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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 »


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 »


A Closer Look at the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive unveiled at the 2013 New York Auto Show is already prepping for its debut in the United States of America this summer. It will come with a base price of $41,450. Specs of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive The first-ever fully electric-powered car of Mercedes-Benz in the U.S. carries an engine developed by Tesla Motors. It has a battery pack with 28-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. The final output of the production model’s motor is 132 kW with 251 lb-ft of torque. That’s 75 kW and 23 lb-ft more than what Mercedes quoted during its debut. The power of the car enables it to sprint from zero… Continue Reading »


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