The parent company of Mercedes-Benz, Daimler, has signed a deal with automotive parts supplier Bosch to expand their long-standing partnership and cooperate in the development and production of electric drivetrains that will eventually feature in a number of new production models. The two industry giants have signed a letter of intent and begun negotiations to establish a 50:50 joint venture that should be concluded in the first half of this year, with an aim to start building the drivetrains by as early as next year. Both companies hope that by bundling their competencies, they can...
Zetsche: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell Available For Order In 2013
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is a brilliant car, as we proved on the open roads of Oaxaca. It does lack a bit on the green end of the spectrum, but that's where the SLS AMG E-Cell comes in. We'll have to wait a bit yet, however. According to Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche at the Detroit Auto Show today...Nelson Ireson
Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell Electric Car: Another Daimler Experiment
This morning Daimler released complete details on its 2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell, a limited production electric conversion of its aging A-Class five-door small hatchback, sold mostly in Europe and not available in the United States. The A-Class E-Cell is Daimler's second vehicle to use...John Voelcker