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2011 CLS63 AMG to appear in LA

We know you’ve all been waiting to hear news about this. Well, here goes. Mercedes-Benz has just announced to the press that they are indeed going to bring out the CLS63 AMG sports sedan come November 19. Where else to witness it than at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show? This should pull in a hefty attendance. The company will also be announcing its plans to rollout its F-CELL car in the US, so you better be in LA this month. Nobody has yet seen what the 2011 CLS63 AMG would look like, so we can only expect eager visitors waiting in anticipation to catch first glimpses. Its forecasted powerplant… Continue Reading »

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Internship grad designs taxi of the future

Taxis are everywhere—in every major city from New York, to Paris, London and Tokyo. So why hasn’t there been any significant improvement in their design or technology? For years, Ford Crown Victorias have been congesting major thoroughfares around the United States, Mercedes-Benz cabs patrol much of the streets in the entire European continent. It’s high time designers put taxis into perspective to benefit the majority of the population who commute publicly on a daily basis. Fortunately, one such designer is paying attention. His name is Slavche Tanevski and his work centers around the Mercedes-Benz Nimbus concept city cab. He pictures the Nimbus to be the cab of the future, specifically… Continue Reading »

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The new A-Class to feature E-CELL technology

After the company’s success with the B-Class F-CELL with its fuel cell technology, the company of SLS AMG fame now brings forth the A-Class E-CELL as the second electric car to be placed under full production. Why compare the B-Class E-CELL with the SLS AMG? Simple—the SLS AMG has its own E-CELL variant. Thus, our mentioning of the Gullwing supercar. The new five-seater’s electric motor will be powered by batteries, fulfilling the vehicle’s requirements for family use on a day-to-day basis. The new A-Class will be based on the current five-door platform, and will showcase generous enhancements to both its interior and exterior dimensions, as well as the luggage compartment… Continue Reading »

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Paris 2010: World premiere -of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL

Following the B-Class F-CELL fuel-cell car, Mercedes-Benz is now launching the new A-Class E-CELL as its second electric car built in series-production conditions. The five-seater with battery-powered electric drive meets all the requirements for a family car for everyday use. It is based on the five-door version of the current A-Class, and features a generously dimensioned interior and luggage compartment for maximum versatility. The car’s two high-efficiency lithium-ion batteries provide a range of over 200 km (NEDC). The car is powered by a quiet, locally emission-free electric drive with a maximum output of 70 kW (95 hp), developing a high torque of 290 Nm. A total production run of 500… Continue Reading »

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Smart working on electric scooter concept

It’s not only sister company Mercedes-Benz that’s pondering on entering the motorcycle arena. Another one of Daimler AG’s brainchildren, Smart, is now working on a scooter concept. Hopefully, this idea will last longer than Smart’s short-lived Forfour. Smart, which was founded by Swatch’s Nicolas Hayek, figured that an electric scooter concept will be a viable addition to their electric vehicle lineup, specifically to the successful Fortwo. According to Smart, their aim to broaden both their clout on the electric vehicle market as well as boost their overall sales. So here we are, presenting what is Smart’s artist renderings of their latest idea, a purely electric scooter that should make a… Continue Reading »

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Fast Forward to Tomorrow campaign kicks off

Mercedes-Benz launches yet another company, this time focusing on the company’s achievements in its bid for zero emissions. Running under the slogan “Fast forward to tomorrow”, the company seeks to show through all media channels—TV, online specials and ads—how far they’ve come in achieving their goals. BlueEFFICIENCY, which later developed into various versions such as BlueTEC for diesel engines and BlueDIRECT for petrol engines, is just one of the company’s groundbreaking innovations. These were soon followed by the E-CELL electric drive and F-Cell fuel cell technologies, both of which have reached full production status. Mercedes-Benz is working hard to further develop these technologies to better meet the stricter emissions demands… Continue Reading »

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Vito E-Cells being tested for service by Deutsche Post DHL

It’s only a matter of time before electric vehicles start to increase in numbers. They not only bring with them fuel savings, but virtually zero emissions as well, making them uber-friendly to the environment. Take the Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell for instance. Given a huge number of businesses that use vans for transporting their products and services, there’ll be a lot less waste and pollution floating around with electric vans taking over. Just this week, a bunch of Vito E-Cells were presented at the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Berlin as part of the company’s pro-environment program entitled GoGreen. One of their partners is Deutsche Post DHL, who are now testing the E-Cell’s… Continue Reading »

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