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    Global trade disputes could dim electric vehicle supply chain potential in key markets

    2019-10-28T19:43:00Z

    Trade uncertainties such as those between the US and China, or the UK and the EU, could put the brakes on growth in the electric vehicle and battery supply chain for some OEMs and countries, despite bullish forecasts for alternative powertrains 

  • AL CEE Summit, Budapest
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    CEE: At the heart of Europe’s electric future

    2019-10-16T13:54:00Z

    OEMs and tier suppliers are investing in Central and Eastern Europe with a particular focus on electric, connected and autonomous mobility. Delegates at the Automotive Logistics CEE Summit in Budapest heard about the latest challenges and opportunities.

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    CATL to supply battery cells to Daimler Trucks & Buses

    2019-09-24T14:41:00Z

    Dr. Robin Zeng, founder and CEO, Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) (left), Gesa Reimelt, head of e-mobility group Daimler Trucks Buses, and Dr. Frank Reintjes, head of global powertrain, e-mobility and manufacturing engineering Daimler Trucks Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL) has signed ...

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    Mercedes-Benz sources carbon-neutral battery cells

    2019-09-17T09:37:00Z

    Markus Schäfer, member of the board of management Daimler AG, responsible for corporate research Mercedes-Benz Cars development (left) with Dr. Yu Wang, founder and CEO Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co., Ltd Mercedes-Benz has signed up to having all battery cells manufactured via electricity produced from ...

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    Delivery of Mercedes-Benz imports blocked by bottleneck

    2019-09-10T15:23:00Z

    Supply problems have been hampering the delivery of imported Mercedes-Benz GLEs in Germany. Daimler is using the former military airport at Ahlhorn in northern Germany to store an unspecified number of the SUVs because of a supply chain bottleneck in the US that has left the vehicle ...

  • Mercedes-Benz e Actros truck
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    Mercedes-Benz truck trial reveals positive results

    2019-08-07T11:16:00Z

    A battery electric Mercedes-Benz eActros run by logistics provider Logistik Schmitt has become an established part of the German truck manufacturer’s supply chain

  • Mercedes-Benz e Actros
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    Trial truck deployed in Mercedes-Benz supply chain

    2019-06-19T10:40:00Z

    German logistics service provider Pfenning Logistics is using an electric Mercedes-Benz eActros to keep the truck maker’s Mannheim plant supplied with parts…

  • Kopernikus beide Autos
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    Steering the future using AI

    2019-06-18T10:29:00Z

    German start-up Kopernikus has developed self-driving technology that can be used to move vehicles inside production facilities and workshops, and potentially even at ports…

  • Brexit flags
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    Hard Brexit fear haunts UK's finished vehicle sector

    2019-06-12T10:38:00Z

    British vehicle transporter ECM has expressed concerns about implications for the automotive industry should the UK exit the European Union (EU) without an agreement on October 31

  • Electric vehicles such as this Nissan Leaf in Johannesburg are a rare sight on South African roads
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    South Africa's dream of an EV supply base

    2019-06-03T16:35:00Z

    Despite negligible EV sales at home, South Africa is looking to become an exporter of their components and is putting an incentives scheme into place. But can it succeed?

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    Mercedes-Benz dealer improves performance in Chile

    2019-05-22T12:04:00Z

    Mercedes-Benz’s official dealer in Chile, Kaufmann is increasing its delivery reliability using vehicle logistics software…