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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 stages but according to the Tesla exec it could potentially grow into something major. Elon Musk reportedly told Fox... read more

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Mercedes CEO answers tough questions

Mercedes CEO answers tough questions

German weekly Der Spiegel recently sat down with Dieter Zetsche, CEO of DaimlerChrysler, to discuss hybrids, the environment, the split from Chrysler, and cooperating with... read more September 14, 2007 by 


 
Daimler CEO open to engine deal with BMW

Daimler CEO open to engine deal with BMW

BMW makes some of the best engines in the business so it comes as little surprise the CEO of Daimler, Dieter Zetsche, is open to jointly developing new engines with the... read more September 9, 2007 by 


 
Smart ForTwo creator plans second car

Smart ForTwo creator plans second car

The man originally behind the concept of Smart cars, Swatch chairman Nicolas G. Hayek, has said he’s planning to build a new, greener car. Hayek's previous auto... read more September 6, 2007 by 


 
DCX in deal with Ford to win back Daimler name

DCX in deal with Ford to win back Daimler name

The Daimler name is actually owned by a small UK carmaker owned by Ford Premier Auto Group’s Jaguar, which sells re-badged Jaguar XJ saloons as the Super Eight. Jaguar... read more August 22, 2007 by 


 
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Warranty claims cost DCX $6.1 billion last year

One of the key challenges of turning around the misfortunes at Chrysler will be to improve the levels of warranty claims, which last year cost it and German parent Daimler a... read more August 14, 2007 by 


 
Smart Fortwo poses safety fears in US

Smart Fortwo poses safety fears in US

DaimlerChrysler’s tiny Smart car is a popular model for tackling Europe’s tight inner-city streets and exorbitant fuel prices, but in the US, where it’s... read more July 13, 2007 by 


 
Preview: Maybach Cabrio

Preview: Maybach Cabrio

DaimlerChrysler’s ultra-luxury brand Maybach, suffering from poor sales and a limited lineup, could expand its range with rumored convertible and SUV models in an... read more July 11, 2007 by 


 
Mercedes to roll out hybrid and engine stop-start tech

Mercedes to roll out hybrid and engine stop-start tech

DaimlerChrysler is set to follow the lead of BMW by making mild hybrid and engine stop-start systems available in some of its more popular models. At an announcement in... read more July 10, 2007 by 


 
Smart unveils new hybrid concepts

Smart unveils new hybrid concepts

Smart has just released details about a couple of hybrid variants of its new Fortwo minicar, with the ultra-efficient offerings coming in three different flavors including... read more July 9, 2007 by 


 
Smart cost DCX €3.9 billion over four years

Smart cost DCX €3.9 billion over four years

DaimlerChrysler has received a ton of flak for its Smart car brand from both its shareholders and motoring journalists ever since the label was launched back in 2002, and... read more June 12, 2007 by 


 
Smart Fortwo to get stop-start technology

Smart Fortwo to get stop-start technology

Daimler will be testing the waters with its own automatic stop-start fuel-saving technology when it introduces an updated Fortwo minicar later this year. Already introduced... read more June 1, 2007 by 


 
Could Daimler suffer a hostile takeover?

Could Daimler suffer a hostile takeover?

Now that Daimler is on its own and no longer suffering the financial setback of the loss-making Chrysler brand, the luxury German carmaker will be very tempting as a possible... read more May 22, 2007 by 


 
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Video: Maybach Exelero high-speed run

The Maybach Exelero, which debuted back in 2005 and was most recently seen in a Jay-Z rap video, is easily one of the most striking coupes to ever grace the stands of any car... read more April 30, 2007 by 


 
All DaimlerChrysler cars will come with hybrid option

All DaimlerChrysler cars will come with hybrid option

DaimlerChrysler’s CEO Dieter Zetsche has made the bold claim that all DCX vehicles in the future will be developed with a hybrid option. Speaking with reporters from... read more March 13, 2007 by 


 
BMW & DCX developing premium segment RWD hybrid

BMW & DCX developing premium segment RWD hybrid

BMW and DaimlerChrysler are currently developing a new rear-wheel-drive hybrid drivetrain, with both manufacturers planning to release vehicles equipped with the system... read more March 1, 2007 by 


 
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