Market launch of Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell fuel cell plug-in hybrid

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Mercedes-Benz has handed over the first GLC F-CELL ( earlier post ) vehicles to selected customers in the German market. The Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL (combined hydrogen consumption: 0.34

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Mercedes-Benz bringing series of 3rd-generation plug-in hybrids to market; EQ Power, gasoline or diesel; C-, E- and S-Class

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Mercedes-Benz is delivering the first new third-generation plug-in hybrids—labelled EQ Power—to customers now and over the coming months. Mercedes-Benz is initially using this type of powertrain in the C-Class, E-Class and S-Class. Another advantage of the Mercedes-Benz E?Class

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Producing the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL fuel-cell SUV

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Daimler is currently systematically preparing for series production of the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL; the company had shown preproduction models of the hydrogen fuel cell SUV at the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt last September ( Earlier post.).

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New Mercedes-Benz GLE features 48V active suspension system

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The new Mercedes-Benz GLE features a number of significant innovations, including the 48V active suspension system E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL—a world first. The GLE will receive a completely new range of engines on market launch in early 2019.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils Gen4 A-Class; bigger, new engines, focus on content and user experience

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In an event in Amsterdam, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its new A-Class compact line. The new fourth-generation A-Class vehicles are larger than their predecessors, and feature the MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience with a number of functions that were previously the preserve of the luxury class.

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Mercedes-Benz delivers electric eActros heavy-duty truck to Meyer-Logistik

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks has delivered another all-electric eActros ( earlier post ) to a customer for on-road testing: Meyer-Logistik. —Oliver Kraft, Head of Key Account Management Mercedes-Benz Trucks Germany.

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Mercedes-Benz Cars plants to source electricity from German wind farms

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Mercedes-Benz Cars has entered into a power purchase agreement with Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, enabling Mercedes-Benz Cars to source electricity directly from wind farms in Germany, whose subsidies from the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) expire after 2020. The power will be used to supply the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen as well as to the German battery production locations such as Kamenz and Stuttgart-Untertürkheim.

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New Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van set for European debut

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The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter commercial van launched today, the later generation of the successful delivery vehicle, and an electric version will enter production in 2019. It will debut initially in European markets, and might possibly make its way to North America—maybe. plug-in cars Mercedes-Benz Vito delivery van Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicle

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Mercedes-Benz HD electric truck eActros entering practical customer trials; Hermes first of 20

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks is starting practical trials for its all-electric heavy-duty eActros truck. —Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks. Practical operation of the eActros by customers is preceded by intensive advice from the experts at Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

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Krakow orders 30 Mercedes-Benz Citaro hybrid buses

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The Krakow public transport authority, Poland’s second-largest public transport authority, has placed an order for 30 Mercedes-Benz Citaro hybrid vehicles as well as 56 conventional Citaro buses. The city of Gdansk is also investing in city buses from Mercedes-Benz.

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Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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The European car market recorded its best H1 performance of the century, with 8.6 Despite uncertainty in the UK, where the market was down 6.3% on H1 2017, the growth recorded in Germany, France and Spain allowed the overall market to keep growing. of the German market.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils new EQC electric crossover SUV; series production in 2019

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the first member of its EQ electric vehicle line-up: the new Mercedes-Benz EQC crossover SUV. Mercedes-Benz engineers have enhanced noise comfort with a number of measures. It can be programmed directly via MBUX or via the Mercedes me App.

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European car market volume dropped 23.4% in September due to WLTP issues; electrics and SUVs bucked that trend

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The European car market recorded the highest monthly decline of the last decade in September 2018, as 1.12 The decline was most strongly evident with diesel cars, which recorded one of its lowest market shares ever with just 32.9% in September 2018.

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New Mercedes-Benz A-Class set up for private car sharing

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The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class ( earlier post ) is already set up for private car sharing: Mercedes me allows the new compact car to be shared with friends and family members. Operation is simple and secure using the Mercedes me app Car Sharing.

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Mercedes-Benz targeting average diesel NOx of ~30mg/km in RDE Stage 2 tests by 2020; approaching 20mg in following years

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With the market launch of the new A-Class ( earlier post ), the new diesel engines from Mercedes-Benz are now available from the compact class to the luxury class. Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder-diesel engine OM608.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils new Sprinter; focus on connectivity; electric drive in 2019; realizing adVANce

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Mercedes?Benz Mercedes-Benz is investing some €2.5 billion) around the globe in the new Sprinter's development, its worldwide production network, and sales and after-sales, said Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes?Benz

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JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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2018 marked a record year for the sale of battery-powered electric vehicles, according to data from JATO Dynamics. It was one of the highest increases among all car categories on the global market, which can be explained by several factors, JATO said.

