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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Did Mercedes turn its back on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles?

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DON'T MISS: Mercedes-Benz electric cars to. hydrogen Future Cars Germany Daimler Dieter Zetsche hydrogen fuel cell Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell F-CellLarge global automakers customarily pursue research into multiple types of technologies and future powertrains at the same time. Sometimes they pan out, sometimes they don't. German automakers have only really come around to devoting their efforts to plug-in electric cars in the last five or six years.

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Mercedes to show all-electric hatchback concept this fall, countering Audi: report

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Let one maker—BMW, say—introduce a new category of vehicle—sport utility "coupes," say—and soon Mercedes-Benz and Audi will have their own too. Future Cars Mercedes plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV German luxury carmakers often follow each other's product plans in something close to lockstep.

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Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA Changes Shape For Better Efficiency

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Frankfurt Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids aerodynamics Mercedes-Benz Frankfurt Motor Show youtubeWhen it comes to improving fuel efficiency, aerodynamic aids can be an important tool for automotive engineers.

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Mercedes Follows Tesla, Will Offer Home Energy Storage Batteries Too

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Batteries Mercedes-Benz Tesla Motors plug-in cars energyAs the newest carmaker on the block, it's perhaps not surprising that Tesla Motors likes to do things differently. That includes reaching beyond the automotive sector with its recently-announced plans to sell standalone battery packs for home and commercial energy storage. Yet that seems to be an idea the world's oldest car manufacturer is.

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Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid to offer wireless charging

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But Mercedes-Benz may be the first automaker to offer the technology on a production model. The Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid luxury sedan will get optional wireless charging as part of an. Plug-In Hybrids Mercedes plug-in cars charging Wireless charging Inductive ChargingSome carmakers have experimented with wireless charging, and certain third-party suppliers offer systems that can be retrofitted to existing vehicles.

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Mercedes-Benz electric cars to arrive sooner as urgency increases

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Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is speeding up its shift towards electrification. The auto-maker remains on track to bolster its portfolio with 10 electric vehicles, but they’ll arrive three full years sooner than expected. The battery-powered cars are now scheduled to debut by 2022 instead of by 2025, company officials have confirmed. Future Cars Daimler plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Mercedes launches home energy-storage battery, echoing Tesla

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Mercedes-Benz Energy announced yesterday that it is working with Vivint Solar to develop home. As Tesla regularly points out, the lithium-ion battery cells used in electric cars can also serve in home energy-storage units. Now, a Daimler company will go up against Tesla in that field under the branding of its most famous luxury-car make. Batteries Daimler solar roof plug-in cars solar energy storage

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E300: gas mileage review

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The Mercedes-Benz E-Class luxury sedan is hardly viewed as green, even if it'll soon have a plug-in hybrid version offered in small numbers. But driving the most recent generation provides a nice case study of the improvement in gas mileage over three decades of updates to the core product that helped build Mercedes into the powerhouse it is.

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Mercedes makes aerodynamics breakthrough

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However, Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz may have made a significant breakthrough that could make these vehicles much greener. Green cars Latest news Mercedes aerodynamics Daimler green trucks Mercedes Actros Mercedes-BenzWhen we see huge trucks and trailers pumping exhaust gases into the atmosphere, their environmental credentials are likely to be the last thing on our minds.

Among large luxury sedans, Tesla dominates Mercedes (also Audi, BMW, Lexus)

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Mercedes-Benz Tesla Motors plug-in carsThe Tesla Model S has been on sale for just over four years now, and its global sales seem to be staying steady. They're strong enough, in fact, that Tesla Motors claims the electric car dominates its competitive segment. That's a trend first noticed back in 2013, and a claim that relies on exactly how the competitive segment for the Model S is.

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Mercedes-Benz S550e wireless charging comes into focus

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The Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid luxury sedan will likely be the first production car to offer wireless charging as a factory option. The availability of wireless charging was announced earlier this year by Mercedes as part of a significant update of the current-generation car. We now know that the S550e will use a version of the Qualcomm. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars charging Wireless charging

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Mercedes-Benz launches new private car-sharing scheme: Croove

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A new car-sharing platform from Mercedes-Benz will go online at the start of December. —Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. App-based Croove pairs up private vehicle owners and hirers.

