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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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For all the armchair pundits and paid journalists out there sloshing around the data bits regarding ELR versus Model S, recently GM said the Volt-based coupe is not positioned as GM’s response to Tesla, but GM has previously said it is a competitor. Last Thursday the Detroit News quoted Mark Reuss, GM’s head of global […]

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Mercedes-Benz’ involvement in Formula 1 translates into new hybrid and lightweight solutions for the brand’s road-going cars. “Technologies like direct fuel injection found their way in to series production via the Silver Arrows of the 1950s”, said Prof Thomas Weber, Member of the Daimler Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Head of Mercedes-Benz […]

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According to some in the industry, one of the next steps on the way to improve electric drive and plug-in hybrid vehicles is wireless charging. With this concept in mind, Daimler and BMW are jointly developing and implementing one common wireless charging technology. Wireless battery charging will make the handling of electric drive and plug-in […]

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Will the electric car market be the most important sector in the next 10 years? Nearly 40 percent of BMW, Audi, Mercedes and Jaguar drivers said they would buy, or seriously consider buying, an all-electric car capable of 300 miles from one charge from their brand. This statement comes from UK Web site WeLoveAnyCar.com. The […]

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A Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID has traveled 1,968 kilometers (1,222.8 miles) from Tangier in North Africa to Goodwood in England on a single tank. Mercedes added on reaching its destination, the vehicle still had enough fuel left for another 160 kilometers (99.5 miles). The drive was the answer to a dare of a question: […]

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The fifth edition of the Silvretta E-Auto Rally started July three marking the fifth time that locally emission-free vehicles will cross the roads of the Austrian Montafon Mountains. It is also the fifth time that Mercedes-Benz and smart will participate – and with six electric vehicles Mercedes will again have the largest fleet of the […]

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June 26, 2014, will mark the official start of production for the new Decherd Powertrain Plant, a partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Infiniti Motor Company President Johan de Nysschen and Gary Edwards, vice president, Powertrain Operations and Battery Plant, are expected to preside over the Opening Celebration activities. […]

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How about driving a hybrid car that can read the up and downs of the road ahead? This is the direction Mercedes-Benz is heading into with its intelligent energy management system for hybrid vehicles. Mercedes-Benz said this system assesses the road ahead and takes it into account. The German company added the objectives of the […]

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Pebble Technology is going to provide Mercedes-Benz with new in-vehicle solutions. Mercedes-Benz has announced a strategic partnership with Pebble Technology in the run-up to the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The automaker said this partnership gives early access to some of the newest hardware and early releases of application programming interfaces (APIs) offered by […]

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