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Should Mercedes EV Units Produce More Noise?

Automakers are gradually shifting their priorities into electric cars. However, one of the issues being raised by car enthusiasts is their lack of noise. So, should Mercedes EV units have more noise? It should be noted that when the engine regulations changed in Formula One back in 2014, there were complaints about the lack of engine noise coming from the hybrid race cars. As a result Mercedes started devising ways for their cars to produce more sound. A lot of crazy ideas cropped up like putting megaphones in their exhausts and putting artificial sounds into them. Still, the noise was nothing like the natural sound produced by a pure internal… Continue Reading »

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Denza EV Pictures Without Camouflage Revealed

What do you get when the producer of the world’s most luxurious cars and one of the fastest growing low cost manufacturer of automobile crosses? The resulting offspring would be the Denza EV. According to ChinaCarTimes the Denza EV is the result of Daimler and BYD’s plan to create another brand of luxury electric cars that would cater to the Chinese market and to the international market later on. The plan was conceived in May of 2010 but it was not until March 2012 when the brand and concept was aired to the public. Spy shots of the Denza EV in camouflage have been circulating in the Internet over the… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Looking into Sale of Li-Tec Battery Joint Venture

Daimler AG together with partner Evonik Industries AG are considering selling Li-Tec Battery GmbH, a joint venture that isn’t really very profitable. The companies’ efforts to find another owner to join up have been in vain, which is why it is now considering a sale. Li-Tec Battery, based in Dresden and formed in 2008, makes Li-Ion battery cells meant for use in automobiles as well as other industrial applications. The company develops and makes its own batteries. It was seen as a good way to provide batteries for future electric vehicles produced by the German automaker. Daimler has a 49.9 percent stake in the joint venture, while Evonik holds the rest… Continue Reading »

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Tesla Supplies Motor for US-bound B-Class Electric Drive

Mercedes-Benz has enlisted the aid of Tesla Motors, the electric car and electric powertrain designer and manufacturer based in Silicon Valley, to provide the 135-horsepower electric motor of the all-new Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, which was announced at the New York Auto Show this past week. The car is expected to be out on the US market sometime in early 2014. Aside from the motor, the charging system and the car’s batteries are also supplied by Tesla, which has been working with Mercedes-Benz’s parent company Daimler since 2007, supplying the Li-Ion battery packs and charging systems used on the first thousand smart cars. Daimler also owns a minor stake in… Continue Reading »

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