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Mercedes-Benz fuel cell SUV PHEV in production; first units of GLC F-CELL to be delivered by end of October

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By 2022, Mercedes-Benz’ entire product range will be electrified. As part of the drive to the last option, Mercedes-Benz is putting the GLC F-CELL—a plug-in hybrid combining a 13.5 Compared with the B-Class F-CELL, on the market since 2010 (fuel consumption: 0.97 Mercedes-Benz's safety assistance systems are also all on board the GLC F?CELL. Marketing focus on H?

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Mercedes-Benz EQC EV soaking up summer heat of up to 50?C in trials in Spain

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Mercedes-Benz will run the Mercedes-Benz EQC electric vehicle through hot weather trials in Spain. Systematic complete-vehicle validation is among the extensive measures in the development process of every Mercedes-Benz model series.

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Mercedes-Benz to invest ~€500M to produce electric compact EQ model at Hambach plant

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Mercedes-Benz Cars is expanding its production capacities for electric cars in Europe. Mercedes-Benz Cars plans to launch more than ten electric cars by 2022 throughout all segments, from smart to large SUVs. The company assumes that unit sales of electric models will represent a share of somewhere between 15 and 25 percent of total Mercedes-Benz sales by 2025. In Germany the smart brand is the market leader among all-electric vehicles in the first quarter of 2018.

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Mercedes-Benz to build electric vehicles in 6 plants on 3 continents; global battery network; EQC in 2019

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Mercedes-Benz is in the process of building out hubs for the production of electric vehicles and batteries around the globe. By 2022, Daimler will electrify the entire portfolio of Mercedes-Benz, offering customers at least one electrified alternative in all Mercedes-model series.

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks puts partially automated driving into series production with new heavy-duty Actros

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks unveiled the new Actros truck, featuring Active Drive Assist, with which Mercedes-Benz Trucks puts partially automated driving into series production. The new Actros can be ordered as of the IAA 2018 Commercial Vehicles Show and the first vehicles will be delivered to customers next spring. Active Drive Assist builds upon the tried-and-tested adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go function and the lane-keeping assistant from Mercedes-Benz.

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First customers order the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro bus, deliveries this year; solid-state batteries, fuel-cell range-extender coming

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The first Mercedes-Benz battery-electric eCitaro bus ( earlier post ) will be delivered at the end of the year and will go into practical operations in the context of a customer-oriented driving test. The platform of the new Mercedes?Benz

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Mercedes-Benz Cars invests €1B in new “Full-Flex” car plant in Hungary; Factory 56 applied to full plant

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Mercedes-Benz Cars is starting construction of its first “Full-Flex Plant“ in Kecskemét, Hungary, about 90 km in the south of Budapest. With an investment of one billion euros, we are building in Hungary the first ‘Full-Flex Plant’ in the global production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

Mercedes-Benz eVito goes on sale this fall, eSprinter next year; fuel cell powertrain coming in medium term; Concept Sprinter F-CELL

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Last fall, Mercedes-Benz Vans announced it would offer electric drive options on all its commercial van model lines starting with the mid-size eVito, with further model ranges following in 2019. Looking to the future, Mercedes-Benz will enhance the eDrive@VANs strategy with the fuel cell.

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Nissan begins deliveries of new extended-range electric e-NV200 van to global markets

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Built for global markets in Nissan Barcelona plant, the upgraded model features a new 40 kWh battery, combining the features of the award-winning Nissan NV200 van with the best-selling Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s upgraded e-NV200 is now being shipped to customers.

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks delivering 10 eActros electric heavy-duty trucks to customers for two years of fleet testing

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At the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover in 2016, Mercedes-Benz displayed its concept for a heavy-duty electric distribution truck for urban areas: the Urban eTruck ( earlier post ). —Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

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New Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback to spawn CLA sedan, EQA electric car

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The Mercedes-Benz CLA compact sedan made a big splash when it first arrived as a 2014 model, complete with a much-discussed Super Bowl ad spot the previous year. The small, coupe-like sedan was built on the underpinnings of the smallest Mercedes on the market, the A-Class sold in Europe since the 1990s as a five-door hatchback.

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Daimler launches new DENZA 500 electric vehicle for the Chinese market; 500 km range

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The brand also expanded its reach through selected Mercedes-Benz dealer partners, which now offer sales and after-sales service for DENZA vehicles. Daimler and BYD Automotive Industry Co.,

2018 78

IIHS study finds GM front crash prevention systems cut police-reported crashes

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Twenty automakers representing more than 99% of the US auto market have agreed to make automatic emergency braking standard on virtually all new passenger vehicles by September 2022.

