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Daimler and BMW join forces on EV project

Rivals can become the best of friends. At least, when trying to come up with a car project that will enrich the lives of millions. Too good to be true? You better believe it. Daimler AG and BMW are combining their valued resources into a project known as the Visio.M. It actually involves other major players as well, including the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research which is shelling out almost 11 million euros (or $14 million US greens), the Technical University of Munich and other big names in the technology and automotive industries. Don’t be misled – it’s not a super EV car dream project that they’re working… Continue Reading »

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Daimler, Bosch Form EM-motive GmbH for Joint Electric Motor Production

German automotive manufacturer Daimler has joined forces with supplier of innovative automobile components, Robert Bosch GmbH, in a joint venture called EM-motive GmbH. This joint venture will be responsible for the development as well as the production of electric motors to be used in European all-electric vehicles. The companies have already confirmed that the agreement has been officially signed after working on negotiations for three months. Production is said to be scheduled for 2012, and the venture will be based in Hildesheim, where the production facilities will also be located. Engineering, on the other hand, will most likely be located in Stuttgart, close to the home of Daimler and Bosch…. Continue Reading »

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Smart USA Delivers its First Retail Fortwo Electric Drive

Mindy Kimball, a resident of Silver Spring, MD and a US Army Major, was the recipient of the first retail edition of the smart fortwo electric drive, delivered straight to her home by smart USA, a subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group. As part of the ceremony of its maiden delivery, PAG Chairman Roger Penske was on hand to give the keys, along with smart USA President Jill Lajdziak. “This is a groundbreaking day for smart in the United States,” stated Lajdziak. “We are extremely excited to add the smart fortwo electric drive to the smart product lineup, solidifying our position as a key player in transportation electrification.” Kimball, 36, is… Continue Reading »

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