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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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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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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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Protean Electric and Brabus Showcase “Technology Project Hybrid” at World Congress

Electric drive company Protean Electric displayed what it calls the “Technology Project Hybrid” at the 2012 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress held in Detroit. The car uses a Brabus Mercedes-Benz E-class that comes with a 2.2L turbodiesel engine and a manual transmission. What makes the car special are the Protean electric motors that have been fitted into the rear wheels of the car. The vehicle makes use of Protean Electric’s patented in-wheel system called Protean Drive. These electric-drive systems are designed to provide vehicles with increased power, more torque, improved handling, and of course, much better fuel economy. The electric motors each produce 110 horsepower along with 590 lb.-ft…. Continue Reading »

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F125 Concept Hints At Electric S-Class

For Mercedes-Benz’s 125th anniversary, the company came out with the F125 concept. To many, it was a confusing concept car to celebrate the company’s glorious 125 years. But recently, Thomas Weber revealed that the F125, instead of looking back, is a vehicle that looks forward. In fact, two generations forward. So now, the ultralight materials, hydrogen fuel system and electric drive make sense, as these are technologies that will be commonplace in the future. In fact, the rolling laboratory nature of the F125 means that unheard-of and experimental technologies will be the norm for the F125 and its successors. In the more immediate future, it’s not far-off that an S-Class… Continue Reading »

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