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Most major automotive suppliers met last week to focus on 48-volt systems during the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Automotive 48V Power Supply Systems. Leading automakers and tier 1 suppliers, discussed the need for an internationally agreed 48-volt electrical standard. A proper standard is needed by the global automotive industry to achieve the economies of […]

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Yesterday Daimler AG announced it has reorganized its cooperation with Tesla Motors Inc. In doing so, the German automaker terminated the share-price hedge it initiated in 2013 and has sold its approximately 4-percent stake in Tesla. Daimler explained it initially acquired a 9.1 percent interest in Tesla in May 2009 for an estimated $50 million. […]

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Mercedes-Benz’ small cousin, the smart, is growing; smart launched in Paris last week a new generation of fortwo as well as a four door model, the forfour. “We are proud that we have been able to make the fortwo with the same length of 2.69 meters even safer and altogether more grown up,” said Markus […]

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Executives look pleased with the result of the collaboration between Renault-Nissan and Daimler. Or at least they say they are. Both automotive powerhouses have been working in partnership since 2010. The scope of the original collaboration in 2010 was limited to three projects primarily in Europe. The combined portfolio shared between Renault-Nissan and Daimler has […]

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Daimler has been very involved with fuel-cell electric vehicle research and various prototypes since the early 1990s. And, the German giant has been public about the genesis of its technology, including early involvement with Canadian experts Ballard Power Systems, however the company still hasn’t launched a publicly available FCV. With hydrogen power getting more general […]

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Mercedes-Benz’ involvement in Formula 1 translates into new hybrid and lightweight solutions for the brand’s road-going cars. “Technologies like direct fuel injection found their way in to series production via the Silver Arrows of the 1950s”, said Prof Thomas Weber, Member of the Daimler Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Head of Mercedes-Benz […]

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According to some in the industry, one of the next steps on the way to improve electric drive and plug-in hybrid vehicles is wireless charging. With this concept in mind, Daimler and BMW are jointly developing and implementing one common wireless charging technology. Wireless battery charging will make the handling of electric drive and plug-in […]

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Renault-Nissan and Daimler will be building cars together in Mexico. The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG are expanding their cooperation with joint development of premium compact vehicles and joint production in Mexico. Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche announced June 27 that their companies have agreed to establish a 50:50 joint venture, […]

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Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd. (BDNT) officially unveiled its DENZA all-electric vehicle at Auto China 2014, in Beijing. This world premiere is the result of the 50:50 R&D technology joint venture established by Daimler and BYD back in 2010 – the first Sino-German joint venture dedicated to an all-electric vehicle in China. The […]

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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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