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Daimler Boss Says No One Will Make Money on Electric Cars Yet

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is now on sale, which received good reviews from critics. However, if money matters were to be considered, Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche does not seem to be so confident about electric cars as of the moment. According to Bloomberg, the Daimler Boss stated in a speech at an event in Mallorca, Spain on October 27, “You can reasonably say that nobody today is making a battery-powered vehicle that’s economically viable in its own right.” He added, “Manufacturers will not see a return within a reasonable time on the billions they’re investing now.” The statements were in reference to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive and basically to every automaker diving… Continue Reading »

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Car2Go Goes to Brooklyn

Car2Go recently announced its expansion in Brooklyn. According to The Washington Post, the operation of Daimler AG’s carsharing service in the area will start on October 25 this year. Brooklyn is considered to be the most populous of New York City’s five boroughs. The population of the area is estimated at 2.6 million. It is also the second in terms of land area. So, the move of Car2Go to expand in the area is a very wise move. Thomas McNeil, Car2Go’s location manager for Brooklyn, noted that most of the public transportation in New York City focuses on bringing people to Manhattan, and not really into the different Brooklyn neighborhoods. However,… Continue Reading »

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Smart ForTwo Disney Edition Available Only in Japan

If you happened to be in Japan and you are a huge Mickey Mouse fan, you will find it interesting that Smart, through its Brabus tailor-made program, recently released its Disney Edition for the ForTwo. What makes this one different from the other Smart ForTwo units is that carries the same color patterns as Disney’s iconic character, Mickey Mouse. The Smart ForTwo Disney Edition uses a combination of four colors associated with the famous mouse. Yellow was used for the car’s mirrors, black for its tridion cell, white for its wheels, and red for its body. Inside are leather seats embroidered with the “edition Disney” logo. Fortunately, there were no mouse ears… Continue Reading »

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Daimler has high hopes for Denza EV in China

It’s been a few months since Daimler held the world premiere of its Denza electric vehicle, the highly anticipated product of its joint venture with Chinese company BYD. With the vehicle expected to go on sale next month, Daimler’s China executive has reaffirmed the great expectations heaped upon this collaboration, going so far as to say that it is “the best Chinese electric vehicle.” In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Daimler AG board member responsible for Greater China, Hubertus Troska, reiterated that the company has high hopes for the Denza EV. Daimler is banking on the quality and marketability of this new car to spark EV sales further, and with higher volume… Continue Reading »

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2015 ForTwo Brabus Spy Photos and Rendering

Spy photos of the 2015 ForTwo with Brabus treatment have been circulating online. Despite the heavy camouflage of the smart car in the pictures, the images hinted several modifications in the design of the vehicle. A rendering of the vehicle was also made by RM Design. Brabus Enhancements Available for the New ForTwo An obvious add-on to the upcoming ForTwo is the new bodykit, which include bespoke front grille, lower tires, and twin exhausts. Then, it is assumed that it will have a more powerful output. According to Auto Express, the power of the auto is cranked from its usual 89 bhp to 110 bhp. Another significant development in the 2015 ForTwo Brabus is the addition… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid To Offer A Remarkable Fuel Economy

A report from worldcarfans.com revealed some details of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid. The detailed were provided by the Head of Development of the C-Class Estate, Ralf Rossmanith. Rossmanith, who confirmed the existence of the vehicle, said the sedan was currently being tested. It will feature a four-cylinder gas-electric hybrid engine. Tests have shown that its carbon dioxide emissions are less the 50 grams for every kilometer, which equivalent to an average fuel consumption of around 2 liters for every 100 kilometers. The upcoming sedan will also have an all-electric range of around 30 kilometers, which can be modified to allow it to travel 50 kilometers for units sold… Continue Reading »

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Videos Show the Resiliency of the Smart Fortwo

One of the key selling points of the Smart Fortwo is its ultra-durable tridion safety cell. Basically, the feature has been patented by Daimler’s Smart division to offer maximum protection to the electric vehicle’s occupants, which comes in addition to the safety functions provided by the car’s seatbelts and airbags. According to the Smart website, the tridion safety cell is inspired by roll cages found in racecars. It is made of high-strength steel, which is engineered to evenly distribute the force from a crash. To demonstrate how the safety frame of the Smart Fortwo can hold up to a real-life collision on the road, Daimler recently released several videos that involve crashing… Continue Reading »

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