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    Official: Daimler opens the door on Car2go Black with B-Class carsharing
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    Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler has finally decided to go to its proverbial mothership to further expand its Car2go carsharing service in Europe. The German automaker has long used its itty-bitty Smart Fortwo vehicles for the program, but now it's kicking off a pilot program called Car2go Black that ...

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    Report: Mercedes A-Class going electric with Tesla's help; for real this time?
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    Reports of Mercedes-Benz and Tesla building an electric A-Class together are nothing new. In fact, a fleet of 500 A-Class-based E-Cells was built for Europe. Most recently, a Tesla earnings report revealed that Tesla was still working on an all-electric powertrain for an unnamed EV for Daimler, ...

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    Official: Daimler-BYD electric-vehicle brand to be called Denza
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    Think Denza, as in Tony, but with an e. Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG and China-based BYD will name the battery-electric vehicle brand they're building together Denza. Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co. Ltd. (BDNT) will show a concept Denza EV at the Auto China 2012 trade show in Beijing ...

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    Daimler testing B-Class E-Cell plug-in hybrid with inductive charging *UPDATE
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    Whether its WiFi vs. ethernet or cell phones vs. land lines, it's pretty clear that wireless technology is more appealing to people than wired ones. The same will some day be true of plug-in cars, since companies like Rolls-Royce and Toyota, Nissan and Volvo are all trying to get energy from the ...

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    Mercedes-Benz Celebrates 125 years with sculpture, battery patent
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    Daimler celebrates 125 years since Carl Benz's Patent-MotorWagen – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back on January 29th of 1886, Karl Benz filed the patent for his "vehicle with gas-engine drive." It's an important date in the history of the automobile, and Daimler is looking back ...

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    Mercedes-Benz delivers first B-Class F-Cell
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    Last Saturday, Nissan delivered the first Leaf to a lucky gent by the name of Olivier Chalouhi in San Francisco, CA. Then, on Wednesday, Chevrolet handed over the keys of the first Volt to Jeffrey Kaffee, a retired airline pilot who resides in Parsippany, NJ. Well, it turns out that Mercedes-Benz ...

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    Mercedes-Benz considers bringing natural gas vehicles to U.S.
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    Mercedes-Benz E 200 NGT
    Mercedes-Benz has been developing and testing fuel-cell vehicles for more than a decade and will begin leasing its pricey B-Class F-Cell to a limited group of Californians this fall, but the automaker's alternative powertrain focus is not limited to hydrogen alone. ...

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    Mercedes-Benz polling customers on bringing B-Class to the States
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    Almost since the day that Mercedes-Benz introduced the A-class and then B-class models over a decade ago, the company has been hemming and hawing about whether to offer the cars in the U.S. market. A combination of factors – e.g., unfavorable exchange rates, limited American demand for ...

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    Report: Mercedes to launch B-Class-based hatchback, CUV in U.S.
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    2009 Mercedes-Benz B-Class – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here in the United States, Mercedes-Benz's product portfolio starts off with the C-Class sedan. Those familiar with the alphabet may realize that there are at least two available letters before 'C' that would theoretically ...

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    Mercedes-Benz delivers hydrogen, pure electric vehicles in two-pronged strategy
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    Mercedes-Benz F-Cell and Smart Ed - Click above for high-res image gallery
    If there's one under-the-radar trend that is slowly bubbling to the top of the green car space, it's the intentional blending (by some) of hydrogen- and battery-powered vehicles under the electric drive moniker. Maybe this ...

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    Mercedes to bring A and B-Class to America?
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    Click above for more shots of the A 160 CDI BlueEFFICIENCYThe move to smaller cars in the United States will cover nearly all vehicle classes, even touching such luxury car stalwarts as Mercedes-Benz. Fortunately for MB, the automaker already has a few small vehicles which it can consider selling ...

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    Mercedes-Benz A-Class to go with conventional FWD layout
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    After more than a year of holding talks with other automakers about potentially sharing a platform for a next-generation replacement for the A and B-Class cars, Mercedes-Benz has apparently decided to go it alone. AutoCar is reporting that the replacement for Mercedes two front wheel drive models ...

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    Mercedes-Benz A and B-Class cars to get stop/start
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz A-ClassWhile Mercedes-Benz is a leader in clean diesel technology, the German luxury brand has been lagging behind its arch-rival BMW when it comes to the adoption of green technology such as stop/start in its lower-end models. This ...

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    New Mercedes-Benz A and B-Class models have start/stop, BlueEffieciency
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    click to enlargeMercedes-Benz premiered two new models - updated A and B Class vehicles - at the Auto Mobil International exhibition in Leipzig. When the B Class was previewed last month, we learned it would get a start-stop "mini hybrid" system as well as a BlueEFFICIENCY option. The A Class 150 ...

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    Brrrr. Mercedes testing fuel cells in Swedish winter
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    click photo to enlargeTesting fuel cell vehicles is all the rage these days, and Mercedes isn't missing out on the action. The latest hydrogen vehicle tests from the three-pointed star company took place in wintery Sweden. Wouldn't want to coddle a car or anything. Daimler recently took a B-Class ...

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    Update on the ongoing saga of Chryslers B segment deal with Chery
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    Small cars often come in handy, especially when writing the initial check to purchase it and when pulling up next to the gas pump. For obvious reasons, the smaller the car and the smaller the engine, the less it costs and the less gas it uses. Anyway, Chrysler has been after a small B-Class car of ...

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    Small cars to be big part of Ford comeback
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    Click on the photo for a high-res gallery of the Mazda2Ford has only sold small B-Class cars in the US market sporadically over the past thirty years. They sold the European Fiesta in the early eighties and the Kia-built Festiva and Aspire in the early nineties. Making money on those cars has ...

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    DaimlerChrysler showing B-Class fuel cell vehicle at SAE Congress
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    At the DaimlerChrysler booth at this years SAE World Congress, one of the vehicles on display is a cutaway of the latest generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell. I spoke to DCX representative Scott Freeman for a few minutes to get a rundown of the latest generation of DCX fuel cell vehicle. The ...

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    Ford confirms that new B-Car will be based on Mazda2
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    Click on the photo for a high-res image of the new Mazda2, suitable for wall-paperFord has said for some time that they are working on a new B-Class car, smaller than the Focus for the North American market. I also recently spotted a Ford Fiesta with manufacturer plates on the road in South-East ...

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    Mercedes-Benz considers bringing compacts to the U.S.
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    In a good overview of diesel's strengths and weaknesses, Transportation News points out that higher emissions continue to be diesel engine's Achilles heal. The stringent California emissions laws, enforced in California, Massachusetts, Maine, New York and Vermont, are such that no current diesel ...

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