CAFE Regs Could Add $5000 to the Price of New Vehicles

CAFE Regs Could Add $5000 to the Price of New Vehicles
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However, German automakers Daimler AG and Volkswagen, which currently offer some of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on sale in the US, won’t back the CAFE proposal because there’s no incentive for diesel fueled vehicles. Continue Reading...

Daimler, BYD to Preview Electric Vehicle Prototype At 2012 Beijing Auto Show

Daimler, BYD to Preview Electric Vehicle Prototype At 2012 Beijing Auto Show
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Last year, Germany’s Daimler AG and the Chinese BYD Auto have formed a 50-50 joint R&D venture called “Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co. Ltd.” to pursue a new brand that will focus on the development of pure electric vehicles for China. Now, the two automakers have revealed intentions to introduce a new electric vehicle concept… Continue Reading...

Tesla Posts Growing Loss, Signs Deal with Mercedes

Tesla Posts Growing Loss, Signs Deal with Mercedes
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The Tesla Roadster (right) has impressive acceleration and handling, you also never have to buy gas for it, but at more than $100,000 it’s pretty expensive. Their current one-car offering and the big price tag didn’t help the company. They posted a $65.1 million net loss in the past quarter, up from the $34.9 million they… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz F125! May Preview Future S-Class

Mercedes-Benz F125! May Preview Future S-Class
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So electric drive and fuel cells will be part of the equation, though to meet the demands of future S-Class customers, particularly those of range and performance, Mercedes understands that new, unproven technologies will have to be employed. Continue Reading...

Next Infiniti G Will Incorporate Mercedes DNA

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Next Infiniti G Will Incorporate Mercedes DNA
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At that time, Nissan had planned to introduce an updated, rear-drive Infiniti G, slated for a 2011 model year release, but with new input from Daimler, said introduction was pushed back as the car underwent some significant revisions. Continue Reading...

Maybach May Die Or Be Reborn, British Style, With Help from Aston Martin

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Maybach May Die Or Be Reborn, British Style, With Help from Aston Martin
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The slow-selling luxurious Maybach may be in trouble and we will find out by July 1. Mercedes parent company Daimler AG is trying to decide what to do with the Maybach company after slumping sale issues. Daimler will either axe the car or possibly partner with British car-maker Aston Martin for a second-generation car. According to CEO Dieter… Continue Reading...