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Electric Car Ignorance Breeds Dislike, Says German Study

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 country of Germany. Called eMERGE, the program ran from May 2013 to June 2015, using a fleet of 146 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive... read more

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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


 
Project Visio.M: Electric Car

German Consortium, Including BMW, Daimler, Siemens, Design A Better Electric Car

BMW and Daimler have traditionally been rivals in the automotive world, but last week we learned that engineers from the two rival German companies have been working together... read more May 7, 2012 by  4


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Abu Dhabi Sells Off 7-Percent Tesla Stake, Makes $133 Million

Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, might be working hard to ensure that the oil-producing nation becomes more environmentally friendly--but that... read more April 9, 2012 by  2


 
Leaked BYD/Daimler Electric Car Renderings (The WallStreetJournal)

Is This What The Electric Car Love-Child Of Daimler, BYD Looks Like? Apparently So

Since July, the Internet has been home to serval renderings claiming to be of the new electric car being developed by German automaker Daimler and its Chinese auto partner... read more October 21, 2011 by  1


 
Daimler and BYD logos

Daimler And BYD To Birth Electric-Car Love Child This Spring

Opposites, it’s said, attract. And automakers don’t come much more opposite than Daimler AG and BYD. Daimler is the parent to such prestigious brands as Maybach... read more October 10, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Smart Fortwo

Is Second Time The Charm For Smart's ForTwo In U.S. Market?

The 2011 Smart ForTwo minicar: Cramped, noisy, slow and unsafe, right? If you answered yes to all those then the new team running Smart USA for Daimler AG is banking on a new... read more August 31, 2011 by  3


 
Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell with mobile refueler

Fuel-Cell Vehicles Are Likely Coming (A Few): Who's Winning?

We're on record with the analysis that electric-car production will far, far outweigh that of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles built over the next decade, and perhaps longer... read more August 12, 2011 by  42


 
Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL

Mercedes-Benz Buddies Up To Build More Hydrogen Fuel Stations

There was a time when hydrogen powered cars were all the rage in green car circles. They either came with advanced fuel cell electric drivetrains, the most notable being the... read more June 3, 2011 by  2


 
Dieter Zetsche

Daimler CEO: 1 Million Electric Cars in Germany by 2020? Not Likely

It may only be two weeks since Germany’s Chancellor Merkel announced that her government would help bring 1 million plug-in vehicles to the roads of Germany by 2020 but... read more May 31, 2011 by  10


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on red carpet

Elon Musk Says Tesla Won't Be Sold, But Elon Musk Is Wrong

In a sign of its continuing need for capital--and the good performance thus far of its stock--Tesla Motors said today it would sell 5.3 million more shares of common stock... read more May 25, 2011 by  5


 

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