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Mercedes-Benz starts B-Class Electric Drive production in Germany


Mercedes-Benz has started series production of the new B-Class Electric vehicle at the Rastatt factory in Germany – the same plant where the German automaker builds the A, B and GLA models. The electric vehicle, based on the conventional B-Class is set to go on sales in the U.S in mid-2014, followed by sales in Germany later in 2014. The 1,750 kg (3,858 ...
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Zetsche could lead Daimler beyond 2016
While before this mandate the supervisory board opted to only extend Dieter Zetsche’s contract until 2016, the recent shift in Daimler’s fortunes and sales record have turned the tide. Now, according ...
Daimler has a promising 2014, with profit and sales soaring
Chief Executive Officer Dieter Zetsche announced that his growth strategy at Mercedes-Benz is on track to register a “significant” operating profit increase for this year, as sales growth beats rival’s ...
Russia: Mercedes-Benz could start local production
Daimler AG, the German parent of the luxury brand Mercedes-Benz is now weighing the option of starting local manufacture of Mercedes cars in Russia – in an effort to widen ...
Daimler buys out electric stakes from Evonik
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Aston Martin, the maker of ultra-luxurious vehicles is holding talks with Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz for a new luxury SUV, Bloomberg News reports citing people close to discussions. Looks like the upcoming SUV ...
Daimler expands production in China – signs 1 bln Euro deal
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Nissan and Daimler Might Shake Hands on a Mexican Joint Venture
The Japanese automaker Nissan and Germany's Daimler shook hands to create a 50-50 joint venture in Mexico. Nissan's and Daimler's joint manufacturing venture will build small, upmarket cars for the automakers' ...
Mercedes Benz Has Big Plans with Aston Martin – might acquire the entire company
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EU scientists say Daimler’s rejected coolant is safe
According to the European Commission, its scientists have conducted extensive research that found safe the new car coolant that triggered a bitter dispute between European regulators and Daimler, backed by ...

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