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Daimler and BMW to Make Standardized Wireless EV Chargers

Daimler and BMW are hardcore rivals in the luxury vehicle segment of the automotive industry, so it is quite hard to imagine them working together. However, according to a report from Kelley Blue Book, the two German automakers have agreed to enter into a joint venture. Recently, the two luxury car giants announced their plans to develop and implement a standardized wireless inductive charging system. This would be utilized by plug-in hybrids and pure electric-powered vehicles in the near future. The new wireless inductive charging system of Daimler and BMW is comprised of a primary coil in a plate mounted on the garage floor, and a secondary coil at the bottom of… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Enters a New Battleground in the US EV Market

Mercedes-Benz is gearing to introduce its first mass-produced pure electric vehicle in the U.S. According to Forbes, the flagship luxury vehicle brand of Daimler is looking for an end of June or early July release of the EV in the American soil. The entry of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive in the region will pit it against the more established brands when it comes to EVs such as Tesla and Nissan. It should be noted that Tesla is currently dominating the county’s EV market, thanks to its Model S. On the other hand, Nissan is also enjoying its fair share in the electric car market through Leaf model. Mercedes-Benz is looking at a stiff competition… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Should Capitalize on China’s Demand for EV and Hybrid Vehicles

China is now one of the countries that automakers are focusing on because of the high demand of the area in automobiles. According to Forbes, the automotive market of the region is fast growing. In fact, it is projected to have 30% share in terms of global sales by the end of the decade. It’s no wonder why luxury brand like Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW are also putting much effort in strengthening their hold in the area. However, the increasing number of vehicles in the country has alarmed local regulators as it triggered a number of problems like heavy traffic and pollution. As a result, the Chinese government is currently… Continue Reading »

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Dr. Zetsche Believes that the New ForFour will be Successful

The first generation of the Smart ForFour was a flop during its three-year production run in the market. The dismal performance of the variant made some think that Daimler may be dropping the ball on its Smart car brand. However, a report from Automotive News said that Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche is not giving up on their Smart marque yet. Daimler CEO Confident of the New ForFour Dr. Zetsche stated in an interview that he is confident with their new ForFour. He said that it would help the ailing Smart division to achieve its commercial success and get its first profit. The Daimler CEO stated that the reason why the… Continue Reading »

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Daimler May Stop Making EV Batteries

In 2008, Daimler AG announced a joint venture with Evonik to produce Li-Tec batteries for electric vehicles. Fast-forward to the present, which is more than five years after the deal, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz is already contemplating on selling its Li-Tec battery cell plants in Germany. According to Bloomberg, the decision to end the production of EV batteries is a part of Daimler’s plan to scale back its domestic retail organization and to revive its push to reach a profitability goal. The sale might proceed by 2016 said the report, citing some anonymous sources within the company. The post stated though that Daimler will still continue making electric vehicles…. Continue Reading »

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Kelley Blue Book Praises 2014 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive

Kelley Blue Book, an automotive valuation company based in Irvine, California, was all-praises with the 2014 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive in a review it posted last Wednesday, May 7. According to Kelley Blue Book, the car is just right when it comes to styling, design, pricing, energy-efficiency, and other features. It even said that the introduction of Mercedes B-Class electric cars is an indication that the electric vehicle segment in the market is maturing. The B-Class Electric Drive may share some styling features of the Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus EV, but it still retains the signature luxurious profile of Mercedes-Benz cars. In particular, the slope and body lines of the car… Continue Reading »

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Images Show 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In

It appears that the Germany-based luxury vehicle manufacturer is working on bringing the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In into the assembly line. A recent report from worldofcarfans.com indicated that images showing the prototype of the hybrid inside a parking lot emerged recently. The active shutter grille and modified rear bumper featuring an integrated port made the plug-in hybrid easily identifiable. The port is similar to the port found on the S-Class plug-in hybrid. The vehicle will reportedly be called the C350 Plug-in Hybrid and will feature a 3.0-liter turbo-charged V6 engine together with a 7-speed automatic gearbox system along with an electric motor. The powertrain was initially unveiled in the latest… Continue Reading »

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