Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, announced that it will invest up to $1 billion to build electric SUVs and batteries in and around its assembly plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The plans, first reported reported Thursday in The Wall Street Journal (paywalled), represent a major expansion of electric-car manufacturing in the U.S. So far, Ford, General Motors, and Nissan produce either battery-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles at U.S. plants. (The plug-in Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan is built in Canada.) CHECK OUT: Mercedes-Benz electric cars to arrive sooner as urgency...
Southeast gasoline drivers to get range anxiety after pipeline rupture?
A pipeline rupture in Alabama is causing gasoline shortages.Stephen Edelstein
Report: 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Range To Be Almost Completely Hybrid
Mercedes-Benz just took the wraps off its facelifted C-Class range, which enters the market as a 2012 model and comes with a host of modifications to make it more fuel efficient. Namely, the introduction of a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the first four the C-Class has been available...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Five Questions: Michael Deitz, 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Product Manager
Hyundai is on a roll in general, and last week we published the first 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid drive report, by our colleague Marty Padgett. This very important model is the carmaker's first-ever hybrid to be sold in the U.S., but far from the last. In 2012, Hyundai plans an upcoming dedicated...John Voelcker