February 2013 Auto Sales: GM, Ford Lead as Industry Reports 4% Percent Growth

February 2013 Auto Sales: GM, Ford Lead as Industry Reports 4% Percent Growth
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Today is the 1st of March and that only means one thing… February is rapidly fading into the rear-view mirror. How well did automakers fare in the second month of the year?  Here’s a look at some of the big sales stories from the last 28 days. Continue Reading...

January 2013 Auto Sales: Break Out the Champagne!

January 2013 Auto Sales: Break Out the Champagne!
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January is known for two things: raucous New Year’s celebrations and miserably cold weather across many parts of the country. Despite holiday hangovers and blizzard conditions, vehicle shoppers snapped up cars and trucks like free earbuds at an iPhone launch. Continue Reading...

Ford, Daimler and Nissan Team Up on Fuel-Cell Tech

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Ford, Daimler and Nissan Team Up on Fuel-Cell Tech
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Fuel-cell powered vehicles are likely to become the next big thing in non-gas powered vehicles, and today Nissan, Daimler and Ford announced that they are joining forces on creating a new common fuel-cell system that will be put to use in what the companies call “the world’s first affordable, mass-market” fuel-cell vehicle. Continue Reading...

2012 Smart ForTwo CityFlame Smolders in Obscurity

2012 Smart ForTwo CityFlame Smolders in Obscurity
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In an effort to jazz up its lame lineup, the folks at smart showed off a new special-edition model at the Detroit Auto Show today. The cityflame package is the latest in a long line of special models from Daimler’s economy-minded brand. Continue Reading...

2012 New-Vehicle Sales: ‘Exceeded All of Our Expectations’

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2012 New-Vehicle Sales: ‘Exceeded All of Our Expectations’
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The number-crunchers have been earning their keep the last few weeks. With their mathematical weapon of choice in hand, be it a calculator, tally counter or even a trusty abacus, they’ve kept an exacting total of how many vehicles automakers sold over the past 12 months. How did things shake out? Which brand nearly doubled… Continue Reading...

Industry Executives Skeptical on Electric Vehicles

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Industry Executives Skeptical on Electric Vehicles
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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney isn’t the only one that’s skeptical about electric vehicles and their development. At an industry panel in New York, executives expressed their criticisms of the electric vehicle market as automakers have quietly shelved strong pushes towards developing EVs. Continue Reading...

Daimler Relying on Smart Fortwo EV for Brand Success

Daimler Relying on Smart Fortwo EV for Brand Success
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The Smart Fortwo hasn’t exactly been the resounding success Daimler had hoped it would be, but now the German automaker is hoping its electric vehicle variant will lift the brand’s sales.  Continue Reading...

Electric Vehicle Fast Charging System Demonstrated at Electric Vehicle Symposium 26

Electric Vehicle Fast Charging System Demonstrated at Electric Vehicle Symposium 26
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Marking a milestone in one of the key hindrances to plague electric vehicles (EVs) thus far, eight of the word’s automakers have agreed to unify on a harmonized charging system capable of a 15-minute recharge. Continue Reading...

Daimler and BYD Form Denza Brand for Chinese Market

Daimler and BYD Form Denza Brand for Chinese Market
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It’s been two years since Daimler and BYD of China announced a partnership to develop electric vehicles for the Chinese market, but the collaboration finally has a name: Denza. The two have not decided on what the logo will look like, but it appears that there are three possibilities being considered. None of the logos… Continue Reading...

Jay-Z and Kanye West ‘Otis’ Maybach Raises Disappointing $60,000

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Car enthusiasts probably cringed during Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Otis” video as the duo mangled a Maybach 57, but the joke seems to be on them now. The irreverently-altered Maybach was supposed to bring between and estimated $100,000 and $150,000 at auction. That money was meant to go, at least in part, to the Save the… Continue Reading...

Daimler Accused of Deleting Negative Info From Its Wikipedia Page

Daimler Accused of Deleting Negative Info From Its Wikipedia Page
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Wikipedia is known to the world as the open encyclopedia that anyone can edit on the Internet. While it may seem like the foundation of a disaster, Wiki contributors have, for the most part, kept things accurate and factual. So why is it a surprise to some that a company would edit its own Wikipedia… Continue Reading...

Jay-Z and Kanye West ‘Otis’ Maybach Up For Auction To Benefit Save the Children -Video

Jay-Z and Kanye West ‘Otis’ Maybach Up For Auction To Benefit Save the Children -Video
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Although Daimler has announced the discontinuation of the Maybach brand, young money ballers, shot-callers now have the opportunity to bid on what’s arguably the most notorious Maybach of all. Starring in the Jay-Z and Kanye West “Otis” music video, the chopped “Mad Max” Maybach will be put on the block by auction house Phillips de… Continue Reading...

Mercedes G-Class to Live On Until 2020

Mercedes G-Class to Live On Until 2020
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The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a funky, but rugged luxury SUV from the German automaker, and it appears that it’ll be in production until at least the year 2020. Mercedes-Benz’s parent company Daimler has come to an agreement with Magna Steyr to extend the production of its G-Wagen in Graz, Austria and was able to get… Continue Reading...
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