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Smart Car Sharing: Milan Gets car2go Service

This month marks another milestone in Daimler’s car2go car-sharing service, as Milan gets to enjoy a fleet of 450 smart fortwo vehicles slated to be fully available by the middle of September. While the smart eco-friendly vehicle brand certainly isn’t the biggest moneymaker in the Daimler stable, those vehicles together with the car2go platform allows the German automaker to make good on its promise of delivering sustainable automotive solutions, particularly for urban mobility applications that are focused upon by car2go. Being able to expand into a city like Milan expands the platform’s reach and should allow for better positioning in the European marketplace moving forward. If car2go continues to reach… Continue Reading »

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More Hybrid Vehicles To Be Introduced By Mercedes-Benz

It appears that a number of hybrid vehicles are set to be launched by Mercedes-Benz in the future. The German luxury vehicle manufacturer will increase its range of hybrid vehicles to add to the E-Class and the S-Class models. The company revealed in a recent statement that the hybrid system of Mercedes-Benz is designed to be modular and scalable. The design can be used in a number of model series. The company added that the launch of new hybrid models will be timed with the launch of new models in the future. The specific details of the models that the company will launch have yet to be revealed. However, a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid Unveiled

It appears that Mercedes-Benz could not wait for the Frankfurt Auto Show to flaunt their latest hybrid flagship. The luxury vehicle manufacturer recently unveiled the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid at a recent press briefing. The upcoming vehicle will feature a six-cylinder gasoline engine that offers 333HP of power and 480Nm of torque. The hybrid also comes with an electric motor that uses an 8.7kWh battery, found inside the trunk. The engine provides power to the rear wheels of the car. On the other hand, the electric motor provides power to the front wheels. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid has a fuel economy of around three liters for every… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid Buses Shuttle Service At KIT

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology commissioned a hydrogen filling station on the Campus North, which is a requirement in the introduction of mobile fuel-cell technology. The station will service a pair of Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid buses. The fuel-cell buses will provide a shuttle service to employees and students at the KIT Campus North, the KIT Campus South and the KIT Campus East. Present in the June 11 inauguration of the station was the Mercedes-Benz Buses Region West Sales Head, Ulrich Piotrowski. The inauguration also officially launched the shuttle service of KIT. Hydrogen savings of the Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid will reach around fifty percent compared to other fuel-cell buses… Continue Reading »

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Patent Images Of Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-In Hybrid Emerge

Two months have passed ever since the luxury car manufacturer from Germany reluctantly confirmed the upcoming release of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-In Hybrid. Reports about the same plug-in vehicle, which is the first for the company, have emerged once again. A number of patent images showed that the upcoming vehicle will have a new exhaust system while its rear bumper was designed to feature its charging port. The upcoming vehicle will reportedly be dubbed as the Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid Plus. It will be the flagship plug-in vehicle of the Germany vehicle manufacturer. It will reportedly feature a 306HP 3.5-liter V6 engine together with an electric motor. Electric power will come… Continue Reading »

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Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid Given EBUS Award

In Cologne, Mercedes-Benz  Market Launch Manager for Mercedes-Benz hybrid and electric buses  Ulrich Piotrowski, together with Mercedes-Benz buses brand spokesman Roman Biondi, accepted the first-ever EBUS award for the company’s fuel cell Citaro hybrid buses. Under the patronage of Dr. Peter Ramsauer, the Federal Minister for Transport, Building and Urban Development, the EBUS Award was given in recognition of the efforts that have been made to introduce electric buses into public local transport, and is intended as an incentive to drive forward innovative developments in this sector. In giving the award to  the Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid, the judges recognized the fuel cell, lithium-ion battery and electric motor components of the… Continue Reading »

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Hybrid Transport Makes Inroads In Munster

Hybrid vehicles make it to the mainstream news on a regular basis these days, touting their green advantages and all that. Normally, hybrids are associated with frugal daily drivers, although hybrid sports cars seem to be in our immediate future too. Now, a municipal transport operator in Munster, Germany has begun running a pair of hybrid buses supplied by Mercedes-Benz. Last August 27, a ceremonial handover of two Mercedes-Benz Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid buses was made to vehicles to Eckhard Schläfke of the Münster municipal transport service. These buses are to be used in Munster’s high-demand, high frequency routes, where the commuting population of 35 million is serviced by a… Continue Reading »

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