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Daimler AG, parent of Mercedes-Benz, Smart and other car and truck manufacturers, is considering a new all-electric brand name for the upcoming Mercedes electric vehicles. The report comes from Handelsblatt, a German business publication well connected in the country’s auto industry. This confirms a statement made earlier by Ola Källenius, Mercedes’ sales and marketing director […]

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Daimler is adding to its electrified vehicles campaign with a longer-range 2017 Mercedes S 500 e. The new Mercedes S 500 e (badged as the S550e in the U.S.) plug-in hybrid will be getting a 13.3 kWh battery. That’s up from its current 8.7 kWh battery, and will offer a 53-percent increase in its battery-powered […]

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Mercedes-Benz will debut an all-new battery electric sport utility concept vehicle at the Paris Motor Show in late September. According to British magazine, Autocar, “high-ranking insiders describe it as its first step into a broad electric vehicle strategy.” This will be the German automaker’s first dedicated electric vehicle instead of just converting existing models like […]

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The German goal of one million electrified cars on the country’s roads by 2020 is unlikely to be met, but the government is doing what it can to bolster EV sales. The latest step is a subsidy fund of €1.2 billion ($1.4 billion) that will receive 50 percent of its funding from the government. SEE […]

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Venerable sketch-comedy show Saturday Night Live has never been short of ideas for fake commercials, and this past Saturday, possibly in response to the hype over the Tesla Model 3, the writers took aim at EVs, as well as some of the stereotypes that surround them. Host Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who was once a cast member […]

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It’s not surprising that hybrids and electric cars would dominate any list of top “greenest” vehicles, and that’s the case with the annual Greenest Vehicles list as compiled by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The non-profit focuses on advocating on the behalf of energy policies, and it released its 2016 list of […]

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Certain global automakers are said to be anxiously awaiting a pending report that sources say will out them as diesel emission cheaters – and in cases they have been more sophisticated than already exposed Volkswagen. According to the Daily Kanban, the tightly knit auto industry has heard rumblings for a while now that cheating in […]

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In addition to Volkswagen and Audi, diesels by five other carmakers have been found to produce more NOx in the real world than in laboratory settings. The assessment, as reported by The Guardian, was performed by the U.K.-based Emissions Analytics. Using Euro 5 and Euro 6 European emission standards, the firm showed that only than […]

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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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