• 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

    While our colleague Nelson Ireson was driving the (very un-green) 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG in Mexico this week, he heard an interesting item that's much more along our lines. It is: Mercedes-Benz plans to sell only hybrid models of the S-Class in the U.S. when the next generation car arrives, starting with the 2012 or 2013 model year. "strong consideration" Perhaps not surprisingly, Mercedes-Benz North America spokesman Robert Moran declined to comment, saying only that the all-hybrid plan was "a strong consideration on the table now" but that it was "too early to share specific details on...

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    Diesel Hybrids From Peugeot and Mercedes Get Closer to Reality

    Peugeot is still on track to launch the world's first diesel-hybrid vehicle late this year. Its 3008 HYbrid4 Concept is a thinly disguised version of a crossover fitted with a mild-hybrid system that will go into production late this year as a 2011 model. Now other manufacturers are joining the...

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    2009 Los Angeles Auto Show: Preview

    Only a handful of U.S. auto shows count as important. Detroit, in January, is one; historically, New York in April has been another. But the up-and-comer is the Los Angeles Auto Show, which now occurs in late November or early December and focuses on green cars of all stripes: hybrids, electric...

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid
    Preview: 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid

    While Mercedes-Benz has focused its first green marketing efforts on the undeniably impressive 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid, it was joined by a second hybrid Benz that went on sale earlier this month after previewing in April at the New York Auto Show. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid brings...

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