Review: Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Before you even set foot in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, you’re confronted with something that is, on the outside, simultaneously classy, sophisticated. Mercedes-Benz E Class Reviews

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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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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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 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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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.

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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UPS to deploy prototype Class 6 extended range fuel cell electric vehicle delivery truck; trials begin in Q3

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UPS is working with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and other partners to design a first-of-its-kind, zero tailpipe emissions, Class 6 medium-duty delivery truck that meets the same route and range requirements of UPS’ existing conventional fuel vehicles.

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Hyliion introduces hybrid upfit system for Class 8 trucks

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Hyliion, a developer of electrification systems for Class 8 trucks, introduced the 6X4HE System for long haul trucks. The technology we designed into the trailer product plus a different approach to an APU is now available for Class 8 trucks.

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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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US Hybrid unveils new Class 8 fuel cell port drayage truck for San Pedro Ports

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US Hybrid has unveiled a zero-emission Class 8 fuel cell port drayage truck featuring its PEM fuel cell system during the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center. USFC) facility will focus on the production of US Hybrid’s PEM fuel cell systems, including the FCe80, an 80kW fuel cell engine for heavy-duty trucks and transit buses, and the FCe40, an 40kW fuel cell engine for class 6 and 7 trucks and medium-duty transit buses.

Mercedes adding semi-autonomous Active Lane Change Assist to new E-Class in spring

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Mercedes-Benz will expand the new Driving Assistance package of the future E-Class for the market launch in spring with the semi-autonomous Active Lane Change Assist function. The new E-Class will be launched in Germany in spring 2016.

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Mercedes reveals S-Class plug-in hybrid

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When you think of a Mercedes S-Class, chances are you don’t think it will be fuel efficient. But the latest variant to join the model line-up, the S 500 plug-in hybrid promises fuel economy of near 100mpg.

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.

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive: First Drive

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But put your sensible cap on for the moment, have a look at the 2014 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive, and you''ll find little of such flirtation. Can electric cars be sexy? Look at the exclusive Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive gullwing sports car, and that question has been answered. That''s partly because Mercedes has potentially a much

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ARPA-E awards $30M to 21 projects advance new class of high-performance power converters

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CIRCUITS project teams will accelerate the development and deployment of a new class of efficient, lightweight, and reliable power converters, based on wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors. CIRCUITS projects will establish the building blocks of this class of power converter by advancing higher efficiency designs that exhibit enhanced reliability and superior total cost of ownership.

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Mercedes-Benz reveals new S-Class hybrid

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German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has made a host of innovations to its new flagship S-Class model: including the introduction of a hybrid car and an array of energy saving features. There will be two hybrid car variants of the new S-Class model: the S400 Hybrid (pictured) and S300 BlueTEC Hybrid.

Electric Mercedes B-Class expected Q1 2015

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Mercedes-Benz will begin selling an all-electric version of its B-Class during the first quarter of 2015. The B-Class Electric Drive is expected to be priced around ?32k, 32k, before any grants or incentives are taken into account, according to Autocar. However with the ?5k

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2014 Mercedes B-Class Electric Car On Sale In Summer From $41,450

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Just over a year after its unveiling at the 2013 New York Auto Show, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is getting ready for its U.S. The Electric Drive is a version of the B-Class hatchback sold in Europe, and is

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Select truck fleets boosted fuel economy 3% in 2015 compared to national Class 8 average

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million over-the-road class 8 trucks. The scope of the study work encompassed Class 8 tractors (daycabs & sleepers) and trailers in regional and long haul applications. Seventeen trucking fleets operating more than 62,000 tractors and 217,000 trailers recorded a 3% increase in fuel economy in 2015, saving an accumulative $501 million on fuel when compared to the 2015 national average fuel spend of 1.7

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BMW's plug-in car sales rise, keeping it in same class as Tesla, Nissan, GM

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Tesla may garner much of the buzz surrounding electric cars, but BMW has quietly become a significant challenger in the electric-vehicle sales race. Nissan, General Motors, and Tesla have all 100,000 to 300,000 plug-in vehicles globally, but this year, BMW and its Mini brand are on track to deliver its own 200,000th plug-in vehicle later this. sales Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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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Mercedes-Benz unveil their greenest S-Class

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Auto China - Mercedes-Benz present the 2009 S-Class. In the world’s largest S-Class market, Mercedes-Benz is also showcasing its re-designed top model, the S 65 AMG. The new E-Class celebrates its Asian premiere at Auto China. Tags: Mercedes s-class

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Car Configurator Now Live

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The 2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is one such vehicle Remember when every new electric car that launched was surrounded by a fanfare? Now, it takes something really special to create the same buzz. And that''s not a bad thing--it means enough electric cars are hitting the market that we can accept them as we might any other vehicle.