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Who makes electric buses? BYD, Mercedes, Proterra.and Tesla says it will

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Mercedes-Benz mass transit BYD plug-in cars Buses Public transportElectric cars get lots of attention from advocates and policymakers, but private passenger vehicles are hardly the only ones on the road. In most cities, for example, they share the streets with lumbering buses—usually powered by big diesel engines, sometimes in hybrid drivetrains. Slowly but surely, though, electric buses have gained.

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Mercedes trials agricultural waste-based fuel

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Mercedes is to run a pilot project to trial the use of second-generation biofuel. Mercedes

British magazine gets ride in all-electric Mercedes EQ Concept

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Mercedes-Benz has big plans for electric vehicles in the future, but its main nod to what those plans will bring thus far is the EQ Concept. Shown at the Paris Motor Show last year, the vehicle represents a conceptual version of the first of many electric vehicles to come from the Germany luxury marque. In fact, parent company Daimler has already. Future Cars Daimler plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Mercedes-Benz electric car makes world debut

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After being unveiled as a concept at last year’s Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz has now unveiled the production-ready version of its B-Class Electric Drive (pictured). Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mercedes electric cars green cars Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

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. Mercedes But the latest variant to join the model line-up, the S 500 plug-in hybrid promises fuel economy of near 100mpg.

Mercedes-Benz’ GLC F-CELL fuel-cell plug-in hybrid SUV coming in 2017

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Daimler will introduce a series-production fuel-cell plug-in hybrid—the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL—in 2017. From 2017, Daimler will be unveiling the new-generation fuel-cell technology based on the Mercedes-Benz GLC. The Mercedes-Benz fuel cell system.

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

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Look at the exclusive Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive gullwing sports car, and that question has been answered. 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. That''s partly because Mercedes has potentially a much Can electric cars be sexy?

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2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive

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While BMW leads the Germans with five different plug-in electric vehicles announced, Mercedes-Benz is close behind with three. A few months ago, we had the chance to drive the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C 350e, the upcoming plug-in hybrid version of the new generation of C-Class luxury sedan. The C 350e will go on sale this fall, around the same time as. Plug-In Hybrids Driven plug-in cars

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2017 Mercedes S 550e plug-in hybrid to get wireless charging

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Plug-In Hybrids Mercedes plug-in cars charging Wireless chargingWireless charging for electric cars is one technology that always seems to be approaching deployment, but hasn't quite gotten there yet. Several companies make wireless-charging equipment that can be retrofitted to certain vehicles. And some automakers have included wireless charging on recent concept cars. DON'T MISS: Daimler to spend $500.

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Mercedes ponders A1-rival supermini

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Mercedes-Benz is considering making a supermini model, wearing its own badges, rather than those of small car brand, smart. Mercedes Audi supermini


Electric cars necessary to protect Mercedes jobs, says labor leader

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Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler is pushing for more electric cars, and that has the company's labor leaders thinking about how such a shift might affect its workers. Electric motors and drivetrains require far fewer components than internal-combustion engines, meaning fewer workers are needed to assemble them. The technical knowledge needed to design. Manufacturing unions Daimler plug-in cars

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Mercedes-Benz Vans launches new Vito in China; unveiling electric van of future this week

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Mercedes-Benz Vans launched its new mid-size van—the Vito—at the Chengdu Motor Show in China on Friday. In July, Daimler Trucks unveiled the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck, an all-electric, short-radius distribution heavy-duty truck, based on a three-axle truck from Mercedes-Benz.

