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Georgia, home to a $5,000 all-electric vehicle purchase tax incentive has revoked that initiative in place of a $200 registration fee and adding to the salt in the wounds is giving special perks to Mercedes-Benz as it relocates to the state. The tax-break-ending legislation made it into law last week under the Transportation Funding Act of […]

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Mercedes’ C 350 e plug-in hybrid has been certified as being environmental compatible. The German plug-in hybrid satisfies all criteria of an environmentally responsible product development pursuant to ISO standard TR 14062, as confirmed by the auditors of the TÜV Süd authorities. Mercedes-Benz explained it analyzes the environmental compatibility of its models throughout their entire […]

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The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team is all set to unveil its 2015 race car, the F1 W06 Hybrid, on Sunday February 1 2015 at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain. The team said it will present its next generation of Silver Arrows racing car in front of assembled media on the opening day […]

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Autonomous driving is the focus of many manufacturers and Mercedes-Benz is one of them. The German company has revealed as a world premiere the research vehicle F 015 Luxury in Motion at the Consumer Electronics Show. Mercedes-Benz said this fuel cell-powered vehicle provides a concrete example of the visionary ideas the company is developing with […]

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The Mercedes-Benz S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID’s environmental credentials have been confirmed by the German TÜV Süd technical inspection authority. Mercedes-Benz’ first plug-in hybrid has been awarded the Environmental Certificate in accordance with ISO standard TR 14062. Mercedes said the award is based on a comprehensive life-cycle assessment of the S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID, documenting every […]

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Mercedes-Benz’s models as you know them are evolving, at least in name. The system behind the new nomenclature is simple, clear and transparent, says the company. The model designation is always an acronym made up of between one and three upper-case letters. The different types of engine are indicated by a lower-case letter. The system […]

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Automakers located in the U.S. will try to have vehicles talk to utility companies during a special field test this week. Eight global automakers are joining forces for a first-ever test of technology that will allow utility companies to communicate with plug-in electric vehicles via the cloud, an advancement that would help manage energy use […]

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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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As an increasing number of upscale automakers look to plug-in hybrid tech, and as General Motors wants equal footing with top-shelf German cars, it has said its new CT6 flagship will be made with an optional plug-in hybrid powertrain. Actual photos of the large-class CT6 are spy shots, but a comparison of the four-door rear-wheel-drive […]

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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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