T09:39:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The joint plant will offer cost savings to both automakers and speed start-up Rivian’s establishment of a presence beyond North America.


Mercedes starts production of the new EQS SUV at Tuscaloosa

2022-08-30T10:04:00+01:00By AMS

Mercedes said production of the EQS at Tuscaloosa is a key step in its global initiative to produce eight all-electric vehicles at seven sites on three continents this year


Mercedes looks to chemical recycling to further develop circular manufacturing operations

2022-08-25T18:23:00+01:00By AMS

The carmaker says it is working to increase the proportion of recycled materials in its car fleet to an average of 40% by 2030

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Mercedes-Benz to buy battery cells from €7.4 bn CATL Hungary plant

2022-08-12T17:36:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Mercedes-Benz will be the first to receive cells from CATL’s forthcoming Hungarian plant, placing the largest initial order.

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Mercedes-Benz to invest €1.3 billion in digital skills training by 2030

2022-07-08T10:29:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The automaker will spend €1.3 billion on training and upskilling staff through 2030 to prepare staff for a greater focus on electrified, connected products. 

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Watch: Keeping pace with battery demand and technology

2022-05-22T12:59:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Rising costs and fast-changing battery technology will make it hard to meet EV targets, but localisation and new business models can mitigate issues, according to Automotive Cells Company’s Francisco Carranza and Airbus’s Greg Ombach.

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Mercedes-Benz-funded battery start-up Sila to supply longer range battery for G-Class

2022-05-19T11:23:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Mercedes-Benz invested in Washington state-based Sila in 2019.


Mercedes-Benz opens Alabama battery plant and will partner with Envision AESC for regional cell supply

2022-03-18T14:31:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Mercedes-Benz has opened a new battery assembly plant in Bibb County, Alabama, which will build electric vehicle battery packs that will supply production of the all-electric Mercedes-EQ ahead of the beginning of series production this spring at the Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) plant nearby in Tuscaloosa. 


Where the Catena-X automotive cloud stands

2022-02-24T23:47:00+00:00By Claas Alexander Stroh

The vehicle cloud Catena-X intended to provide a more integrated network for automakers and suppliers. In reality, standalone solutions have prevailed so far and made the task of networking the entire auto industry even more strenuous.


Daimler Buses combines production and product engineering into one division

2022-01-24T18:06:00+00:00By AMS

Michael Klein will take over overall management of the production and product engineering department at Daimler Buses on April 1, 2022


Production for the new FUSO Canter has started at the Tramagal plant

2021-12-06T10:38:00+00:00By AMS

The Daimler Truck subsidiary FUSO has announced the start of production of the latest generation its light-duty Canter model in Europe. The light-duty truck is rolling off the production line at Tramagal, Portugal


Daimler strengthens R&D in China with new tech centre in Beijing

2021-10-26T09:56:00+01:00By AMS

Daimler has invested 1.1 billion RMB to strengthen its R&D footprint and technological capabilities in China. Operations at the new centre will focus on major technological trends and tailored innovations with the aim to drive local product development


Mercedes-Benz German plants begin producing key components for eActros electric trucks

2021-10-05T10:31:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Mercedes-Benz German plants will begin production of central components for the battery-electric eActros, the company revealed


Mercedes-Benz partners with Stellantis and Total to expand European battery cell capacity

2021-09-28T11:03:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Mercedes-Benz has joined Stellantis and Total in taking shares in Automotive Cells Company, with plans to expand battery cell production in Europe, as part of a strategy to increase and diversify supply.

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