Environment

  • Davos, Switzerland , Jan 18, 2017 - Thirteen leading energy, transport and industry companies have today launched a global initiative to voice a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.
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  • Stuttgart/Kamenz, Jun 2, 2016 - Daimler AG is continuing to expand its network of expertise in the field of lithium-ion battery applications. Within this innovative line of business, the newly established Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH is assuming the development and global sale of Mercedes-Benz brand stationary energy storage with immediate effect. Thus, Daimler is focusing even more on the growing market for stationary batteries.
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  • Stuttgart/Kamenz, Apr 22, 2016 - Daimler AG and its subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE are taking the next step forward in the stationary energy storage business. After embarking on the development and production of stationary storage systems last year and launching a number of large-scale industrial projects in the field of primary balancing power, home storage unit deliveries are now starting. The units are sold through a nationwide network of sales partners and partner companies in Germany.
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  • Hanover/Stuttgart, Feb 1, 2016 - Cooperation partners Daimler AG with its wholly owned subsidiary ACCUMOTIVE and enercity (Stadtwerke Hannover AG) will start work on the construction of a new battery storage facility this year. What makes it particularly special is the fact that this is a spare parts storage facility for electromotive battery systems. Around 3000 of the battery modules, determined for the current smart electric drive vehicle fleet, are being pooled to create a stationary storage facility at the enercity site in Herrenhausen.
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  • Lünen/Stuttgart, Nov 3, 2015 - The world's largest 2nd-use battery storage unit will soon go into operation in the Westphalian town of Lünen. A joint venture between Daimler AG, The Mobility House AG and GETEC, it will be operated from the beginning of next year at the site of REMONDIS SE and marketed in the German electricity balancing sector. A special feature of this venture is the use of second-life battery systems from electric vehicles.
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  • Berlin, Oct 13, 2015 - Six industrial companies - Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and Total - have formed a cross-sector joint venture, H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG. The creation of the limited partnership paves the way for a staged expansion of hydrogen (H2) filling stations across Germany, which will bring the total to around 400 by 2023.
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  • Fellbach/Berlin/Munich/Stuttgart, Oct 1, 2015 - Daimler, Linde and TOTAL are continuing their joint plans for the expansion of the national hydrogen infrastructure. After the openings at the Geiselwind motorway service area, the first H2 filling station on the autobahn, and at two locations in Berlin, the partners have now taken another step towards a nationwide supply network for locally emission-free electric vehicles with fuel cells.
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  • Stuttgart/Partenen, Jul 1, 2015 - Daimler AG already has the world's most varied fleet of electric and hybrid vehicles. In parallel with the Mercedes-Benz plug-In hybrid initiative which envisages a total of ten models by 2017, plus the launch of further, all-electric vehicles, the company is investing massively in the further development of its battery expertise: A clear statement underpinning the company's comprehensive approach to sustainability.
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  • Stuttgart/Kamenz, Jun 9, 2015 - The Mercedes-Benz energy storage plants for private use are available for order as of now. Interested parties can place a reservation at www.schlauerspeichern.de without obligation.
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  • Geiselwind/Berlin/Munich/Stuttgart, May 4, 2015 - As part of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP), Daimler, Linde and TOTAL have jointly taken an important step forward in the expansion of Germany’s hydrogen (H2) infrastructure. In the presence of Dorothee Bär, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Germany's first motorway hydrogen filling station was officially inaugurated today.
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  • Stuttgart/Munich, Oct 17, 2014 - At the 2014 CDP Climate Leadership Award Conference in Munich, CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) acknowledged Daimler AG as the leader in its sector for the automotive industry. The company received the award for its outstanding efforts and exemplary transparency in tackling climate change, and achieved the maximum possible score of 100 in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).