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Daimler to invest €145M in second R&D site in Beijing

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This marks the further expansion of the company’s footprint in its single largest market and will be its second major R&D site in Beijing, following the Mercedes-Benz R&D Center established in 2014. topics and tailor them to the Chinese market.

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Daimler AG Board approves Project Future corporate restructure; goes to shareholders in 2019

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The new structure comprises three legally independent entities—Mercedes-Benz AG, Daimler Truck AG and Daimler Mobility AG—under the umbrella of Daimler AG. The steps toward implementation will be taken in 2018 and 2019. Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Ford boosting production targets for full-size SUVs by about 25%; increasing line speed at Kentucky Truck Plant

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The company is increasing line speed at its Kentucky Truck Plant to build more Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition SUVs, boosting production targets approximately 25% since last fall when the SUVs hit the market. 2018 Lincoln Navigator unveiled at New York Auto Show in 2017.

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Daimler battery subsidiary Accumotive doubles the amount of employees to approximately 1,000

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The wholly-owned Daimler subsidiary Accumotive at the Kamenz location in Germany will employ around 1,000 people by the end of the year—doubling the workforce almost one year earlier than planned, said Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. Accumotive was founded in 2009 is producing lithium ion-batteries for Mercedes-Benz and smart brand vehicles.

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Daimler buying more than €20B of battery cells for electric drive vehicles by 2030

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—Wilko Stark, Member of the Divisional Board Mercedes-Benz Cars, Procurement and Supplier Quality. The company purchases the cells on the world market, ensuring the best possible technology; the company focuses on the core competence of battery assembly. The global battery production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars will in the future consist of eight factories on three continents. Mercedes-Benz Vans electrifies its entire commercial fleet.

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Mercedes-Benz Vans shows pickup truck concepts; market launch in late 2017; diesel V6

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Mercedes-Benz Vans unveiled two design variants of the Concept X-CLASS, previewing the coming X-Class pickup, in Stockholm. With the pickup, Mercedes-Benz Vans will also expand its product range with a fourth model series. —Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.

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Daimler Trucks launches E-Mobility Group; single global electric architecture

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Its sister brand, Mercedes-Benz, will put its medium-duty eActros on the road for customers this year as well. Mercedes-Benz eActros electric heavy-duty truck. Effective 1 July 2018, Gesa Reimelt will establish and lead this new entity.

2018 95

First drive review: Mercedes-Benz A-Class

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Guess where the biggest market in the world for the Mercedes A-Class was in 2017? Nope, not the USA or Germany, but here in the UK and much of that success is down to leasing

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Consumer Reports: Tesla and other domestic brands take big steps backwards in reliability rankings

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Three other brands, Porsche, Volkswagen, and Mercedes-Benz, finished midpack. Volvo drops six spots from last year as it rapidly brings a number of new models to market. Mercedes-Benz declined three spots to number 17. The latest Consumer Reports Annual Auto Reliability Survey, gathered information from Consumer Reports members who collectively owned or leased more than 500,000 vehicles, from model years 2000 to 2018, covering more than 300 models. Market Background

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car2go launches in Chicago, grows worldwide

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Carsharing service car2go has opened its tenth North American location; the new Chicago fleet comprises 400 vehicles, including smart fortwo and Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA vehicles. The number of car2go customers has increased by 10% in the first six months of 2018 to a global total of 3.3

Daimler invests in the start-up Anagog; smartphone-based behavior analysis with no need for backend server

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—Sabine Scheunert, Vice President of Digital and IT for Marketing & Sales Mercedes-Benz Cars. Anagog was founded in 2010 and in 2017 it participated in the start-up program “The Bridge” supported by Mercedes-Benz.

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Daimler 1st int’l automaker to obtain road test license for highly automated driving in Beijing; Baidu and Apollo platform

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With this approval, Mercedes-Benz test vehicles will now begin real road tests to further perfect the technology in the Chinese capital of Beijing, a metropolis with unique and complex urban traffic situations. To qualify for the license, Mercedes-Benz vehicles equipped with additional technical applications from Baidu Apollo undertook extensive testing at the National Pilot Zone (Beijing and Hebei) for Intelligent Mobility, with test drivers receiving rigorous automated driving training.

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Daimler 1st int’l automaker to obtain road test license for highly automated driving in Beijing; Baidu and Apollo platform

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With this approval, Mercedes-Benz test vehicles will now begin real road tests to further perfect the technology in the Chinese capital of Beijing, a metropolis with unique and complex urban traffic situations. Dr. Hans Georg Engel, Head of Mercedes-Benz Research and Development China.

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