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Hollywood Electric supporting production electric motorcycle class at Pikes Peak

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The 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has several electric car and electric motorcycle entries, and this year marks the first time for a production electric motorcycle class in the PPIHC.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid: More Details Revealed

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Mercedes-Benz revealed back in May that it would launch a plug-in hybrid version of its all-new C-Class in the fall of 2015. Further details of that car have now emerged, including drivetrain specifics and its efficiency figures in European testing. Mercedes sources have revealed to Autocar that the new car will use a downsized 2.0-liter

Mercedes reveals natural gas E-Class

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Mercedes’ E-Class range got much greener with the introduction of its diesel hybrid model, the E300 BlueTEC Hybrid last November, but now there is another model in the luxury saloon range that lends the car more eco-credentials.

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Now In Production

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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive has entered production at the Mercedes assembly plant in Rastatt, Germany, according to Autocar. Based on the B-Class hatchback sold in Europe, the Electric Drive is expected to go on sale in the U.S. The first U.S.-market market production electric car to wear a three-pointed star is on its way to showrooms.

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New B-Class to get Leaf-rivalling all-electric powertrain

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Mercedes-Benz is promising improved fuel efficiency and an all-electric powertrain from the facelifted B-Class when it hits UK roads in November.

Mercedes S-Class Electric Car Could Follow Plug-In Hybrid

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The next stop could be the Mercedes S-Class luxury sedan, as the company is considering following up a plug-in hybrid So far, Mercedes'' exploration of electric vehicles has been fairly diverse. It started, logically, with the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive.

Orange EV taking orders for new Class 8 electric terminal truck

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Orange EV is accepting orders for its all-new T-Series battery-electric terminal truck.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class executive pick-up truck on show at Geneva Motor Show

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Having revealed the X-Class concept last year, the executive pick-up will be on show at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Mercedes-Benz are looking to

Hollywood Electric supporting production electric motorcycle class at Pikes Peak

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The 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has several electric car and electric motorcycle entries, and this year marks the first time for a production electric motorcycle class in the PPIHC.

Audi revamps 2015 R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans diesel hybrid racer; 4MJ class

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In the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in the Le Mans 24 Hours as the season’s pinnacle event, Audi will compete with a thoroughly revised R18 e-tron quattro diesel hybrid racer in the 4-megajoule class.

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BMW, Mercedes to offer wireless-charging options for plug-in hybrids next year

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Plug-In Hybrids S-Class plug-in cars Wireless youtube charging infrastructure Wireless charging Inductive ChargingEvery one of the modern electric cars on the market for almost seven years requires plugging in a cord to recharge the battery using grid electricity.

Three Mercedes Plug-In Hybrids On Sale By End Of 2015: S-Class, C-Class, ML-Class

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DON''T MISS: Mercedes-Benz S-Class The first wave of electric cars and plug-in hybrids has been largely centered on smaller vehicles, mostly from mass-market brands (Tesla excepted). Four years later, German luxury makers are entering the fray--and the plug-in cars and utility vehicles they sell will markedly expand the offerings on the market.

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Early Mercedes fuel-cell driver's 'sobering assessment' to industry

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Just ask David Wenger, one German proponent and driver of a Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell, the small Mercedes hatchback powered by a hydrogen. Infrastructure hydrogen Germany hydrogen fuel cell alternative fuel vehicles Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell F-CellAs the old saying goes, you can identify the pioneers by the arrows in their backs. Being an early adopter of new technologies can be exciting, but it can also require adaptations to fit into its limitations.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Car: 87 Miles Range, 84 MPGe

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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class electric car hasn''t quite reached dealerships yet--several are telling customers it could be next week--and its EPA ratings for range and efficiency have been something of a mystery too. Now, courtesy of an alert electric-car fan, we know the ratings for the first battery-electric vehicle sold as a Mercedes.

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BMW i3 Faces VW e-Golf, Mercedes B-Class Electric Cars In New Reviews

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In contrast, other German automakers have taken a more conservative approach with their electric cars; the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive and 2015 The BMW i3 electric car takes risks, and not just with its plug-in powertrain. A radical design and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell make the i3 unlike most other cars on the road.

The Tesla technology inside the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

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Buried inside an exciting new electric car unveiled on Wednesday, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, is an electric drive train designed and built by Tesla Motors. The B-Class sedan is one of several Daimler vehicles where