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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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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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