DAIMLER TRUCKS & BUSES FOUNDS E-MOBILITY UNIT
Daimler Trucks & Buses is bundling their know-how for electric propulsion systems in utility vehicles in a new, global-acting organization named the E-Mobility Group (EMG).
The e-mobility unit will take over the job to manage the EV vehicle and component strategy across segments, markets and brands, with the goal of developing a globally unified architecture. Gesa Reimelt, the current head of product development for Powertrains and the eDrive system at Mercedes, will be taking over leadership of the unit starting on the first of July, with employees located in Stuttgart, Germany, Portland, USA and Kawasaki in Japan.The overhead goal for Daimler Trucks & Buses is to take a leading role in the global electric utility vehicle market. In a press statement, Daimler asserted that “electric mobility as an innovation driver in the commercial vehicle industry and as a decisive factor for leading the transport sector into an emission-free future.” A further focus for the company is the affordability of the vehicles, adding: ” e-mobility must be cost-effective – both for the customer and for the manufacturer.”
Currently the vehicles on offer are the Mercedes-Benz eActros, the Fuso eCanter and the electric city bus Citaro, as well as the school bus Saf-T Liner C2 Jouley.