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March 8th, 2024 | 07:00 CET

Daimler Truck, dynaCERT, Apple shares - Who are the game changers in the market?

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As the demand for consumer goods continues to grow, the number of diesel trucks on the roads is also increasing. Just 1.5 years after laying the foundation stone, Daimler Truck is clearly focusing on commercial vehicles powered by battery and fuel cell technology at its site in Stuttgart-Feuerbach. Until then, bridging technologies will continue to expand. The Canadian company dynaCERT has developed a pioneering method to reduce the environmental impact of diesel trucks and HGVs. With this innovative technology, hydrogen is fed directly into the engines, resulting in significantly lower harmful emissions such as CO₂ and nitrogen oxides. This technology has already been tested worldwide and is considered a decisive step in the fight against climate change in the transportation sector. The technology can also be used in other transportation sectors, such as shipping or mining. And when it comes to the automotive industry, Apple must recognize that not everything the Cupertino-based company touches turns to gold...

time to read: 5 minutes | Author: Juliane Zielonka
ISIN: Daimler Truck Holding AG | DE000DTR0013 , DYNACERT INC. | CA26780A1084 , APPLE INC. | US0378331005

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    Jim Payne, CEO, dynaCERT Inc.
    "[...] We are committed to stay as the number one Canadian and global leader in the Hydrogen-On-Demand diesel technology [...]" Jim Payne, CEO, dynaCERT Inc.

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    New commercial vehicle center in Stuttgart: Daimler Truck focuses on battery and hydrogen technology

    As home deliveries of consumer goods increase, so does the number of diesel trucks on the road. While Amazon relies on delivery vans for the final stretch, the palletized goods must be transported to distribution warehouses and the next logistics location. This remains the task of logistics companies, and they utilize trucks.

    Now, 1.5 years after the foundation stone was laid, Daimler Truck officially opened the Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Center at its German site in Stuttgart. From the outset, the site has been designed for commercial vehicles powered by battery and fuel cell technology.

    Covering an area of around 22,000 sqm, sales and servicing of Mercedes-Benz and FUSO trucks, as well as servicing of Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses, will be offered in Stuttgart-Feuerbach with immediate effect. The location on Wernerstrasse will also serve as a rental base for CharterWay vehicles. CharterWay offers rental vehicles specifically tailored to transport companies operating on behalf of major logistics providers.

    At the Feuerbach site, the maintenance and repair of hydrogen-based vehicles was taken into account from the outset. The workshop has a fully equipped gas workstation with gas sensors and a specific exhaust air system that already meets the requirements for hydrogen. **By mid-2025, the requirements for draining hydrogen and basic refueling after a workshop visit will also be installed, making the Stuttgart Commercial Vehicle Center one of the first Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle workshops in Germany to meet all requirements for the repair and maintenance of hydrogen-powered vehicles.

    The British Barclays Bank raises its target price for Daimler Truck from EUR 45 to EUR 55 and maintains its "Overweight" rating. Analyst Erwann Dagorne praises the past year of the commercial vehicle manufacturer and the optimistic outlook for 2024.

    dynaCERT presents pioneering technology for carbon emission reduction in global transportation companies

    The Canadian company dynaCERT offers an applicable and patented solution for successfully reducing CO₂ emissions from existing diesel trucks and lorries: hydrogen-enhanced combustion engines produce hydrogen on-demand for diesel engines, resulting in a significant reduction in CO2 and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. This technology has already been validated worldwide and is considered a promising step towards combating climate change in the transportation sector. The use of hydrogen as a fuel has yielded impressive results to date, including an 88% reduction in NOx emissions and up to 55% reduction in other pollutants.

    The latest report from Verra shows that everything CEO Jim Payne presented to interested investors at the 10th International Investment Forum at dynaCERT has a solid foundation. Verra is an internationally renowned organization that develops standards and methods for monitoring, reporting and verifying greenhouse gas emissions. Verra works with governments, businesses and organizations worldwide to incentivize climate action and promote the implementation of emission reduction projects. Verra also issues internationally recognized certifications.

    The technology of dynaCERT is currently in the final review phase. Under the title "Methodology for Improved Efficiency of Fleet Vehicles and Combustion engines", this methodology applies to projects that improve the efficiency of vehicle fleets and mobile machinery. It includes fleets of trucks, buses, cars, taxis or motorized tricycles, as well as excavators and cranes, resulting in lower fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. It is applicable worldwide. dynaCERT is thus setting standards in the industry and strengthening its position as a leading company in the field of environmentally friendly technologies for the transportation sector.

    According to Fortune Business Insights, the global transportation and logistics services market is expected to grow from USD 1,211.06 billion in 2022 to USD 1,804.49 billion in 2029, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.11%.

    dynaCERT is on a growth trajectory and is expanding globally with assembly plants in North America, Europe and India. dynaCERT Inc. has completed another round of its non-brokered private placement. 10.3 million units were issued, raising gross proceeds of CAD 1.5 million. Together with the previous closings in December 2023, the total gross proceeds from these placements amounted to CAD 5.4 million. Well-funded and globally positioned, dynaCERT can be a breakthrough solution in the fight against harmful emissions as an innovative bridge technology for transportation companies worldwide while being cost-effective.

    Apple goes back to its roots and stops building dream car

    Apple is abandoning its plans for an in-house electric vehicle. Work began around 10 years ago, Apple had two main approaches: to develop an electric vehicle with autonomy features similar to Tesla's or a fully self-driving vehicle. Apple opted for the latter approach - full autonomy - which has proven problematic. The innovators from Cupertino have significantly overestimated themselves with this decision.

    When Apple realized its mistake a few years ago, it was too late. The design work focused on a car without a steering wheel or pedals. According to Bloomberg, the project costs and the high price for consumers, as well as the lack of profit margins, were also factors that caused the project to collapse. The car market is a bigger challenge than the market for smartphones, computers and MP3 players. It has evolved over a century, is saturated with numerous competitors and complex supply chains, and requires significant financial resources. The transition from combustion engines to hybrid solutions and lower-CO₂ drives alone represents a significant challenge for the entire industry. Be it a shortage of raw materials, a lack of infrastructure or the lack of a run on the new models by consumers. With its autonomous vehicle, the Company has completely decoupled itself from market reality in its Californian ivory tower. The Apple Car project has transformed into a dream car fantasy.

    The end of the car project means that CEO Tim Cook has fewer milestones to refer to in his CEO career. Apple must now look for other ways to boost revenues. But investors should not be put off by this. With such bad news, a falling share price may be the ideal entry point.


    Given the developments in the transportation sector and the technology industry, the question arises as to who can significantly change the market. With its new commercial vehicle center in Stuttgart, Daimler Truck is focusing on battery and hydrogen technology, which represents an important step towards reducing emissions. However, the necessary infrastructure is still lacking on the road. dynaCERT, on the other hand, offers a pioneering solution and applicable technology to reduce emissions for existing vehicle fleets. The Company is expanding into North America, Europe and India. In addition, its methodology is about to receive a prestigious certification from the globally recognized Verra organization. Apple's decision to abandon its dream car plans highlights the challenges of the transportation and automotive markets. As a game changer, the Company should focus on its core competencies. For the transportation market, dynaCERT has an excellent chance of becoming a game changer.


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    Der Autor

    Juliane Zielonka

    Born in Bielefeld, she studied German, English and psychology. The emergence of the Internet in the early '90s led her from university to training in graphic design and marketing communications. After years of agency work in corporate branding, she switched to publishing and learned her editorial craft at Hubert Burda Media.

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