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Mercedes's 2013 sales growth beats gains at Audi

Jan. 10, 2014 11:48 CET
Mercedes cut into the sales lead of rival Audi last year as its growing compact-car range won new buyers to the brand....
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Daimler electrics get fake 'vroom' to thwart silent threat

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 31, 2013
The development of artificially produced noise for electric cars has become more critical to carmakers as regulators look to require warning noises as soon as next year, while the rollout of more and more models forces manufacturers to seek ways to stand out. Synthetic motor noise could save lives and at the same time protect investments in electric cars....
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Daimler electrics get fake 'vroom' to thwart silent threat

Dec. 31, 2013 06:01 CET
The development of artificially produced noise for electric cars has become more critical to carmakers as regulators look to require warning noises as soon as next year, while the rollout of more and more models forces manufacturers to seek ways to stand out. Synthetic motor noise could save lives and at the same time protect investments in electric cars....
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Fiat takes aim at Daimler to win car-sharing customers in Italy

Dec. 17, 2013 06:01 CET
Fiat will support the Enjoy car-sharing service with a fleet of its top-selling four-seat 500 minicar, which will be offered to users at a lower price than the two-seat Smart ForTwos from Daimler's Car2Go program....
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Mercedes sales rise 11% in November on robust China, U.S. demand

Dec. 5, 2013 11:48 CET
Mercedes brand's global sales grew 11 percent last month to a record 133,441 cars, thanks to demand for its refreshed E class, new compact models and strong sales in China and the U. S....
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Mercedes sales rise 15% in October

Nov. 6, 2013 13:30 CET
Daimler said October sales for its Mercedes brand rose 15 percent because of strong demand for the new E class....
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Smart will unveil new ForTwo, ForFour models next year

Nov. 6, 2013 11:03 CET
Daimler's Smart brand is seeking to revive its fortunes with the release of two refreshed models, the ForTwo and ForFour, next year....
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Daimler wants to expand cooperation with Tesla

Oct. 31, 2013 17:24 CET
Daimler would like to expand its cooperation with Tesla Motors, Bodo Uebber, the automaker's chief financial officer said. Tesla currently supplies electric motors and batteries to Daimler....
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Daimler wants to expand cooperation with Tesla

11:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2013
Daimler would like to expand its cooperation with Tesla Motors, a top Daimler executive said today. Tesla is supplying electric motors and batteries to Daimler for its Smart Fortwo EV and the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class EV that goes on sale next year in the United States and Europe....
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Mercedes tech boss expects B-class EV to top BMW i3, others

Oct. 11, 2013 06:15 CET
Daimler r&d chief Thomas Weber believes that the Mercedes B-class Electric Drive will outpace the BMW i3 and other competitors in the fast-growing EV segment....
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Ghosn says Renault, Nissan could use new premium-car platform

Sept. 19, 2013 06:01 CET
A new compact car platform under discussion between Daimler and Renault-Nissan could be used for non-premium cars sold by Renault and Nissan....
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FourJoy reveals stats of Smart ForFour

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
The FourJoy concept Smart will unveil at the Frankfurt auto show this week is a preview -- minus the doors and roof -- of the second-generation ForFour, a four-seater bound for the United States in 2015....
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Smart previews new four-seat model with FourJoy concept

4:19 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2013
Smart says its FourJoy concept previews its new four-seat model that will go on sale in 2014....
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2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Smart previews new four-seat model with FourJoy concept

Sept. 6, 2013 10:19 CET
Smart says its FourJoy concept previews its new four-seat model that will go on sale in 2014....
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The long and short of it: Hummer, Smart top list of embarrassments

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013
The tiny Smart ForTwo was the winner -- meaning loser -- in a recent highly unscientific CarInsurance.com poll that asked 1,500 respondents to pick from a list of 12 possibilities the car that would be "embarrassing to be seen in."...
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Daimler plans to expand Smart brand in China

Aug. 11, 2013 18:34 CET
Daimler's Smart brand plans to introduce more models and expand its sales network in China. The carmaker aims to launch an electric version of its Smart ForTwo and also add a new four-seat model that is being developed with Renault....
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Next-gen Smart ForTwo is still 2 years away

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Until the redesigned ForTwo arrives, Smart doesn't expect U.S. sales to grow much....
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