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  • Stuttgart / Montafon, Jul 3, 2014 - On 3 July the Silvretta Rally will start with an anniversary. It will already be the fifth time that locally emission-free vehicles will cross the roads of the Austrian Montafon Mountains. This makes the Silvretta E-Auto Rally a somewhat classic. It is also the fifth time that Mercedes-Benz and smart will participate – and with six electric vehicles they will again have the largest fleet of the electric rally.
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  • Stuttgart, Nov 7, 2013 - Daimler AG is addressing employees, shareholders, customers and suppliers, as well as the interested public, with an online survey on the subject of sustainability. The results are to show which sustainability issues are particularly important to the respondents, as well as to lead to a better understanding about the expectations placed on the company. The survey, which will run until November 29, 2013, can be taken by all interested parties.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 8, 2013 - A taste of electric mobility for Daimler AG's employees in and around Stuttgart: as part of the "charge@work" project, the group is making 260 electric vehicles available to employees. Over 170 charging points at five Daimler plants in Stuttgart contribute to the aim of establishing zero-emission mobility as part of everyday life.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 23, 2013 - Daimler AG has received top marks for disclosure of its climate protection measures aimed at combating climate change, and is being included in the world's most important climate protection indices as part of the organization Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The company received the maximum 100 points in the "Climate Disclosure Leadership Index" and an "A" rating in the "Climate Performance Leadership Index".
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 26, 2013 - In 2013 Daimler AG is once again asserting its market leadership in electric cars in Germany. In the first half of 2013 the electrically powered models from Mercedes-Benz and smart achieved a market share of 42 percent. The absolute leader is the electric smart, which heads the registration list for electric cars with 983 units and a market share of 40 percent. Compared to the previous year, the company has therefore increased its unit sales of electrically powered models in Germany by around 80 percent.
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  • Stuttgart, Apr 9, 2013 - Daimler will continue to rely on sustainable actions and in its “Mercedes-Benz 2020" growth strategy takes ecological as well as social aspects into account with the goal of long-term, sustainable growth. As part of the annual "Daimler Sustainability Dialogues” the company also draws upon the know-how of external experts.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 18, 2012 - The internationally renowned EcoGlobe environmental prize, awarded for ecological innovations, goes to Daimler AG in 2012, too. In the category “Concept vehicles”, the Mercedes-Benz F 125! research vehicle was distinguished with the first prize. In addition, the Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid bus was awarded the second prize in the category “Mobility models”.
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 4, 2012 - Daimler will again have the largest contingent of vehicles at the starting line of the third Silvretta E-Car Rallye, with a total of seven battery and fuel cell-powered electric cars. The event will take place at Montafon, Austria, from 5–7 July 2012. All the Daimler vehicles will cope easily with the tougher conditions of this year’s rallye, including longer distances, large height differentials and even steeper gradients than before. Furthermore, the smart ebike is going to travel parts of the Silvretta rallye route, as well.
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  • Stuttgart, Mar 30, 2012 - In order to secure its success also over the long term, Daimler has made the topic of sustainability into a key element of its growth strategy. “Sustainable growth is only possible on the basis of sustainable action,” stated Dr. Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt, Member of the Daimler Board of Management for Integrity and Legal Affairs, at the presentation of the company’s latest sustainability report.
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  • Berlin, Mar 15, 2012 - A central element for the increasing expansion of electromobility in Germany is taking shape. To enable all future users of electromobility to access a nationwide charging infrastructure comfortably and securely, BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler, EnBW, RWE, and Siemens have formed a joint venture. Following the announcement of a memorandum of understanding to this effect in January, the six partners have now officially launched their joint venture.
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  • Berlin, Dec 7, 2011 - Charging electric cars without an electric cable – how does that work? Daimler AG is about to test inductive charging for the first time on a vehicle in everyday use in the form of a technically modified Mercedes-Benz A-Class. With the inductive charging principle, an electric car fitted with a special charging coil merely has to be positioned over a charging coil in the ground to start the charging process fully automatically, with no need for cable contact.
