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Vito E-CELL for rent through Europcar

Ever dreamt of owning an electric vehicle? Think about it – you won’t have to stop by gasoline stations to fill up, and thus you won’t have to worry about world oil prices rising. You’ll just have to find a charging station and pay for a full battery’s worth of charging. Well, if you can’t afford to buy an EV, whether in terms of time or money, perhaps you could rent one. If you look around, you’ll find that there are dozens of electric cars to choose from. But hopefully you’ll realize that there aren’t much electric vans roaming around. Enter Europcar to fill in that void. Mercedes-Benz came up… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Offers 4-Wheel Drive Option For Vans

Cognizant of the fact that utility vehicles don’t always travel on paved roads, Mercedes has announced that its vans and large-capacity vehicles are available with all-wheel drive. These include the Vito, Sprinter, Vario or Viano. According to Daimler, ”The comprehensive range offered by the all-wheel-drive quartet from Mercedes-Benz Vans covers the complete spectrum from comfortable large-capacity vehicle to sturdy large-volume van.” Of the four, three are available with Mercedes’ 4ETS Electronic Traction System. The vans feature permanent all-wheel drive and automatic transmissions. Four cylinder CDI diesel engines ranging from 136 hp to 163 hp are available with the standard BlueEfficiency package. Aside from these, the Sprinter 4×4 is also available… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz UK teams up with The Food Bank at Milton Keynes

Have a heart for the poor? Donate food items this October 1 and 2 at the Midsummer Place Shopping Center at Milton Keynes. Mercedes-Benz UK will be on site to support the food collection event dubbed The Food Bank. The event is a basic system of collecting, organizing and distributing food donations to people who have been thrown off the economic ladder and living lives in poverty due to unfortunate events such as death in the family, sickness, over expenditure or even theft. The event is important because it makes up for lack of support or help from national government and social care infrastructure by giving out food until these… 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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Sprinter vans to clean up Southwark Borough in London

The London Borough of Southwark has got a brand new fleet of environmentally-friendly vehicles to help clean the streets and lessen air pollution. They’re none other than Mercedes-Benz’s Sprinter van, chosen by the Southwark Council after a salvo of tests to confirm its environmental prowess. Around 47 Sprinters have been ordered, and an engine that’s compliant with Euro 5 emission standards and the Enhanced Environmentally-friendly Vehicle, or EEV, standards powers each one of them. Mercedes-Benz took it upon themselves to design their vans’ engines to be EEV-certified to have a cutting-edge advantage of competing manufacturers. The Sprinters are also equipped with Mercedes-Benz’s ECO-Start technology, a system that improves fuel economy… Continue Reading »

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Vans sales enjoying record growth all over global market

The economy’s pretty much back on track in most advanced countries, and that has created a rebound of demand for goods and services, especially in the transportation industry. The van segment has been positively affected by the growth in demand, and that pretty much explains why Mercedes-Benz Vans is enjoying increased sales the world over. Over 106,000 units have so far been sold in the period starting from January to June this year, registering a 50% plus increase in sales compared to the same period last year. The company owes much of this success to Latin American countries whose economies have so far been growing quite well. Sales in Latin… Continue Reading »

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Sweeping the polls: Daimler wins big in readers’ hearts

It’s a high seven for Daimler AG as Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles wins first place seven times in this year’s 14th ETM Publishing House Readers’ Poll to search for the ‘Best commercial vehicles of the 2010’ and the ‘Best Brands’. Pushing the MB division to victory were around 7,700 poll participants, which picked MBCV out of 171 nominees. The publications involved were Lastauto Omnibus, Trans Aktuelli and Fernfahrer. MB won six times for Best Commercial Vehicles, and once for Best Brand. Andreas Renschler of the Daimler AG Board of Management takes pride that his divisions, Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses, are amongst those favored most highly by readers. For fourteen years… Continue Reading »

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