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Mercedes reveals intelligent driving systems

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The next generation of driver assistance systems is on its way: and Mercedes-Benz is leading the charge. Green cars Latest news Mercedes driver assistance systems green cars intelligence intelligent transportation

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Mercedes-Benz GP Ltd takes an option to enter Formula E in Season 5

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Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd (MGP) and Formula E Operations Ltd signed an agreement by which Mercedes takes an option to enter the FIA Formula E Championship in Season 5. According to the option agreement, Mercedes may choose to be one of the maximum of 12 entries to be proposed by the Championship Promoter to the FIA to enter the 2018-19 Formula E Championship. Mercedes would be a great addition to that growing line up.

Mercedes fuel-cell GLC plugs in like an electric car: what does that imply?

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This morning, Mercedes-Benz announced that its upcoming GLC F-Cell hydrogen fuel-cell crossover SUV would also include a battery pack that plugs in to recharge. DON'T MISS: Mercedes-Benz GLC to offer world's. Just like an electric car. It will be the first production vehicle in the world, in fact, to combine those two zero-emission powertrains. Plug-In Hybrids hydrogen plug-in cars F-Cell

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Mercedes previews new electric car lineup with Generation EQ concept

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Mercedes-Benz took to the stage at the 2016 Paris auto show with a quirky new concept car that the German automaker says serves as a forerunner to its upcoming lineup of electric cars. Mercedes chief Dr. Dieter Zetsche said that one of the biggest hurdles automakers will face in the future is e-mobility.

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Mercedes explores ways to turn its Sprinter van all-electric

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Spurred by Tesla Motors and competitor German luxury brands, Mercedes-Benz is planning a handful of new electric cars. But Mercedes may also be planning an electric. The first is likely to be a crossover, to be previewed by a concept that will debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show this fall, set to be followed by another crossover and two sedans. plug-in cars fleet

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid: Quick Drive

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Yet with the introduction of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the upcoming 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e, and soon the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid, this corner of the market has entirely changed. Until quite recently, luxury SUVs and plugging in didn’t really go together. All three offer a modest range of around 20 miles of. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars luxury suvs

Mercedes opens order books for first plug-in hybrid model

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Mercedes’ first plug-in hybrid model is now available to order in mainland Europe, with prices announced as starting from €108,944.50 (around £86,418.59). Mercedes Editor Pick

Mercedes to launch 10 electric cars by 2025 under EQ sub-brand

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After unveiling its Generation EQ electric SUV concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz announced some ambitious future electric-car plans. Late last week, the luxury carmaker said a production model based on the Generation EQ will be the first of no fewer than 10 electric cars it will sell under a new EQ sub-brand. That would seem to. Future Cars Daimler plug-in cars

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Mercedes to offer vehicles with 92g/km emissions

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Mercedes-Benz may be known for luxury and prestige: but there is a firm emphasis on fuel economy and environmental credentials with its latest models. Latest News Green cars Mercedes

Mercedes To Make Executives Drive Plug-In Hybrids Or Electric Cars

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As Mercedes-Benz launches a barrage of plug-in electric cars, parent company Daimler is getting executives to practice what they preach. In the near future, executives at Daimler's headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, will be required to choose either electric cars or plug-in hybrids as their company cars. It's one of a handful of incentives. Plug-In Hybrids Daimler plug-in cars

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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. Mercedes 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

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. Latest News Green cars Hybrid cars Mercedes

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Mercedes Confirms All-Electric Luxury Car To Fight Tesla 'Very Soon'

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By now, it's well known that the German prestige brands--Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche--will all offer at least one battery-electric luxury sedan or crossover utility vehicle sometime between 2017 and 2021. It's all in response to the startling success of Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors. Now another piece of evidence has. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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New Mercedes engines get more complicated to meet emission rules

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While it plans to launch 10 new electric cars by 2025, Mercedes-Benz is far from done trying to improve the efficiency of internal-combustion engines. The German luxury automaker is giving its lineup of engines a major overhaul, in fact. It plans to introduce a new family of 4-, 6-, and 8-cylinder engines, with the new engines starting to arrive. emissions Daimler Fuel Economy

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

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The 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. Mercedes-Benz E Class Reviews

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