Mercedes-Benz moves to build battery supply chain in Europe

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Mercedes-Benz lithium-ion batteriesA key obstacle to getting more electric cars on the road at the moment may be building up a big enough supply of batteries to power them. So far, the only automaker with a large enough supply of batteries to produce electric cars in large volumes is Tesla. Volkswagen has also announced a $10 billion investment in electric-car batteries, but those.

2019 76

Mercedes invests in pilot program to keep fuel cells alive

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Mercedes-Benz is launching a new trial for fuel-cell cars in Germany, with aims to study real-world use patterns. Mercedes will begin leasing its GLC F-Cell fuel-cell SUVs to fleet customers in Germany for $917 a month, according to a report in Automotive News Europe (Subscription required.) Mercedes-Benz

2018 74

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 makes public debut at Paris auto show

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After hosting a private introduction for the car last month in Stockholm, Mercedes-Benz formally introduced its EQC electric crossover to the public at the Paris auto show on Tuesday. The EQC, which is about the same size as the gasoline-powered Mercedes-Benz GLC crossover, albeit with separate styling and a unique interface, will go on sale in. Paris Auto Show Mercedes-Benz

2018 79

Daimler subsidiary NuCellSys becomes Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH

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As of January 2019, fully owned Daimler subsidiary NuCellSys GmbH will operate under the name of Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH. —Professor Christian Mohrdieck, Head of Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH. Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH is founded on deep and long-standing know-how in fuel cell technology. Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH is responsible for system concepts and development, component and software development as well as testing and validation.

2019 115

Tesla and Mercedes batteries, less-affordable electrics, Twitter poll results: Today's Car News

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Mercedes-Benz investing in battery production in Poland. Mercedes-Benz lithium-ion batteriesA new report says Tesla is looking for new battery partners in China. Volkswagen's chairman says small electric cars won't be as affordable for low-income consumers as internal combustion models. And our readers weigh in on whether they'd buy an electric Cadillac. All this and more on Green.

2019 61

Smaller electric SUVs coming from Audi, Mercedes-Benz

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German luxury automakers Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan to be in the vanguard in launching new electric SUVs in 2019. the long-awaited Audi e-tron quattro is slated to roll out by June, while the Mercedes-Benz EQC is planned to go on sale in early 2020. For the U.S, Under intense sales pressure from Tesla, the stalwart German brands are not resting

2019 79

Mercedes EQC electric crossover SUV teased in new videos

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A production prototype of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover SUV has taken a peek from under its veil ahead of its official reveal Sept. Mercedes released two short videos of the car. Mercedes-BenzOne reveals a quick look at the left headlight that shows some of the car's angular grille and announces the date of the car's full debut.

2018 58

Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover makes US debut at CES 2019

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The first Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle from the EQ brand made its US premiere at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. EQ also offers comprehensive services with Mercedes me connect, which makes electric mobility convenient and suitable for everyday driving.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan sets wind-cheating record

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With the 2019 A-Class, Mercedes-Benz says it's raised the aerodynamic bar. Mercedes-Benz claims that the new 2019 A-Class sedan has the lowest aerodynamic drag of any. Fuel Economy Mercedes-Benz A ClassEfficiency comes in many automotive forms: electric powertrains, continuously variable transmissions, smaller-displacement engines. More aerodynamic designs help efficiency, too.

2018 55

Solar primer, Tesla Powerpacks, Mercedes diesel lawsuit, GCR turns 10: Today's Car News

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Mercedes-Benz joins the ranks of automakers whose diesel engines are involved in a class-action lawsuit. Diesels Mercedes-Benz solarA longtime reader and plug-in car owner lays out an effective roadmap for going solar. Tesla and Electrify America reach an agreement to install Tesla stationary battery storage at some EA DC fast-charge stations. And Green Car Reports has seen.

2019 44

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. plug-in cars Mercedes-Benz Vito delivery van Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicleIt will debut initially in European markets, and might possibly make its way to North America—maybe. The eSprinter will borrow the electric powertrain from the eVito.

2018 65

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

2017 62

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

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

2018 59

Mercedes-Benz EQS caught in spy shots

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For decades, Mercedes-Benz sold only two passenger cars. Although the Mercedes has not revealed plans for all of them, spy photographers have recently captured a large electric sedan from Mercedes-Benz testing at Mercedes's headquarters in Sindelfingen, Germany. Now, the automaker is promising 10 different electric cars.

2018 51

Diesel lawsuit proceeds against Mercedes-Benz

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While Volkswagen has reached a historic settlement and had to buy back hundreds of thousands of its diesel cars in the U.S., it isn’t the only automaker to be investigated for cheating on diesel emissions. Fiat Chrysler recently agreed to recall its Ram and Jeep EcoDiesels and pay owners for misleading advertising claims. A third case. Diesel emissions air pollution

2019 69

Mercedes-Benz GLE revealed

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The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLE has been unveiled, ahead of its Paris Motor Show debut at the end of this month

2018 52

Video Review: Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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We just can’t get enough of Mercedes

2018 45

Mercedes-Benz delivers electric eActros heavy-duty truck to Logistik Schmitt for testing; countering catenaries

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks has handed over a fully electric eActros truck to Murg Valley (Southern Germany)-based logistics company Logistik Schmitt. Mercedes-Benz eActros, 2 x electric hub motor, 240 kW, 2x 485 N·m, wheel formula 6x2, M-cab, Range of up to 200 km with customary level of performance and payload. —Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks. The eActros is based on the frame of the Mercedes-Benz Actros.

