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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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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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Arriving next summer, a refreshed 2017 Mercedes-Benz S 550e will be available with wireless battery charging. The technology being used works on a principal similar to wirelessly charging cell phones, and requires no cords or plugs to handle. British publication, Autocar, reported that the induction charging system will consist of two coils: one placed on […]

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German automaker Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, is conducting an internal investigation into its emissions certification processes. The investigation was requested by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Daimler says that it is cooperating fully with the authorities. “Daimler will consequently investigate possible indications of irregularities and of course take all necessary actions,” said […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has requested information from Mercedes-Benz about the emissions from some of its vehicles. The request comes as a result of a class-action lawsuit filed by law firm Hagens Berman earlier this month in the New Jersey District Court. The lawsuit alleges that the German automaker is deceiving its customers […]

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its next-generation diesel engine, a new four-cylinder unit that will debut in the E-Class. The big news for this 2.0-liter engine is that is all-aluminum, and it’s the first aluminum four-cylinder diesel from Mercedes. Interestingly, the engine will still use steel pistons. The new engine will power the E 22o starting this […]

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Daimler plans on investing nearly $3 billion into cleaner diesel engines. The parent company of Mercedes-Benz is developing next-generation diesel engines so that the automaker can meet new pollution-measuring standards. According to Daimler’s head of powertrain development, Bernhard Heil, the automaker is “spending the money on engine development and production capacities.” Part of the $2.94 […]

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Mercedes-Benz has released a teaser image for its Vision Tokyo concept, set to debut this week at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The German automaker didn’t announce many details on the concept, simply saying that it is “Autonomous, luxurious and progressive. A vision for future generations.” By looking at the silhouette, it appears that the […]

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Mercedes-Benz has confirmed its plans to develop an electric vehicle to compete with Tesla. Speaking to Automotive News at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, Daimler AG board member in charge of group research and Mercedes-Benz car development Thomas Weber, confirmed the German automaker will begin selling an electric vehicle with a range of 250 to […]

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Looking at models currently available from Germany’s BMW and Mercedes-Benz, it appears that both carmakers are focusing on battery electric over fuel cell vehicles, but that may not be the long-term plan for either. Recent interviews with executives at the two brands suggest that BMW and Mercedes are using hybrids and plug-in vehicles as stepping […]

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