Livable cities

The majority of the world’s population now live in cities, where millions of people and tons of goods travel every day — in many cases in cars, vans and trucks, as well as via public transport. Congested roads, higher CO2 emissions, and increasing noise and air pollution are just some of the effects of this transport activity. We need to expand our thinking about urban mobility concepts in order to reduce these impacts.

Our vision at Daimler is to use sustainable transportation solutions to improve quality of life in the cities. Electric mobility offers one key lever — but it is not the only one. It is much more a matter of establishing a comprehensive electric mobility ecosystem consisting of products, services, technologies, and innovations. Daimler is taking responsibility here and employing intelligent mobility solutions to shape the future of urban transportation.

Livable cities smart (Photo)
smart EQ fortwo: consumption (combined): 16,0-14,0 kWh/100km, CO2 emissions (combined): 0 g/km1,2

SPURWECHSEL — We are changing lanes

Urban mobility: We are helping to ensure a better quality of life in cities

Products and services from Daimler are already helping to improve traffic in cities — and we are expanding our activities in this area. We want to reduce emissions in cities and increase safety, and we also want to make a broader range of mobility solutions available. These are our objectives for making cities livable. We are focusing on the following action areas in order to achieve these objectives:

  • We offer private and business customers in metropolitan areas safe, low-emission products combined with accompanying services for the transport of people and goods.
  • We are developing new mobility solutions. At the same time, we support the launch of new products and the further development of existing products that help make transport in urban areas safe, clean, and efficient.
  • We support mobility that goes beyond privately owned cars by investing in new mobility services and platforms.
  • We understand the mobility needs of cities and we combine existing solutions from Daimler while developing new products and services as well. We work with city representatives to develop new solutions, products, and business models that improve the quality of life in cities.

1 Electricity consumption and range were calculated on the basis of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 692/2008. Electricity consumption and range depend on the vehicle configuration.

2 The actual range is also dependent on individual driving style, road and traffic conditions, outside temperature, use of air conditioning/heating systems etc. and may therefore differ.


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Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Bernd Pischetsrieder

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