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German automaker Mercedes-Benz is questioning whether it should continue offering diesel-powered vehicles in America as the demand for diesels in the U.S. continues to slide downward. Speaking with Automotive News at last week’s auto show in Los Angeles, Matthias Luehrs, Vice President of Sales and Product Management for Mercedes-Benz, said his company is conducting market […]

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After the unveiling of the new battery electric sub brand “EQ” at the Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz chief Dieter Zetsche said that it would be the leading seller of electric vehicles in nine years. When asked if Tesla is the EQ’s main competitor, Zetsche gave as affirmative reply. “At that point in time, obviously yes. We […]

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At the close of media days at the Paris Motor Show last Friday, BMW confirmed an earlier Friday report by Bloomberg News that it would produce battery electric versions of its popular X3 crossover SUV and Mini models. Automotive News is reporting that BMW’s Chief Executive Officer, Harald Krueger, told Bloomberg that the electric Mini […]

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Just two months after unveiling a prototype, today Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off a pre-production version of its battery electric Urban eTruck. The truck, on display at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany, is Mercedes’ vision of the future for short-range commercial deliveries. Based on a heavy-duty distribution truck chassis, the eTruck is […]

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Monterey Car Week, a part of the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach, in northern California has become a showcase for concept and production luxury car introductions. But yesterday’s reveal at the event by a joint project between a Beirut, Lebanon and a China-based company was a complete surprise — a battery-electric minivan. The ICONIQ Seven […]

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In June, HybridCars.com reported that Mercedes-Benz was considering a new brand name for its upcoming line of all-electric vehicles, and it now appears the luxury carmaker has made a decision. According to Autoexpress, recent trademark applications have been filled by the company with the prefix “EQ.” The firm has asked to register everything from EQA […]

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Last March, Jaguar’s design head Ian Callum said that within two years the company would have something not powered by a gasoline engine available in the lineup. Now, according to Automobile magazine, the Tata-owned British automaker will have two of those somethings in the lineup: a battery-electric large luxury sedan and an all-electric small crossover […]

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Electrified big-rig semi-trucks are getting news space, and start-up Nicola Motor wants to be included. The Utah-based company announced it will unveil a working prototype of its Nikola One in Salt Lake City on December 2nd. Nikola One is a Class 8 semi-tractor truck that is powered by a natural gas turbine and electric motor […]

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With plans to launch its first fully electric heavy-duty truck, Mercedes-Benz is in the early planning stages for an electrified Sprinter medium-duty van. Ulf Zillig, head of developing the next generation Sprinter, told The Detroit Bureau that if market demand supports it, the next generation Sprinter would use electric powertrains and autonomous driving. In the […]

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Mercedes-Benz has already placed its three-pointed star logo on the front of electrified cars, SUVs, vans and heavy-duty trucks, so why not an electric golf cart? Meet the Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Cart, which the German carmaker is calling a “golf car.” It’s the result of input from golf and car lovers and collaboration with […]

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