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Mercedes launches home energy-storage battery, echoing Tesla

Mercedes launches home energy-storage battery, echoing Tesla

As Tesla regularly points out, the lithium-ion battery cells used in electric cars can also serve in home energy-storage units. Now, a Daimler company will go up against Tesla in that field under the branding of its most famous luxury-car make. Mercedes-Benz Energy announced yesterday that it is... read more

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Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Daimler invests in ChargePoint to grow electric-car charging in Europe, joins BMW

As automakers produce electric cars in greater numbers, public charging infrastructure will become even more crucial to lure new buyers and convince them the cars can be... read more March 2, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck concept, 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles

Daimler to build large electric semi truck; Urban e-Truck results good so far

Following successful trials, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler plans to produce a small run of all-electric large commercial trucks for the European market. These trucks will be... read more February 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Mirai

Carmakers, fuel and oil companies form Hydrogen Council to promote fuel cells

In addition to automakers and policymakers, battery-electric cars can count on support from a variety of advocacy groups. But grassroots support for hydrogen fuel-cell cars... read more January 31, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen plant

Electric cars lead to carmaker job cuts: new flashpoint?

It takes people to make cars: to lift and install parts, check quality, test-drive them after assembly, and so forth. Automation has eliminated many of the jobs performed by... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
Car2Go in Chongqing, China

For car-sharing to grow, 6 assumptions are key: Daimler

Since its launch eight years ago, Daimler's Car2Go car-sharing service has expanded to multiple cities across Europe, the U.S., and China. Daimler—parent company of... read more December 15, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

German government worries carmakers vulnerable to electric-car onslaught

Many governments across the globe have enacted stricter emissions standards to curb air pollution and greenhouse gases; others plan to do so. Some have also drafted... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Dorno, Italy, photo by problemidiricarica.wordpress.com/

BMW, Ford, Mercedes, VW Group to build electric-car fast-charging network in Europe

With a slew of 200-mile electric cars planned for 2018 and later, the question of how their drivers will be able to make long-distance trips is coming to the fore in a big... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz belt-driven starter generator (RSG)

New Mercedes engines get more complicated to meet emission rules

While it plans to launch 10 new electric cars by 2025, Mercedes-Benz is far from done trying to improve the efficiency of internal-combustion engines. The German luxury... read more November 1, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes to launch 10 electric cars by 2025 under EQ sub-brand

After unveiling its Generation EQ electric SUV concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz announced some ambitious future electric-car plans. Late last week, the... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive preview

The redesigned 2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive debuted just before the recent the 2016 Paris Motor Show. It switches over to the current-generation ForTwo platform... read more October 10, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

Smart Electric Drive has a little Renault-Nissan underneath

One of several new electric cars and concepts at last week's Paris Motor Show was the electric version of the second-generation Smart minicar. As Smart pointed out, it's the... read more October 3, 2016 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Electric cars necessary to protect Mercedes jobs, says labor leader

Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler is pushing for more electric cars, and that has the company's labor leaders thinking about how such a shift might affect its workers. Electric... read more September 20, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC  -  First Drive  -  April 2016

Daimler to launch at least six electric cars, perhaps even nine

In response to the success of Tesla Motors, established German luxury automakers are getting serious about electric cars. Audi and Porsche are both planning new all-electric... read more September 6, 2016 by


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

Will Mercedes start an electric-only sub-brand (like BMW i)?

German luxury carmakers have always been very competitive, especially with each other. When Audi, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz launches a new model or feature, it rarely takes long... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell prototype

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... read more June 13, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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