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Daimler has 2 new electric trucks to counter the Tesla Semi

Daimler has aggressively moved to carve its niche in the electric commercial vehicle space, and the German auto giant has two new offerings for the North American market. Introduced under the Freightliner brand, the eCascadia and eM2 trucks mark Daimler's expansion into the electric heavy- and medium-duty semi market. And the first units will enter...

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Volocopter needs improved infrastructure to see its autonomous drones take off

The promise of flying cars has been replaced with the vision of autonomous drones. Neither one is a reality at the moment, but Volocopter is determined to make the latter come to fruition. With the backing of Daimler, it at least has the resources available to work out a way to bring such a concept to market. One of the major hurdles, however, is an...

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The electric school bus of the future has arrived

If Daimler has its way, the wheels on the bus will go round and round via electric motors and battery packs in the very near future. Last Friday, Daimler subsidiary Thomas Built Buses revealed the all-electric Saf-T-Liner C2 "Jouley" school bus. The nickname "Jouley" comes from the word "Joule," which is a measurement of energy. The brand said the bus will...

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Daimler beats Tesla to electric truck production with Fuso eCanter

Tesla may have pushed back the reveal of its electric semi-trailer truck to October, but German auto giant Daimler is moving full-speed ahead with its own electric truck plans. This week Daimler, which owns the Mercedes-Benz and Smart car brands as well as the Freightliner and Western Star truck brands, revealed the production-ready Fuso eCanter electric...

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Daimler invests in Volocopter flying car company

It seems Daimler wants a piece of the flying car market as it has sunk a $30 million investment into the German start-up Volocoptor. Volocoptor's ultimate goal is to develop a battery-electric flying taxi that could revolutionize transport. The goal is far from being realized, but Daimler, the...

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