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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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. Class drivers to share their vehicle with a specified group of users. Class for a fixed period of time.

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Researchers in Belgium develop new class of solid composite electrolytes for Li-ion batteries: Eutectogels

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Researchers at Hasselt University in Belgium are proposing a new class of solid composite electrolytes (SCEs) for Li-ion batteries: deep eutectic solvent (DES)–silica composites. A new class of solvents has emerged recently, that is, the deep eutectic solvents (DES).

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

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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. Future Cars A-ClassThe 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.

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Mercedes-Benz unveiling facelited C-Class at Geneva with new engines, plug-in hybrid versions

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Alongside the A-Class, the G-Class and the new four-door Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé, Mercedes-Benz will hold the world premiere of the new facelifted C-Class Saloon and Estate models featuring new gasoline and diesel engines, and plug-in hybrid versions. Class. Class.

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First drive review: Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain

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Mercedes-Benz E Class ReviewsThe Mercedes E350d All-Terrain has one clear mission and that’s to dismount the Audi A6 Allroad from its position as the one and only premium soft-roa.

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Startup Thor Trucks announces its ET-One electric Class 8 tractor prototype

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Los Angeles-based startup Thor Trucks announced its electric Class 8 tractor “semi-prototype” ET-One, with 80,000 pound carrying capacity. Thor currently uses a cylindrical lithium-ion cell format to leverage class-leading energy densities.

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Cummins working on two medium- and heavy-duty PHEV projects; Class 6 truck, Class 7 and 8 buses

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million from the DOE, is to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50% over conventional Class 6 vehicles. At the SAE 2016 Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Symposium this week in Knoxville, Gary Parker, Director of Electromobility programs for Cummins, Inc. outlined two of the plug-in hybrid projects in which the engine manufacturer is currently involved.

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Mercedes toughens up E-Class range with new All-Terrain

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Mercedes has announced a tough new variant of its E-Class Estate will be on display at the Paris Motor Show. Available in early 2017, the E-Class All-. Mercedes-Benz E Class

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TU/e students win Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Cruiser Class with solar-powered family car

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The student team from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has won the Cruiser Class (for practical solar-powered cars) for the third time at this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

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2014 Mercedes B-Class: Best Electric-Car Lease Deal Available?

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And right now, bargain shoppers may want to take a close look at the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. plug-in cars deals lease price Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive The number of available electric-car models may be limited compared to the legions of internal-combustion cars available, but that doesn''t mean it''s not worth hunting around for a good deal. As Mercedes dealers make room for 2015 models.

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Mercedes X-Class Concept revealed: the first executive pick-up truck

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The company revealed the X-Class concept in full, ahead of a production-ready variants hitt. Mercedes-Benz X ClassThat’s right, Mercedes is really building a pick-up truck!

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Mercedes-Benz introduces its mid-size pickup truck: the X-Class leans on diesel

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new pickup truck—the first from a premium manufacturer—the X-Class. With the X-Class we will open up this segment to new customer groups, just as we redefined the off-road segment with the M-Class more than 20 years ago.

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Orders beginning for Ford F-150 Diesel; best-in-class torque, towing, targeted EPA-est. 30 mpg

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l/100 km) highway rating; a best-in-class 11,400 pounds (5,171 kg) of towing capacity and 2,020 pounds (916 kg) of payload capacity; plus best-in-class diesel 250 hp and 440 lb-ft (597 N·m) of torque.

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Order books open for new Mercedes E-Class Estate

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Order books have opened for the new E-Class Estate, while a new entry-level diesel engine option has been added to the saloon. Mercedes-Benz E Class Editors Picks

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Cummins unveils electric Class 7 tractor; plans for “revolutionary” heavy-duty diesel in 2022

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Cummins also revealed a fully electric class 7 demonstration Urban Hauler Tractor. The electric Class 7 demonstrator is fitted with a 140 kWh battery pack; the weight of the electric powertrain is roughly equal to that of the removed engine, aftertreatment, transmission and fuel tank.

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Mercedes-Benz lays cornerstone for new Factory 56: digital, flexible and green production; S-Class and EQs

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In 2020, the Factory 56 will begin production of upper- and luxury-class cars and electric vehicles. Mercedes-Benz Cars has laid the cornerstone for the assembly hall of its “Factory 56” in Sindelfingen, the company’s “car plant of the future”. Factory 56 combines three trend-setting features: digitalization, flexibility and green production. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Capstone completes track testing of Kenworth microturbine-powered hybrid electric Class 7 truck

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Capstone Turbine Corporation successfully completed track testing of a Kenworth Class 7 hybrid electric work truck using its 65kW microturbine as an on-board range extender.

Mercedes-Benz introduces new E-Class with PHEV version coming

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Mercedes-Benz introduced the 10th generation of its E-Class. With this set-up, the E 350 e achieves the performance of a sports car yet consumes less fuel than a small, compact-class car: some 2.1

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Mercedes-Benz 48V system debuts in new S-Class

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Mercedes-Benz’ new S-Class will enter the market this month with an all-new engine range (diesel and gasoline variants of 6-cylinder in-line engines and a new V8 biturbo gasoline engine) with a series of new technologies for electrification of the powertrain ( earlier post ), including a 48V system (S 450 and S 500 models) and Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) for mild hybrid functionality, an electric booster compressor, and an upgraded plug-in hybrid model.

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China Lake team devises new class of bio-based high-cetane renewable diesel fuels: dioxolanes

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Researchers at the Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake have synthesized a new class of renewable diesel fuels from a methyl ketone and diols including 2,3-butanediol, 1,2-propanediol, and ethylene glycol. These fuels exhibit comparable net heats of combustion (NHOCs) to conventional biodiesel, while maintaining derived cetane numbers between 82-91. These values are 20–30 units higher than conventional biodiesel and 40–50 units higher than petroleum-derived diesel fuel.

