Daimler eyes European EVs with new charging investment

Daimler has accelerated its electric vehicle (EV) expansion by investing in a charging solutions firm. The vehicle manufacturer behind Mercedes-Benz is leading an $82 million (£77.8m) investment from ChargePoint, the leading provider of charging infrastructure in the US, to move into European markets. It hopes the move will boost the electric mobility market by paving the way for a new wave of “customer-focused solutions”. […]

Mercedes owner investigates its own diesel emissions

German car manufacturer Daimler is to investigate its own emissions testing process. The internal probe regarding its certification process in the US has been launched at the request of the Department of Justice. The owner of Mercedes-Benz stated: “Daimler is co-operating fully with the authorities. Daimler will consequently investigate possible indications of irregularities and of […]

EU-style emissions rule could affect Brazilian bus sales

Daimler’s diesel bus sales in Brazil last year were boosted by a rush to get them before EU-style emissions rules kicked in at the beginning of 2012. The German car maker’s Buses division posted its annual results yesterday, hitting its second-highest sales result ever in 2011. It said in a statement: “Sales also buoyed by […]

San Diego launches USA’s first electric carpool

An electric car sharing network has been launched in San Diego. A subsidiary of car manufacturer Daimler North America Corporation has launched 300 smart EVs today. Members who join the car2go network can use the vehicles with or without a reservation, for as long as they would like, without having to commit to a return […]