2019 86

Mercedes breaks ground on US battery factory (Updated)

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Mercedes-Benz broke ground Friday on a new battery factory in the U.S.—right Mercedes exports many of the SUVs it produces in —right next door to its SUV factory in Alabama. The move is an indication that the company plans to build its upcoming all-electric EQC electric SUV in Alabama. The EQC is expected to go on sale in the U.S. as a 2021 model.

2018 75

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC specs revealed

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Mercedes-Benz released initial specs of its newest electric car, the EQC crossover SUV, Tuesday in Stockholm. The Mercedes-Benz EQC will offer about 200 miles of range when it goes on sale in the U.S. next year. That's comparable to the Jaguar I-Pace's range of 240 miles and the Tesla Model X's range of up to 289 miles. The EQC's 80-kwh

2018 56

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. As Mercedes dealers make room for 2015 models. 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.

2015 87

Plug-in Mercedes in 2012?

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Mercedes-Benz's S-Class sedan will offer a plug-in hybrid version when it hits the showrooms, reportedly in 2012, according to However Mercedes' intention is to roll out plug-in hybrid versions of all its models eventually. Tags: thomas weber plug-in hybrid mercedes-benz The German automaker's R&D chief Thomas Weber says they are not presently considering an all electric version.

Mercedes-Benz, NVIDIA to develop new AI architecture for Mercedes vehicles; centralizing and unifying compute in the car

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Mercedes-Benz has selected NVIDIA to help realize its vision for next-generation vehicles. At last year’s CES, Khan and Huang unveiled the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), which infuses AI into everyday driving, and is now in seven car models, with nine more being added this year. Mercedes-Benz Executive Vice President Sajjad Khan said NVIDIA is the right partner to work with to overcome the massive challenges required to meet this aspiration.

2019 73

Mercedes-Benz delivers first F-Cell plug-in hybrid fuel-cell SUV in Germany

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Mercedes delivered its first plug-in hybrid F-Cell fuel cell SUV in Berlin earlier this week. Mercedes is only leasing or renting the vehicles (it says "renting short-term or long-term") to select customers in German cities where hydrogen refueling infrastructure is available. Like earlier projects from Toyota, Honda, and GM in the U.S.,

2018 81

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.).

2018 130

2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class lease deals now available

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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class lease deals now available

2018 65

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

2018 117

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.

2017 63

Mercedes Pleads for More Handouts for Hydrogen

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While governments scrape together money to roll out a public charging infrastructure for the plug-in cars that are already being delivered to customers, Mercedes is pleading for more money to enable hydrogen fuel cell vehicles they have failed to deliver for a decade. mercedes fcv fuel cell hydrogen

Mercedes-Benz Cars to build battery factory in Jawor, Poland; ninth in its global network

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Mercedes-Benz Cars will build a battery factory at the site in Jawor, Poland, and thus extend its global battery production network to nine factories. The battery factory in Jawor is the second largest investment at this new Mercedes-Benz site. —Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain. This will be the first production site of Mercedes-Benz Cars in Poland and will offer more than 1,000 jobs.

2019 84

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.

2017 74

Mercedes OM 656 diesel now available in G-Class in G 350 d

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Mercedes-Benz has expanded the powertrain line-up of its new G-Class with an efficient diesel variant. The new G 350 d (fuel consumption, combined: 9.8-9.6 l/100 km; combined CO 2 emissions: 259-252 g/km) is equipped with an OM 656 diesel( earlier post ).

2018 128

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.

2018 85

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.

2018 94

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.

2018 101

Hamburger Hochbahn AG orders 20 Mercedes-Benz Citaro electric buses

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Hamburger Hochbahn AG has ordered 20 of the new Mercedes-Benz battery-electric Citaro city buses. The new, fully electrically powered city bus is based on the globally best-selling Mercedes-Benz Citaro. To date Mercedes-Benz has delivered more than 1,000 Citaro buses to Hamburg.

2018 95

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.

2016 62

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 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 begins sales of new 6-cylinder GLE diesel; first SUV in its class to meet Euro 6d

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Mercedes-Benz has begun sales of two diesel models of the new GLE SUV which already comply with the coming Euro 6d emissions standard. The GLE 400 d is the most powerful series-production diesel SUV ever offered by Mercedes-Benz.

2018 136

A brief history of… Mercedes-Benz A-Class

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Like so many 21-year olds, the Mercedes A-Class has been through several trials and tribulations to emerge as the very rounded machine it is today

2019 41

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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