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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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Soon, all Smart models will be available with both internal-combustion engine and EV versions – a first for any automotive brand. Of course, that’s easy to say when a brand only offers three models. SEE ALSO: New Pictures Leak of Reborn Smart Family Nevertheless, there are EV versions of the new ForFour and cabrio on […]

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car2go is growing this week with two expansions across Vancouver, Canada. Starting yesterday, the on-demand, one-way carsharing service expanded to Richmond, British Columbia, and provides airport access and parking near Vancouver International Airport (YVR). car2go stated this is allowing more ways for its 75,000+ car2go Vancouver members – as well as members across North America […]

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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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As promised, there’s now a plethora of information on the new 2015 Smart Fortwo and Forfour, which had their global debut yesterday in Berlin. The cars retain their rear-engine/rear-drive layout, surrounded by an updated tridion safety cell, which uses a mix of ultra-high-strength and ‘multiphase’ steel to deliver maximum crash performance. The Fortwo also keeps […]

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While Europe and arguably Canada have embraced the Smart experiment, the company’s fortunes in the U.S. have been painful at best. For many would-be buyers, the current Fortwo just doesn’t make sense, even in the tightest most congested cities around – especially with relatively more space and fuel prices still low. In contrast to the […]

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One great way to experience an EV is to show up at one of various test drive events held across the country. One such event will be held this coming weekend in Berkeley, California. The “Experience Electric – The Better Ride” campaign will offer free test drives of the latest electric cars on Saturday, June […]

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Mercedes-Benz Canada reported that the company has achieved its best November sales results ever by delivering 3,147 Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart vehicles throughout the month. This represents a month-over-month increase of 6 percent and has helped push overall growth ahead of last year by 1,788 units for a grand total of 33,899 vehicles sold year-to-date. […]

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The new smart fortwo electric drive is now available in Chinese dealerships. The smart brand celebrated this market launch at the Guangzhou Motor Show, where the all-electric city vehicle was presented to the Chinese public. “Our smart electric drive was one of the first all-electric cars and is the clear market leader in Germany,” said […]

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car2go’s carsharing services are now expanding to a 25th city, the 13th in North America, with plans to offer services in Montreal, Quebec starting in November. Called car2go autopartage to reflect the French language spoken in this Canadian province, the company will launch its unique point-to-point carsharing model in Montreal this fall. car2go said that […]

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