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With Volkswagen’s emission crisis winding down since it erupted Sept. 2015, Daimler AG is taking center stage as the next automaker to potentially face serious hardship for dastardly diesel misdeeds. For the last few months, investigators from the United States and Germany have begun suspecting that Mercedes-Benz equipped its vehicles with defeat devices similar to […]

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A new report from Germany unveils accusations against Daimler of selling more than one million cars with excessive exhaust emissions. The Mercedes-Benz models were sold in the U.S. and Europe between 2008 and 2016, according to a report from German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung. The report comes after the paper uncovered a search warrant from the […]

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Daimler has opened a batter producing facility in Beijing – its first battery plant outside of Germany – in collaboration with joint venture partner BAIC. Lithium-ion batteries produced there will go in electrified vehicles built through their Beijing Benz Automotive Co. joint venture company. The move follows a May 1 signing of their partnership where the […]

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German prosecutors have raided Daimler’s offices in Germany. The parent company of Mercedes-Benz is under investigation for possible fraud related to false advertising and the possible manipulation of exhaust-gas aftertreatment in its diesel cars. Reuters reports the Stuttgart prosecutor’s office said 23 prosecutors and around 230 employees, including police and state criminal authorities, were involved […]

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Mercedes-Benz said it will offer a plug-in hybrid variant of the new S-Class launched globally yesterday at Auto Shanghai. The German automaker said the sedan’s PHEV will have an electric-only range under European test procedures of about 50 kilometers (31 miles). That will come through a new battery with 13.3 kWh capacity. It will also […]

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Mercedes-Benz might be late to the EV party, but that doesn’t bother Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche. The head of Mercedes-Benz’ parent company isn’t fazed that rivals BMW and Tesla have launched high-volume luxury EVs first. SEE ALSO: Daimler Unveils New Electric Brand Through Generation EQ Concept in Paris In his mind, it’s like the timing […]

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To keep the Mercedes-Benz sales momemtum growing in China, parent Daimler could manufacture electric cars and batteries locally, according to the company’s marketing head Hubertus Troska. Since the beginning of 2016, Mercedes cars have carved a 28-percent sales increase in China after refreshing designs that gave a sportier appearance along with an upmarket feel that […]

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Shortly after Tesla Motor’s CEO Elon Musk published his Master Plan: Part Deux last July, the electric carmaker promoted Jerome Guillen, a former Daimler Truck executive, to VP of the Tesla Semi business unit. Before joining Tesla in 2010, Guillen was an executive at Daimler’s Freightliner division in Portland, OR where he was involved with […]

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At last week’s Moscow auto show a self-driving shuttle bus was displayed by NAMI, a Russian government-backed automotive research organization. The bus is a result of a partnership between NAMI, Mercedes-Benz’s parent Daimler, heavy-truck manufacturer Kamaz, and Russia’s Internet search engine giant Yandex. Kamaz will built the self-driving shuttles, Daimler is providing autonomous technology and, […]

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Rolling out a large electric vehicle with 311 miles of battery range is a big part of Daimler’s ambitious electrified car strategy, a Daimler executive said. While being interviewed recently by Automotive Engineering, Anke Kleinschmit, Daimler’s VP Of group research and sustainability and chief environmental officer, shared her thoughts on the German automaker’s clean vehicle […]

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