Mercedes, Porsche to join Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Renault in Formula E racing

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The changing of the guards in motor racing is underway: both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz have announced they will join the FIA Formula E electric-car racing series in 2019. To make that possible, both German teams will end their tenures in respected motorsport; Porsche will end its World Endurance Championship LMP1 program, while Mercedes plans to. Mercedes-Benz Mercedes plug-in cars Formula E Championship

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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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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

Mercedes-Benz commits to Formula E, departs DTM

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Mercedes‑Benz announced a strategic repositioning of its motorsport activities: the company will conclude its participation in DTM at the end of 2018 and enter Formula E in the 2019/20 season. Mercedes-Benz will thus compete in Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport combining high technology and the most demanding competitive challenge; and in Formula E, which embodies the transformation that is underway in the automotive industry.

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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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Hydrogen-Powered Mercedes GLC To Launch In 2017

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The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class crossover will be offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain option, but Mercedes apparently isn't stopping there. The small crossover--which replaces the old GLK-Class--will also reportedly be the basis for Mercedes' first production hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. And this model will go on sale next year, said Mercedes.

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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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EU fuel-economy ratings move further from reality; Mercedes tops offender list

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Europe emissions Mercedes-Benz EU Study Fuel EconomyIt's well known by now that the European Union testing protocol for fuel economy is much less rigorous than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. Both protocols are based around laboratory testing rather than real-world evaluation, but EU figures have gained a reputation for being much more optimistic than what drivers can.

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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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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

Mercedes-Benz pilot test for automated driving in production

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Mercedes-Benz is pilot testing the use of automated driving in production with its new S-Class. At the Mercedes-Benz plant Sindelfingen, an S 560 4MATIC drove itself independently off the final assembly line, without a driver at the wheel.

2017 29

Mercedes-Benz teases EQ A compact electric concept before Frankfurt show

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As German luxury maker Mercedes-Benz intensifies its efforts to launch more electric cars faster than first planned, another concept will break cover this month. The Mercedes EQ A Concept, a compact electric hatchback, will be revealed at the Frankfurt auto show next week.

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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 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

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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

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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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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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-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 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-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.

2016 35

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 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

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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. Latest News Green cars Hybrid cars Mercedes

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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

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Mercedes plant to make batteries, electric motors after 113 years of engines

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It was also the first vehicle from an automaker that has been around for the duration of the industry: we know it today as Mercedes-Benz. DON'T MISS: Mercedes to launch 10 electric cars by. The first vehicle in history considered to be an automobile was the Benz Motorwagen of 1885. In other words, the company has been building cars for 132 years. Batteries Germany Production Daimler battery pack plug-in cars

Mercedes to make electric cars at its China factory with BAIC

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Audi got an early foothold among party officials and high-ranking government officials, but the allure of global brands has ensured that Mercedes-Benz and BMW sell lots of cars there as well. Now, Mercedes parent company Daimler is combining its local. It's not only electric cars: China is also now the world's largest market for luxury cars.

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Mercedes introduces three green cars in Geneva

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Mercedes is wasting no time in establishing itself in the green car race by debuting three brand new vehicles at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. At the top of the list is the new E300 BlueTEC diesel HYBRID, Mercedes’ first production diesel hybrid that pairs a 2.2litre four-cylinder engine which produces 204hp with a 15kW electric [.].

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 to launch hybrid car in March

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The model range of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is set to expand in the coming months: with the most notable addition being a new S300 BlueTec Hybrid model that will be available from March. Mercedes

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

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

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

Mercedes-Benz hybrid buses arrive in Germany

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Public transport in Germany is about to get cleaner after Mercedes-Benz delivered the first two of a total order of eight of its hybrid buses to the Dresden Transport Company. The vehicle in question is the Mercedes-Benz Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid, which boasts a downsized diesel engine as the genset that provides power to a [.].

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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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. Mercedes

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 Mercedes-Benz brand has also undergone a noticeable rejuvenation since the introduction of the new compact models.

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Mercedes achieves huge fuel consumption reduction

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A new naturally aspirated 5.5litre V8 engine from Mercedes-AMG will boast a cylinder management cylinder shut-off system that helps it to reduce fuel consumption by 30 per cent. Green cars Latest news Mercedes cylinder shut-off system fuel consumption Mercedes AMG engines Mercedes SLK55 AMG Mercedes-AMG