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As part of the HyFive project, five manufacturers have agreed to deploy a total of 110 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Europe with the goal of developing new clusters of hydrogen refueling stations. Leading motor manufacturers, hydrogen fuel suppliers, the Mayor of London’s Office and energy consultancies from around the globe are signing up, said […]

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The new smart fortwo electric drive is now available in Chinese dealerships. The smart brand celebrated this market launch at the Guangzhou Motor Show, where the all-electric city vehicle was presented to the Chinese public. “Our smart electric drive was one of the first all-electric cars and is the clear market leader in Germany,” said […]

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The six partners in the “H2 Mobility” initiative – Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and Total – have agreed on a specific action plan for the construction of a German hydrogen refueling network for fuel cell powered electric vehicles. By 2023, the current network of 15 filling stations in Germany’s public hydrogen infrastructure shall […]

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Mercedes is launching its own nine-speed transmission and designed it to be suitable for hybrid and plug-in hybrid drive systems. Qualified of first nine-speed automatic transmission with torque converter by Mercedes-Benz, the 9G-TRONIC for premium vehicles will first appear in the E 350 BlueTEC and will be used in almost all model series and engines […]

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Daimler and Europcar’s car2go launched in Birmingham May 8 with 250 environmentally-friendly smart fortwo vehicles available to use over an area of 21 square miles. “We are proud to launch car2go in Birmingham,” said Stefan Mueller, CEO at car2go Europe GmbH. “car2go gives you the ability to go where you want, when you want – […]

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Plastic is finding more uses into our vehicles, allowing weight savings and better heat management, two aspects contributing to better fuel consumption. Daimler is now using the world’s first plastic engine support for its six-cylinder diesel engine installed in the new GL Class. The announcement was made at the VDI-K Conference “Plastics in Automotive Engineering”, […]

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Following its world introduction in Detroit and the Canadian premiere of the model in Montreal, the Infiniti Q50 sports sedan will make its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5. The hybrid version of the Q50 is expected to be displayed. Marking the start of a new-generation of Infiniti Q models, the […]

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Hot on the heels of similar collaboration between Toyota and BMW, today from Yokohama Japan a joint fuel cell development deal was signed by Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. The goal is nothing less than the launch of the “world’s first affordable, mass-market” fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) by 2017. […]

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