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Daimler’s Car-Sharing Service Crosses Two Million Global Member Milestone

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — car2go announced today that the world’s largest one-way carsharing service has crossed the two million global member milestone. car2go N.A. is the largest flexible one-way carsharing service in North America with 800,000 members. The service also boasts more than 1.1 million members across Europe and 100,000 members in Chongqing since car2go launched its

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Daimler says Future Success Benchmark to Include Car-Sharing Use Rate

PARIS –  The rise of new trends like car sharing and autonomous driving may usurp sales volume as a benchmark for measuring success in the auto industry, the head of marketing and sales at Mercedes-Benz, said on Thursday. Daimler’s Mercedes brand is on track to overtake German rival BMW this year as the biggest seller of luxury cars globally, earlier

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Magna Steyr to build cars for Mercedes, BMW, Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover

MUNICH — Austrian contract manufacturer Magna Steyr will be producing six models for four different automakers at its plant in Graz, Austria, starting in 2018, Automobilwoche has learned. In addition to the Mercedes G-Class, the redesigned BMW 5 Series and the BMW Z5, Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover models will also be built there. Automobilwoche, a business and trade newspaper

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Mercedes Brand EVs Coming to China

Germany’s Daimler AG plans to sell Mercedes-Benz branded all-electric battery cars in China, its China chief said on Wednesday, as the automaker capitalizes on government initiatives aimed at growing the market for new-energy vehicles (NEVs). Hubertus Troska said the government’s push, which involves tax breaks and other policy support, helped the number of NEVs sold last year surpass 300,000, making

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Mercedes Equips Delivery Van With Flying Drone

Mercedes-Benz is looking at mounting automated flying drones onto a new line of electric vans as part of a 500 million-euro ($562 million) investment aimed at speeding delivery times for online orders. The small pilotless aircraft would be part of a suite of on-board systems, including digital sorting equipment, that could cut both costs and delivery times in half for the

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Daimler Embraces Silicon Valley Style of Doing Business

Daimler’s Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche is sweeping away layers of bureaucracy and encouraging a more experimental approach to new products. He has also asked 144 employees to generate new leadership ideas, according to sources at the German luxury automaker. FRANKFURT, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler is embracing Silicon Valley management techniques in a drive to speed up decision

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BYD Daimler Launch Long Range Compact Electric Car

Denza, a Chinese brand co-owned by BYD and Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler, annouce the first long range, mass market Electric Car.  Denza400 is based on the last generation of the Mercedes B-Class, a compact electric motor generating 181 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of instant torque, and a 62kWh battery pack mounted under the passenger compartment. The pack stores enough juice to give the 400

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Mercedes-Benz to Introduce A Road and Rail Vehicle

Mercedes-Benz has announced it will reveal three new specially-developed Unimog utes at the Innotrans trade fair in Berlin next month. Releasing pictures and details of all three vehicles, all production-spec Unimogs come equipped with a new road-rail pack that allow the tough ute to drive along any railway at up to speeds of 50km/h. Created specifically for companies who run large-scale railways

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