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Mercedes-Benz GLC to offer world's first plug-in fuel-cell powertrain

Mercedes-Benz GLC to offer world's first plug-in fuel-cell powertrain

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles face the challenge of a global fueling infrastructure that doesn't exist and will cost billions to build. Electricity, on the other hand, is pretty much everywhere. Now Mercedes plans to combine the easy recharging of a plug-in electric vehicle with the long-distance... read more

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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Daimler to spend $500 million on electric-car battery factory

As global automakers gear up to produce higher volumes of plug-in electric cars, their battery strategies vary. Some buy in both lithium-ion cells and complete battery packs... read more March 9, 2016 by


 
Dieter Zetsche

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Less Likely Than Electric Cars: Daimler CEO Zetsche

There's an emerging rivalry between two different technologies for zero-emission transportation: battery-electric cars and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Within the auto... read more February 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

Mercedes To Make Executives Drive Plug-In Hybrids Or Electric Cars

As Mercedes-Benz launches a barrage of plug-in electric cars, parent company Daimler is getting executives to practice what they preach. In the near future, executives at... read more February 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

Mercedes: 'More Than Competitive' Electric Cars Possible--When Business Makes Sense

BMW has had a battery-electric car (with an optional range extender) on the market for two years now. Audi and Porsche have announced battery-electric luxury models coming in... read more December 7, 2015 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE350e Plug-In Hybrid

Mercedes Electric Car Around 2019: Could Be SUV, Sedan, Or Both

Over the next few years, established German luxury automakers are expected to respond to Tesla's success with a series of high-end electric cars and plug-in hybrids... read more September 25, 2015 by


 
2015 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive

Electric Car Ignorance Breeds Dislike, Says German Study

Daimler, the parent of company of luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz, recently completed a large-scale study of electric cars and consumer attitudes toward them in its home... read more August 4, 2015 by


 
Daimler Trucks North America SuperTruck

Daimler Unveils SuperTruck; 12-MPG Semi Is More Than Twice As Fuel-Efficient

Heavy-duty trucks make up a fairly small percentage of the traffic on U.S. roads, but they cover many more miles each year than the average passenger car--with much worse... read more March 27, 2015 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

Mercedes CEO: No One Will Make Money On Electric Cars In 'Reasonable Time'

With the first Mercedes-Benz electric car now on sale, its parent company Daimler joins the expanding ranks of global automakers offering plug-in electric vehicles in the... read more November 5, 2014 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

Daimler Cashes In On Tesla Stock, Sells Share In Electric-Car Maker

In early 2009, German luxury car maker Daimler effectively saved Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors by purchasing 9.1 percent of the company for a reported $50... read more October 23, 2014 by


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Daimler Plans 3-Cylinder Engines For Future Compact Hybrids

Three-cylinder engines were popular with Japanese automakers back in the 1980s and 1990s, as a way of reducing weight and fuel consumption in smaller vehicles. Now, they're... read more April 1, 2014 by


 
2014 Smart ForTwo Elecric Drive

Daimler Boss Says Smart Car Is "More Relevant" Than Ever

Cars described as "ahead of their time" are usually regarded fondly, but often commercially unsuccessful--the resulting vehicles often too unusual for many consumers... read more January 14, 2014 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive

Mercedes-Benz To Do More Projects With Tesla, Countering BMW i3?

Look closely enough at the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, and there's probably a little 'Tesla Motors' sticker hiding within its drivetrain. Likewise, eagle-eyed car-buyers may... read more November 2, 2013 by


 
Ford's award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine

Daimler 'Boosts' 3-Cylinder Knowledge With Help From Ford

German automaker Daimler is more familiar with three-cylinder engines than you might think. In fact, it even sells one right here in the U.S. If you guessed "Smart Fortwo"... read more May 28, 2013 by 0


 
2014 Ford Fiesta: EcoBoost (European version)

Sharing Savvy: Smart & Ford Discuss Fuel-Efficient Three-Cylinder Engines

In spy movies, information is used as a form of currency; it's traded for hostages, treasure, and occasionally, more information. But the practice isn't just limited to... read more May 24, 2013 by 5


 
BMW using 1-Series and MINI Cooper in DriveNow initiative

BMW Earns Profit By The Minute With Car Sharing: Is Ownership Dead?

In case you haven't heard: car sharing is big business. Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of car-sharing companies. Zipcar -- America's pioneer in the sector --... read more February 11, 2013 by 2


 

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