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FedEx Freight adds 100 Class 8 CNG tractors, CNG fueling station in Oklahoma City

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Less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier FedEx Freight has purchased more than 100 Class 8 CNG tractors from Paccar units Kenworth and Peterbilt, and has installed a CNG fueling station to serve the new CNG fleet at its Oklahoma City Service Center.

Mercedes-Benz increases engine range for refreshed A Class compact

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Mercedes-Benz increases engine range for refreshed A Class compact. With the refresh of its A-Class, Mercedes-Benz has increased the range of available engines. The new-generation A-Class can be ordered in Europe from 3 July 2015.

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TM4 and Cummins jointly developing range-extended electric plug-in powertrain for Class 7/8 buses

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TM4 and Cummins are jointly developing a plug-in hybrid powertrain for Class 7/8 transit buses that can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50% compared to conventional hybrid buses.

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EDI offering Class 3 plug-in hybrid utility truck

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EDI) announced the availability of a Class 3 utility truck based upon its plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain that reduces emissions and fuel use by up to 80%. FHWA Class 2 = 6,001 to 10,000 lbs; Class 3 = 10,001 to 14,000 lbs.). Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Peugeot 3008 score big on Euro NCAP rating

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Avert your eyes now as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Peugeot 3008 have recently been put through their. Peugeot Mercedes-Benz 3008 E Class EuroNCAP SafetyDon’t like seeing nice cars smashed to pieces?

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Toyota fuel-cell Class 8 prototype to start drayage routes at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

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Unveiled earlier this year ( earlier post ), Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) “Project Portal” fuel-cell-powered Class 8 truck proof-of-concept has completed more than 4,000 successful development miles, while progressively pulling drayage rated cargo weight, and emitting nothing but water vapor.

Mercedes-Benz adds extended ADAS functions to coming S-Class; step toward autonomy

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Mercedes-Benz will offer extended driving assistance functions in the new S‑Class this autumn, taking a further, major step towards autonomous driving. From the autumn, the new S‑Class will be able to support its driver considerably better than all systems which have been available to date.

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Efficient Drivetrains, Shannxi Automotive reveal PHEV Class 8 cement mixer truck

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Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. EDI) announced the expansion of its electric drive solutions portfolio into the construction industry.

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Ricardo collaborating with Toyota on Project Portal Class 8 fuel cell truck

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Toyota’s Project Portal is designing a heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell system for class 8 truck use at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Earlier post.)

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Embark, Frigidaire, and Ryder partner to pilot Level 2 automated driving technology for Class 8 trucks

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Embark, a startup developing self-driving truck technology ( earlier post ), is partnering with Frigidaire and Ryder System to pilot a series of automated driving technology tests.

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ABS to class first CNG carrier; intra-Indonesia transport

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ABS, a leading provider of global marine classification services, has been chosen to class the world’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier, which has been ordered by Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s state-owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN).

Continental Multifunctional Smart Device Terminal debuts in E-Class; NFC, wireless smartphone charging, connectivity

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Continental’s Multifunctional Smart Device Terminal (MFST) is making its YYYY debut in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. To connect the smartphone wirelessly to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the driver simply places the device in the compartment in the center console. In the E-Class, the Multifunctional Smart Device Terminal also offers automatic wireless bluetooth pairing of the phone with support of the external antenna and the head unit in the vehicle.

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Electrovaya launches Li-ion battery product line for forklift market; drop-in lead-acid replacements for Class I and Class II

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has introduced a new Lithium-ion ceramic product line for the Class I and II forklift markets. The ELivate product line is being introduced with 36V followed by 48V models for Class I and II forklifts. Electrovaya Inc. This market is currently heavily dominated by lead-acid battery solutions that cannot keep up with the demands of today’s warehouse and logistics environments.

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Hagens Berman files class-action lawsuit against Ford and Bosch claiming Super Duty diesel emissions defeat devices

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The law firm of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing Ford and Bosch of knowingly installing emissions-cheating software devices in 2011-2017 Ford 250 and 350 Super Duty diesel pickup trucks, allowing the affected pickups to pollute at levels up to 50 times legal limits.

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Mercedes expands A-Class range with BlueEFFICIENCY models

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It is just a few months since Mercedes-Benz launched the new A-Class (pictured): but it is already expanding the model’s line-up with two new BlueEFFICIENCY versions. Green cars Latest news Mercedes green cars Mercedes A-Class Mercedes BLUEEfficiency Mercedes-Benz

Report: Mercedes planning electric S-Class-sized sedan to compete with Tesla Model S

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After Tesla launched the first luxury electric car with the Model S, it relatively quickly took over the mantle as the best-selling luxury sedan. That didn't sit well with Mercedes-Benz or Audi, the prior kings of the $80,000-plus luxury sedan world. Both companies have now announced an onslaught of plug-in models. So far, Mercedes-Benz has stuck. Mercedes-Benz

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Nikola Motor unveils prototype Class 8 fuel cell range-extended electric truck, plans for H2 fueling network

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At an event at its Salt Lake City headquarters last week, startup Nikola Motor Company (NMC) unveiled the first public prototype of its Nikola One Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell range-extended electric truck, as well as renderings of the Nikola Two Class 8 day cab version.

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Euro NCAP 2016: Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq and VW Tiguan best in class

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In 2016, Euro NCAP tested 18 new passenger cars and four heavy quadricycles; three cars were awarded “Best in Class”: the Toyota Prius in the Large Family Car category; the Hyundai Ioniq in the Small Family Car category; and the VW Tiguan in the Small Off-Roader category. To define the Best in Class, a calculation is made of the weighted sum of the scores in each of the four areas of assessment: Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian and Safety Assist.

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