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“Golden Steering Wheel” Award won by M-Class and SLK

Mercedes have won many awards for its different vehicles, but the company has had so much success in the Golden Steering Wheel awards, that in fact, the company has been in the all-time winners’ list. The three star brand has won a total of 21 times. This year, Europe votes the SLK and the M-Class as the best in their categories after more than 260,000 readers of Auto Bild, Bild Am Sonntag and other European publications chose the vehicles. The awards were received by the Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler, Dr. Dieter Zetsche and Board of Managament Member of Daimler, Professor Dr. Thomas Weber. The awards night… Continue Reading »

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Investigation of Dr. Dieter Zetsche and Daimler’s Statement of Position

The Osnabrueck prosecutor announces the date for Dr. Zetsche’s investigation, it will be on September 19,2011. This is in line with complaint filed by a parent of the 27- year old test engineer who died on the Papenburg test track. The parents of the test driver said that the accident was due to the negligence of supervisory duties of the senior employees of Daimler. But Daimler released a press statement on September 16 saying: With regard to reports about criminal charges and preliminary investigations of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, represented by Chairman of the Board of Management Dieter Zetsche, concerning alleged gross negligence resulting in death, the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes US Plant’s $2B Expansion in the Works

Mercedes-Benz’ parent company, Daimler, said that it plans on upgrading and retooling the US plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama by investing $2 billion. This is in an effort to start production of the 2014 C-Class  and the R- and GL-Class. This statement was made in the middle of a head-to-head battle with BMW for the number one spot in the US’ luxury car segment. This is due to a forecast that Lexus will fall off its 11 year dominance in the segment because of low production. “Tuscaloosa was the first production location of Mercedes-Benz Cars ever outside Germany, and today it is among our best. As our ‘pioneering plant’, it is… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Investing Millions for Hydrogen Stations

Following the conclusion of F-Cell World Drive, Mercedes-Benz/Daimler confirmed that it is taking its partnership with The Linde Group to the next level as they build hydrogen fuel cell stations. Daimler will invest heavily on putting up F-Cell fueling stations. Reuters reported that the company has plans to invest millions of Euros for this project, which will be seen first in cities of Germany. Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz said “ “With the F-CELL World Drive we have shown, that the time for electric vehicles with fuel cell has come. Now the development of the infrastructure has to pick up speed,” adding that, ““For only an adequate number of hydrogen… Continue Reading »

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