2015 Mercedes Minivan Launches in Europe

When Mercedes’ Sprinter first arrived on US shores as a Dodge, it replaced the aging Ram Van and so thoroughly outclassed the class-leading Ford Econoline commercial van that, in the decade-or-so since, the Econoline has been discontinued. This Mercedes minivan is its little brother.

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Video: Live Out Your Initial D Fantasies w/ an Electric AE86

The 1980s Toyota Sprinter’s clean, angular bodywork and willing chassis? That stuff never goes out of style … which is why the all-electric Toyota AE86 you see here is very possibly the best of all possible worlds. He(ck), it even addresses the only legitimate gripe anyone ever had about the eight-six: low-end torque!

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With Demand Non-existant, Mercedes Gives Up on E-Cell Van Electric Fleet

Even with strong marketing and gov’t incentives combined with the promise of zero-emissions and international media support for companies to switch to electric vans, “the demand is virtually nonexistent,” according to Mercedes-Benz.

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