2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive preview

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, introduced as a gasoline-powered coupe version for the 2016 model year. As with the outgoing-generation model, the 2018 ForTwo... read more

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

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Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell prototype

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

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Car2Go in Chongqing, China

Daimler's Car2Go carsharing service signs up 78,000 China users in 2 months

Daimler's Car2Go carsharing service recently expanded to China, and it's already proving very popular there. Car2Go has steadily grown to serve 29 North American and European... read more June 10, 2016 by

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Mercedes-Benz electric cars: more details of 4 models for 2020 emerge

All three German luxury car makers now have plans to launch battery-electric vehicles before 2020 to counter the unlikely success of California's Tesla Motors. Whether their... read more May 24, 2016 by

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Emission, fuel-economy test issues spread: Mitsubishi, Daimler, others being investigated

The Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal has led to increased scrutiny of other carmakers by regulatory agencies around the world. So while VW works to hammer out the... read more April 25, 2016 by

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

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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

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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


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