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Mercedes-Benz B-Class is Divorcing Tesla Batteries

Mercedes-Benz and Tesla may be hitting Splitsville soon. According to Auto Motor und Sport, Mercedes will be using its own batteries in the next line of B-Class Electric units. New Mercedes-Benz Battery Will Have Increased Range The source said the new battery pack will provide the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric a significant improvement in terms of range. Currently, the Tesla power unit provides the car up to 115 miles of range after a full charge. But with the Mercedes batteries it promises to offer more than 300 miles. The New B-Class Might Present a Strong Competition for Tesla Gas2 reminds everyone though that the stated range is not clear whether it is… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz and Qualcomm Announce a New Technology Partnership

Mercedes-Benz and Qualcomm are currently enjoying a fruitful partnership in Formula One. The tech firm is serving as the developer of Mercedes-AMG Petronas’ advanced communications array. Recently, Daimler AG announced that it has entered into another technology partnership with the telecom firm. According to Evo, the new deal centers on the development of wireless charging units for Mercedes electric vehicles. It should be noted that the two companies are no longer new to the idea of developing wireless chargers for EVs. Qualcomm has been on the project for several years already while Daimler has entered a joint-venture with BMW last year to come with standardized wireless EV chargers. So far, we have no word yet… Continue Reading »


Daimler Boss is Not Worried About the Apple Car

Over the past few weeks, rumors about Apple’s new car has been going around the Internet. The very ambitious project, currently branded as the “Apple Car” by reports, is apparently being developed by the Cupertino-based company to compete in the electric cars segment of the market where Daimler’s Smart cars belong. However, when Daimler Boss Dr. Dieter Zetsche was asked about what he thought about the Apple Car, he cooly indicated that he is not worried over the matter. That would be similar to Apple’s reaction if Daimler were to suddenly make its own smartphone. Here’s the exact statement of Dr. Zetsche in his interview with Forbes: If there were… Continue Reading »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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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