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  • Berlin, Apr 13, 2011 - To coincide with today’s Annual General Meeting, Daimler is publishing its new sustainability report for 2011. A key aspect is the “Sustainability Program 2010-2020”, which is presented for the first time. Concrete, measurable targets for the coming years have been established on the basis of a dialog with all of the relevant stakeholders, while corresponding packages of measures have been defined for each of the targets.
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  • Stuttgart/Karlsruhe, Jun 18, 2010 - EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG and Daimler AG are today launching the joint "e-mobility Baden-Württemberg" initiative. The aim is to turn the birthplace of the automobile into a pioneering region for locally emission-free electric mobility within the next two years. So, Daimler and EnBW clearly show their commitment to their home base: "e-mobility Baden-Württemberg" will contribute to sustainably strengthen the region and its success. Starting point of the initiative is the regional capital Stuttgart, with Karlsruhe providing a second focal point in the region.
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  • Stuttgart/Tamil Nadu (India), Feb 4, 2010 - The seedlings for the first 100 hectares (250 acres) have been planted. Daimler AG has started a new project for the cultivation of the biodiesel raw material jatropha in the south of India. The company is supporting several village communities in the state of Tamil Nadu with funds and expertise from its already successfully completed research projects.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 10, 2009 - As last year, two of the internationally coveted “ÖkoGlobe” (EcoGlobe) environmental awards went to Daimler AG in 2009. Once again the jury thereby honoured the world’s oldest automobile manufacturer for its pioneering, innovative and environmentally friendly concepts and developments in the mobility sector. The award-winners were presented with prizes initiated by the artist HA Schult. Daimler AG received the environmental award together with Evonik Industries AG for their cooperation covering research, development and production of lithium-ion batteries in Germany.
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 21, 2009 - As the inventor of the automobile, Mercedes-Benz also accepts responsibility for its future. The Stuttgart premium car maker is underscoring this conviction with its “Road to emission-free Mobility”, which is intentionally structured to pursue a number of avenues. The three core aspects of development work are the optimisation of vehicles with state-of-the-art internal combustion engines, further efficiency improvements with tailor-made hybridisation and local emission-free driving with fuel cell and battery-powered vehicles.
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  • Stuttgart/Copenhagen, Apr 8, 2009 - Daimler AG has been selected to support the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) with a fleet of highly efficient and environment-friendly passenger cars, vans and buses. To meet the transportation requirements of the participants at the conference - due to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 7th to 18th December 2009 - the company is providing a total of 43 vehicles featuring the widest variety of drive systems, from internal combustion engines and hybrid drives, right through to fuel cells.
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  • Stuttgart, Mar 12, 2008 - Oil change intervals can be extended by around 25 percent by means of a special sensor. Researchers from Daimler AG have developed a practical system that allows them to monitor oil quality directly on board a vehicle. This helps reduce operating costs, especially in commercial vehicles.
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  • Stuttgart, Jan 9, 2008 - Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), Bayer CropScience AG and Daimler AG plan to jointly explore the potential for a biodiesel industry based on Jatropha (Jatropha curcas L.). A respective Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the companies. Jatropha, a tropical plant from the Euphorbia family, is seen by the three cooperating partners as a promising alternative energy feedstock for the production of biodiesel.
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  • Stuttgart/Frankfurt, Sep 11, 2007 - The Mercedes-Benz presence at the 62nd IAA in Frankfurt includes an entire fleet of particularly economical and clean cars with intelligent combined drive technologies. The line-up of no less than 19 newcomers - featuring eight BLUETEC models, seven hybrids from five model series, the same number of record holders for low CO2 emissions and the innovative F 700 research vehicle - represents the Mercedes road to the future. "Every one of these 19 models demonstrates that the inventors of the automobile will continue to offer trend-setting solutions in the future, too. We intend to use these technologies, which we have grouped together under the heading 'TrueBlueSolutions', to take us into a zero-emission future", commented Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG.
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