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Daimler Teams With Qualcomm On Wireless Charging

Daimler and Qualcomm announced a strategic collaboration on connected car technologies, which among many topics includes wireless charging. Qualcomm already developed and tested different prototypes of wireless stations with power of 3.3 kW, 6.6 kW and 22 kW. It’s expected that Daimler will implement and offer such a system for…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 1

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Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid Priced At $95,325

Mercedes-Benz announced pricing of the new S550 Plug-in Hybrid. This luxury vehicle will be one of the most expensive among plug-ins, starting at $95,325 (including $925 for destination charge).  However, that price is in line with the ICE S-Class, so no premium is being charge for the plug-in. Official fuel…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 30

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June 2015 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

The real start of plug-in vehicle sales in the United States each year have always been a fair-weather thing. Prior to heading into the first month of summer, sales jumped last month to an estimated 11,540 vehicles in May from about 9,000 the month prior. Which begged the question, “Can June top…

5 days ago by Jay Cole 30

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Mercedes-Benz Unveils GLC 350 e Plug-In Hybrid SUV

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its all-new SUV – the GLC, which will be available in plug-in hybrid version GLC 350 e 4MATIC. Without a doubt this is another model among the 10 new plug-in hybrids, planned by 2017. “The second generation of the mid-range SUV from Mercedes-Benz goes by the name of…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 6

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May 2015 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

For the past two months, some unexpected players have come out of the blue to post record sales to help EVs post back-to-back gains; first the Fiat 500e in March, then the Chevrolet Spark EV in April. However in May, the traditional big names are back to their normal leadership positions, with the Tesla…

1 month ago by Jay Cole 56

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Daimler CEO Discusses Tesla, BYD, Electric Cars

Because it’s always interesting to hear a CEO discuss another automaker, we present a portion of a Car & Driver interview with Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche. Zetsche is asked to discuss electric cars and Tesla Motors.  Here’s that part of the interview. Q: And electric vehicles? Buyers seem unconvinced. A:…

2 months ago by Eric Loveday 58