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Daimler Seeks Greater Cooperation With Tesla

November 4th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

While critics were skeptical of Daimler’s purchase of Tesla stock several years ago, the investment is paying off big time. But while Daimler and Tesla are already working together on an all-electric Mercedes B-Class, the German auto conglomerate wants to work even closer with the California-based electric car maker, hoping to compete with the popular BMW i


Daimler And Ford Exchange 3-Cylinder Engine Tech

May 30th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Are three-cylinder engines the future of automobiles? These tiny motors have certainly gained a lot of popularity in the past few years, with companies like Ford leading the charge on turbocharging and downsizing. This has intrigued Mercedes, which has shared some of its own fuel-saving technology to get a closer look at Ford’s three-cylinder EcoBoost engine


Infographic Reveals Tesla Model S Part Origins

March 20th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

While Elon Musk hopes to that Tesla Motors is the vanguard of the future car manufacturing, the company still relies on a small number of parts suppliers to put the car together. This neat infographic shows who makes what on the Tesla Model S, and you might recognize some of these names


German Automakers Team Up To Push Clean Diesel

December 17th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

There are two really remarkable differences between the American car culture, and the one in Europe. First and foremost to me is that manual transmissions are still very popular in cars of every class with Europeans. Secondly, about half of new cars sold in Europe come with diesel engines. Now several German automakers are teaming up to help push clean diesel engines here in America


Daimler Hopes Low-Cost Electric Smart Car Translates To Higher Sales

September 19th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

It is an open secret that Daimler-owned small car brand Smart is suffering from slow sales, especially here in America. With an influx of high-quality compact cars in the same price range as the Smart, consumers are avoiding the diminutive brand in favor of more mainstream car makers. But Daimler has a plan to lure customers back, and it centers on offering the cheapest electric car on the market. But will that be enough


Automakers Agree on Single Universal Charging Port

October 21st, 2011 | by Christopher DeMorro

Electric vehicles pose all sorts of problems for automakers as start to make this huge shift from fossil fuels to electricity. One problem are the charging ports, and figuring out an international standard so as to streamline the process. A major consortium of automakers from around the world are doing just that



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