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Green with envy: Brabus mods the Smart ForTwo EV

The production-destined Smart ForTwo EV showed its stuff at the Detroit Auto Show in January, and now Brabus has taken its turn to give a 'near production' variant the custom spin. Subtlety is a fine art, and one not much practiced by custom car builders. Brabus is no exception, and to indicate the... read more

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Maybach sales drop 25%, company insists it’s immune to global economic crisis

Despite the global economic crisis, no customers have canceled their Maybach orders but sales last year were still down on 2007’s levels. Maybach sold just over 400... read more January 26, 2009 by 


 
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Smart exploring opportunities for U.S. ForTwo EV trial

In July last year Smart unveiled three new concept versions of its second-generation ForTwo minicar, all based around an ultra-efficient electric drivetrain. The trio... read more January 13, 2009 by 


 
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Mercedes-Benz hit with second-largest fuel efficiency fine ever by NHTSA

Mercedes-Benz has been fined $28.9 million for failure to meet federal fuel efficiency standards by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this week. The... read more January 8, 2009 by 


 
Shuanghuan's Bubble at the 2007 Bologna Motor Show

Daimler on verge of settling Smart ForTwo clone car suit in Europe

For more than a year now, Mercedes' parent company Daimler has pursued a copyright infringement case against Chinese carmaker Shuanghuan for its Bubble, a blatant knock-off... read more January 5, 2009 by 


 
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Daimler teams with Evonik for lithium-ion batteries

Three electric concepts headed to the 2009 Detroit Auto Show have captured much of Daimler subsidiary Mercedes' press of late, and the timing of the new Daimler-Evonik hints... read more December 16, 2008 by 


 
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Extended Maybach 62 becomes six-seat Maybach 72

Daimler's Maybach brand of super-luxury executive vehicles doesn't have the sales strength of rivals Bentley or Rolls Royce, but it's no less an opulent and sizable piece of... read more December 10, 2008 by 


 
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Daimler expands ‘car2go’ vehicle sharing program, considers adding EVs to fleet

Daimler commenced trials of a new mobility concept called the ‘car2go project’ in Ulm, Germany, on October 24 in an attempt to provide a solution for increasing... read more December 8, 2008 by 


 
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Cerberus accuses Daimler of fudging Chrysler’s numbers

Cerberus Capital Management has accused Daimler AG of misleading them about the true value of Chrysler before selling the American private equity group a majority holding in... read more November 26, 2008 by 


 
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Several Mercedes plant workers accused of corruption

Several employees of the Mercedes Benz plant in Sindelfinger are under investigation, following allegations of corruption and bribery, according to a number of German news... read more November 17, 2008 by 


 
Mercedes' C-Class wagon production line in Bremen, Germany

Daimler suspends production for 1 month

Even the upper tier of the mass-market luxury car manufacturers are facing troubled times this year. Sales are down, inventories are up and there appears to be no end in... read more October 27, 2008 by 


 
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Report: Chrysler to use more Mercedes diesels in Europe

Though Daimler and Chrysler split last year, cooperation between the two carmakers is ongoing, and it looks to be headed into the future as well, with the next-generation... read more October 24, 2008 by 


 
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Daimler values 19.9% stake in Chrysler down to zero

Both General Motors and Renault-Nissan are reportedly eying an acquisition of Chrysler, or at least some of its shares, but one carmaker that already owns a stake in the... read more October 24, 2008 by 


 
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Daimler CEO says Maybach is not losing money, won't be axed

With no new models in the pipeline and a paltry 146 units sold in all of 2007, there has been plenty of speculation that Maybach could be running at a loss and eventually... read more October 8, 2008 by 


 
ZF to build electric motors for Mercedes-Benz hybrid

Daimler and BMW engineers want common EV standards

Designing and building to a multitude of standards for each one-off or proprietary set of electric vehicle (EV) specifications is an expensive and laborious process. That's... read more September 16, 2008 by 


 
Tesla to partner with Daimler

Tesla to partner with Daimler

Tesla has reportedly signed a technology deal with Daimler according to latest comments from the electric car company’s Chairman Elon Musk. The new deal is in its early... read more June 12, 2008 by 


 
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