Daimler Cityflame Smart Fortwo Edition Unveiled

January 16, 2013 / No Comments

Daimler, the German automaker, has introduced a newly designed Smart Fortwo at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The new smart package is named 'Cityflame' and features eye catchy yellow and black accents on the interior and exterior. The vehicle comes with pearlescent flame yellow body panels and black safety panels and roof. The wheels of the ‘Cityflame’ are black-painted and fitted ...

Daimler Smart to Roll Out e-Scooter in 2014

May 15, 2012 / No Comments

Close on the heels of announcing the launch of e-bike,  Daimler's Smart division has announced that an e-scooter from its stables will go on sale in 2014. Looks like the company has more plans in store for the electric vehicle category. The e-scooter was unveiled along with the e-bike at the Paris Motor Show in September 2010. According to the company, ...

Daimler to Make Inductive Charging a Viable Source of Power

December 6, 2011 / No Comments

As trendsetters, Mercedes wants to implement a new style of charging for all their EVs. Thinking of how to reform the wires, they have come up with the idea of wirelessly charging the automobile.   Daimler and Conductix-Wampfler are teaming up on inductive charging tests with a Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell Plus. The general idea is that a car can automatically charge up ...

Daimler-BYD Concept Car to be Shown at Auto China 2012

November 23, 2011 / No Comments

Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co. Ltd. (BDNT), a joint venture between Daimler and BYD, has announced their plans to introduce a concept car at the Auto China 2012. BDNT plans to launch the production model by 2013.  The first prototypes are already said to be under construction. Though much information is not available about this model, it is sure that ...

Car2Go Carsharing Program Heads for San Diego

July 14, 2011 / No Comments

Daimler plans to include an EV in their Car2go line up. The blueprint is to use the 300 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive vehicles to expand Daimler’s current Car2go program. Car2go is a simple car sharing program initiated by Daimler which had come useful to many city commuters. Though not a very new initiative, the program starring the Fortwos already exists in ...

Renault-Nissan in Talks with Daimler for EV Batteries

May 24, 2011 / No Comments

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler are reported to have been holding discussions in a view to extend the scope of their existing partnership. Daimler is keen on chalking out a deal that would help Renault-Nissan to enter into the German automaker's Li-Tec battery joint venture with Evonik. One cannot simply rule out the rumor that the automakers are in talks ...

Daimler & Toyota Negotiating New Deal on Hybrid Tech

September 23, 2010 / No Comments

Daimler and Toyota are engaged in negotiating a new deal, so that Daimler may earn the license of Toyota’s Hybrid technology. So far, Daimler has been developing its own hybrid drivetrain technology. Mercedes S400 Hybrid is one such vehicle developed by Daimler. It was the first mass produced hybrid vehicle which possessed a lithium ion battery pack.

Daimler F-Cell Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

November 28, 2008 / 1 Comment

Daimler's F-Cell Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle was parked at the 2008 SF Auto Show this week when I attended. Other than Toyota's Fuel Cell car, well half of it, this was as close as I had come to the car of the future. Meaning the hydrogen fuel cell car will always be in the future. Based on an extended version of ...