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Daimler with Biggest Contingent in Silvretta E-Car Rallye

When the 3rd Silvrette E-Car Rallye kicks off this July 5 at Montafon, Austria, Daimler will be sporting the largest contingent of cars with 7 cars powered by batteries or fuel cells. The Daimler lineup includes proven vehicles and units that will be competing at the event for the first time. The veterans are a couple of Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL units, two B-Class F-CELL units, and an SLS AMG E-CELL. Rounding out the roster are the newcomers: two smart fortwo electric drive units. The electric supercar SLS AMG E-CELL will be manned by former F1 driver and AMG brand ambassador Karl Wendlinger. The Silvretta E-Car Rallye will commence through 3… Continue Reading »

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Tesla Working on All-Electric B-Class?

Last May, there were reports coming out that German automaker Mercedes-Benz had contacted premium electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors about possibly working on an all-electric Mercedes-Benz vehicle. Initial reports said it was an A-Class, but now it turns out that the vehicle in question is actually a B-Class. According to new reports, the all-electric B-Class should make its world debut sometime in 2014. The first idea was to use range extenders, but ultimately the engineers went with an all-electric drivetrain, of which Tesla should be in charge. There’s barely any specific information right now, but don’t worry because we’ll make sure that you’ll be updated once new details surface. Could… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Awarded by IAHE for Fuel Cell Tech Contributions

We all know how committed Daimler is when it comes to fuel cell technology and other green endeavors. For being a pioneer and leader in the fuel cell field, the company was awarded the Sir William Grove Award 2012 by the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE). The award was given to the German automaker at the World Hydrogen Energy Conference, which was held in Toronto. This IAHE award is named after Sir William Robert Grove, a British inventor who invented the first fuel cell in 1842, when he combined hydrogen and oxygen in order to produce electrical energy. IAHE recognized Daimler’s continued commitment and focus when it comes to… Continue Reading »

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Daimler and BYD Hope Denza Can Spark China Electric Car Sales

The influx of automobiles in China has contributed greatly to growing concerns about traffic and pollution in the country, deemed as the biggest market in the world. Enter Daimler and BYD, its local partner in China, who are hoping that their new all-electric luxury vehicle concept—called the Denza—will spark electric car sales in the nation to help alleviate environmental concerns. Electric cars haven’t really sold all too well in China, but the two companies are betting on their luxury electric car to dazzle prospective buyers and give them enough oomph to consider getting the Denza. After all, it’s got a ton of features on top of the green tech: it’s… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Planning Two Hydrogen-Powered Cars

We all know that Mercedes-Benz has embraced the development of technology aimed at getting us mass-produced vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The company is on pace for a 2014 launch of the first model, but now it has been found that the German automaker won’t just be giving us a single unit—there’s a second model in the works. According to Mercedes-Benz USA product planner Sascha Simon, that other model is set to be either an SUV or a larger sedan. In addition, the vehicles will be available first in California, before distribution spills to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. All that is contingent on having a refueling network… Continue Reading »

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29 cents a minute lets you buzz around Berlin in a Smart car

Can’t get enough of Smart cars? Then the place to be is Berlin. The place is crawling with these cars, which according to Daimler aim to take over a big slice of the city’s growing urban auto per-minute rental pie. Just last month, Daimler decided to deploy the largest fleet of its Car2go short-term rental service program, turning a blind eye to BMW’s own DriveNow two-to-one service. It’s all part of a grand scheme to lure in not only drivers in Berlin but in urban regions across Europe in the midst of fading interest in car ownership. Car2go chief Robert Henrich shares that “it’s natural that competition shows up. It shows… Continue Reading »

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Daimler and BMW join forces on EV project

Rivals can become the best of friends. At least, when trying to come up with a car project that will enrich the lives of millions. Too good to be true? You better believe it. Daimler AG and BMW are combining their valued resources into a project known as the Visio.M. It actually involves other major players as well, including the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research which is shelling out almost 11 million euros (or $14 million US greens), the Technical University of Munich and other big names in the technology and automotive industries. Don’t be misled – it’s not a super EV car dream project that they’re working… Continue Reading »

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