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  • Stuttgart/Kamenz, Jun 2, 2016 - Daimler AG is continuing to expand its network of expertise in the field of lithium-ion battery applications. Within this innovative line of business, the newly established Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH is assuming the development and global sale of Mercedes-Benz brand stationary energy storage with immediate effect. Thus, Daimler is focusing even more on the growing market for stationary batteries.
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  • Stuttgart/Kamenz, Apr 22, 2016 - Daimler AG and its subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE are taking the next step forward in the stationary energy storage business. After embarking on the development and production of stationary storage systems last year and launching a number of large-scale industrial projects in the field of primary balancing power, home storage unit deliveries are now starting. The units are sold through a nationwide network of sales partners and partner companies in Germany.
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  • Hanover/Stuttgart, Feb 1, 2016 - Cooperation partners Daimler AG with its wholly owned subsidiary ACCUMOTIVE and enercity (Stadtwerke Hannover AG) will start work on the construction of a new battery storage facility this year. What makes it particularly special is the fact that this is a spare parts storage facility for electromotive battery systems. Around 3000 of the battery modules, determined for the current smart electric drive vehicle fleet, are being pooled to create a stationary storage facility at the enercity site in Herrenhausen.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 27, 2015 - Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL customers ventured beyond Southern California last week for the very first time, while only filling up at existing public hydrogen stations along the route from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The opening of a new hydrogen station in Coalinga along the I-5 corridor made this opportunity possible. A team driving five B-Class F-CELL refilled at four permanent hydrogen fueling stations located in Burbank, Coalinga, West Sacramento and Emeryville, accumulating nearly 1,000 miles over the course of their three day trip.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 20, 2015 - In order to comply with the legal provisions going into effect in 2017, Mercedes-Benz will equip its vehicles with air conditioning systems that meet all the relevant performance and safety requirements. The Stuttgart-based automobile manufacturer will exceed the EU's climate protection requirements. From 2017, it will offer in Europe the S- and E-Class as the first production passenger cars equipped with CO2 air conditioning systems. These completely newly developed systems are based on the DIN specifications defined by the automotive standards committee of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA).
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  • Stuttgart/Partenen, Jul 1, 2015 - Daimler AG already has the world's most varied fleet of electric and hybrid vehicles. In parallel with the Mercedes-Benz plug-In hybrid initiative which envisages a total of ten models by 2017, plus the launch of further, all-electric vehicles, the company is investing massively in the further development of its battery expertise: A clear statement underpinning the company's comprehensive approach to sustainability.
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  • Stuttgart, Mar 17, 2015 - The high level of environmental compatibility of the Mercedes Benz C 350 e has now also been confirmed by the impartial auditors of TÜV Süd, a branch of the German Technical Inspection Agency: the new plug-in hybrid satisfies all criteria of an environmentally responsible product development pursuant to ISO standard TR 14062. The distinction is based on a comprehensive life-cycle assessment of the model, documenting every detail of relevance for the environment.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 6, 2013 - With three development priorities focusing on "Intelligent Drive", "Efficient Technology" and "Essence of Luxury", the new S-Class is broadening technical horizons at many levels. The S-Class sets new standards in terms of efficiency too. Its high environmental compatibility has now been confirmed by the neutral inspectors from the TÜV Süd technical inspection authority, who have awarded the Mercedes-Benz Saloon the Environmental Certificate in accordance with ISO standard TR 14062. The award is based on a comprehensive life-cycle assessment of the S-Class, documenting every detail of relevance for the environment.
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 21, 2009 - As the inventor of the automobile, Mercedes-Benz also accepts responsibility for its future. The Stuttgart premium car maker is underscoring this conviction with its “Road to emission-free Mobility”, which is intentionally structured to pursue a number of avenues. The three core aspects of development work are the optimisation of vehicles with state-of-the-art internal combustion engines, further efficiency improvements with tailor-made hybridisation and local emission-free driving with fuel cell and battery-powered vehicles.
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 14, 2009 - Exclusive design, the greatest possible comfort and trailblazing innovations – the latest Mercedes-Benz S-Class is once again accepted to be the pacemaker for automotive progress. During the development of the world's most successful luxury saloon, the focus was however not only on further improvements relating to the classic core values. In addition, the engineers and technicians were able to achieve decisive further progress towards optimal environmental compatibility. In this respect, the S 400 HYBRID is particularly impressive alongside the fuel-efficient versions with a V6 or V8 engine. The very latest hybrid technology makes this model the most economical luxury saloon with a petrol engine.
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  • Stuttgart, Feb 13, 2008 - Constantly improving fuel injection, combustion and exhaust gas aftertreatment in engine development: the researchers at Daimler AG are pursuing this objective with sophisticated simulation technology. Their aim is to reduce fuel consumption even further, while at the same time complying with increasingly stringent emission limits for nitrogen oxides and particulates.
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  • Stuttgart, Jan 10, 2007 - The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the first car in this market segment to have an Environmental Certificate. The certification body of TÜV Süd Management Service GmbH has confirmed the saloon’s environmentally focused development, which results in further advances over the entire vehicle lifecycle in important areas such as fuel consumption, exhaust emissions and selection of materials. Mercedes-Benz is the only automotive brand worldwide to possess this hard-to-obtain certificate.
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