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Electric Car Buyers in Germany Less Focused on Brand

According to a survey published by the Center for Automotive Management at Duisburg-Essen University, German car buyers expect to pay less for electric cars than the costs for automakers and they are less focused on brand names. Christoph Rauwald with Dow Jones Newswires wrote a brief story on the findings. Here’s an excerpt and link […]


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Hybird Car That Pays the Owner Back

The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) studied the fuel costs of 16 hybrids over five years and they compared the costs against their purchase price and financing fees. In a study released in late July, only one of the 16 hybrids cost less to buy and run than its gasoline counterpart. Can you guess which […]


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Mercedes-Benz Promotes Emission-Free Mobility

As the consumer’s awareness of environmental responsibility grows, so does the PR pumped out by the marketing arm of Mercedes-Benz. And, marketers at Mercedes-Benz want to make sure you know about their growing fleet of efficient and environmentally compatible production vehicles, which now includes 58 fuel-efficient BlueEFFICIENCY models. Here’s one of several environment related press […]



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V-Vehicle Fuel Efficient Game Changer?

I’ve barely heard of the new car company, but it appears we all may soon based on the players getting involved. Camille Ricketts published a good piece on the topic: If you haven’t heard of the V-Vehicle Co. before, you’re in good company. The stealthy new car maker just unveiled plans to produce a fuel-efficient […]


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First Lithium-Ion Battery in Mass-Produced Passenger Car

Available in the Mercedes-Benz S 400 BlueHYBRID (Summer 2009) Oil Obit News/Daimler PR/Stuttgart/January 15, 2009: The ADAC (German Automobile Association) has awarded its “Gelber Engel 2009” (Yellow Angel) to Daimler AG and its systems partner Continental in the Innovation & Environment category. The Stuttgart carmaker was selected for the award by Europe’s largest automobile club […]


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Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid Vehicle – BlueHybrid

The following is the MBUSA press release for the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid Mercedes-Benz is launching its first passenger car model equipped with a hybrid drive system in summer 2009 – the S 400 BlueHYBRID. The combination of a modified V6 petrol engine and a compact hybrid module makes the S 400 BlueHYBRID the world’s most […]


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Post Debate T. Boone Pickens Rally

Interested, I visited T. Boone Picken’s website to review the much advertised energy plan. While at the site I signed up for the newsletter updates. And today, around 6:30PM, I rec’d an invitation to participate in what the folks promoting Pickens’ energy plan hope is the largest internet rally for energy independence in history; scheduled […]



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Mercedes-Benz S 400 BlueHYBRID

Mercedes-Benz is launching the S 400 BlueHYBRID, its first passenger car model equipped with a hybrid drive system, in summer 2009. The combination of a modified V6 petrol engine and a compact hybrid module makes the S 400 BlueHYBRID the world’s most economical luxury saloon with a petrol engine. The NEDC combined fuel consumption is […]