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Daimler and BMW mobility joint venture launch is imminent - report

BMW and Daimler are set to announce their joint urban mobility venture this week, after being granted approval by the European Union in January...

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Mercedes-Benz talking with Tesla on LCVs, Geely on cooperation
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Mercedes-Benz talking with Tesla on LCVs, Geely on cooperation

Dieter Zetsche, outgoing CEO of Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, has said talks regarding electric commercial vehicles "are happening" with Tesla The two carmakers have been in contact since November, when Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, tweeted: "Maybe interesting to work with Daimler/Mercedes on an electric Sprinter. That’s a great van...


BMW and Mercedes-Benz combine mobility services units
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BMW and Mercedes-Benz combine mobility services units

BMW and Mercedes-Benz are the second pair of automakers to confirm a partnership this week, after Ford and Volkswagen announced they will work together on utes and vans. The companies announced their intent to combine mobility divisions last year, but approval from anti-trust regulators has only just come through...


Mercedes-Benz to purchase $31 billion worth of battery cells
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Mercedes-Benz to purchase $31 billion worth of battery cells

Mercedes-Benz has ordered €20 billion ($31 billion) worth of lithium-ion battery cells, which will see the company through until 2030. The German automaker expects battery-electric vehicles to account for between 15 and 25 per cent of its annual sales by 2025. To put that into context, the company sold a total of 3.3 million vehicles in 2017...


Daimler, Bosch teaming up for San Jose autonomy trials
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Daimler, Bosch teaming up for San Jose autonomy trials

Bosch and Daimler are joining forces for level four and five automated vehicle trials in San Jose, California, set to start in the second half of 2019. The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding with the city, flagging an on-demand ride-hailing service set to be offered to a "selected user community" in the San Carlos/Stevens Creek corridor...


Mercedes-Benz, Geely considering joint ride-hailing service - report
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Mercedes-Benz, Geely considering joint ride-hailing service - report

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, is reportedly considering starting a 50-50 joint-venture ride-hailing service with Chinese carmaker Geely. Sources have told Bloomberg the ride-hailing system would be for the Chinese market. Daimler is reportedly considering using vehicles from its Denza electric car brand, which itself is a joint venture with BYD and produces EVs based on the first-generation B-Class...


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz may partner on electric, autonomous tech
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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz may partner on electric, autonomous tech

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Daimler, parent of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, may expand the scope of their collaboration to include electric drivetrain and self-driving car technology development...


Daimler appoints R&D chief as new CEO
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Daimler appoints R&D chief as new CEO

Citing "challenges presented by the transformation of the automotive industry”, Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, has announced a succession plan for the roles of CEO, chairman, and head of research and development. In a statement overnight, Daimler confirmed Ola Källenius will replace Dieter Zetsche as the company’s CEO and the head of the Mercedes-Benz passenger car brand...


Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow revealed
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Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow revealed

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a forward-looking take on the legendary streamliners of its past in California, pulling back the sheet on the stunning Vision EQ Silver Arrow. Obviously this isn't a production teaser. It's a nostalgic look at our electric future, with 550kW on tap from two electric motors mated with an 80kWh battery...


Mercedes-Benz EQC teased ahead of September 4 reveal
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Mercedes-Benz EQC teased ahead of September 4 reveal

Daimler has published a brief teaser video of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC this week, ahead of its full reveal, scheduled for September 4. In the short clip posted on Twitter, Mercedes-Benz's parent said it will show off the first all-electric model from the luxury marque next week, also signalling the launch of the EQ electric sub-brand...


Infiniti suspends development of small luxury car with Daimler - report
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Infiniti suspends development of small luxury car with Daimler - report

Infiniti has put work on its small luxury car on hold, due to a rapidly changing market landscape and fears over new tariffs. According to the business newspaper Nikkan Kogyo, Nissan has pulled the plug on a small luxury car being developed with the help of Daimler...


Smart: Through the generations
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Smart: Through the generations

Smart has officially been around for 20 years. The city-car maker burst onto the scene in July 1998, with a two-seater (the inventively named ForTwo) measuring just over 2.5m long. More than 2.2 million examples have been sold since then, across 46 markets around the world...


Mercedes-Benz trademarks 'C53' name
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Mercedes-Benz trademarks 'C53' name

Daimler has reportedly applied for an international trademark regarding the 'C53' badge, hinting there could be a new go-fast version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the pipeline. First reported by AutoGuide, the German manufacturer lodged the application with the World Intellectual Property Organization...


Mercedes-Benz recalls 774,000 European vehicles for emissions defeat devices
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Mercedes-Benz recalls 774,000 European vehicles for emissions defeat devices

Daimler AG, parent of Mercedes-Benz has been forced to recall around 774,000 vehicles across its C-Class, GLC and Vito model lines in Europe, after being accused by German authorities of fitting emissions defeat devices in certain diesel models...


Mercedes-Benz accused of emissions cheating on C-Class, Vito – UPDATE
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Mercedes-Benz accused of emissions cheating on C-Class, Vito – UPDATE

UPDATE: Daimler's statement in response to the recall order affecting 1.6-litre diesel variants of the Vito van, has been added to this article. Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, could be facing an investigation from German authorities due to suspected use of emissions-cheating software in its diesel engines...


Smart to go all-electric in Europe by 2020
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Smart to go all-electric in Europe by 2020

Dieter Zetsche, boss of Mercedes-Benz, has confirmed the Smart micro car brand will go all-electric in European markets by the end of the decade. Speaking at the company's annual shareholder's meeting, as reported by Carscoops, Daimler's little city car brand will only offer its electric vehicles (EV) in the coming years, following a similar move made in the North American market this year...


Volvos could soon have Mercedes-Benz engines – report
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Volvos could soon have Mercedes-Benz engines – report

Swedish manufacturer Volvo could soon feature engines from the Mercedes-Benz range, according to a new report out of Germany. Manager Magazin claims the German marque's parent, Daimler, is considering working closer with Volvo's Chinese parent Geely – it's also worth noting Geely's boss and principal owner, Li Shufu, owns a 9.7 per cent share in Daimler...


Geely chairman becomes largest Daimler stakeholder
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Geely chairman becomes largest Daimler stakeholder

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, has confirmed Li Shufu, founder and chairman of Geely, has aquired a 9.69 per cent stake in the German van, truck and luxury car maker. According to The Detroit News and other outlets, Li's stake in the German company cost around €7.3 billion ($11.5 billion)...


Mercedes-AMG trademarks '40', '50' and '73' badges in Europe
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Mercedes-AMG trademarks '40', '50' and '73' badges in Europe

It seems Mercedes-AMG could be mulling a new line of  '40', '50' and '73' models, after trademarking several model names with new number designations. Documents submitted last year by Daimler to the European Union Patent and Trademark Office show Mercedes-AMG has trademarked 'AMG 40', 'AMG 50', 'S73', 'GLS73' and 'G73' for use in Europe...


VW suspends lobbying head over latest emissions scandal
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VW suspends lobbying head over latest emissions scandal

Volkswagen has suspended Thomas Steg, chief lobbyist, over emissions tests partially funded by the car maker, which are said to have involved monkeys breathing in air with diesel fumes. "We are currently in the process of investigating the work of the EUGT, which was dissolved in 2017, and drawing all the necessary consequences...