Mercedes-Benz might be a little early with its April Fools' Day joke, but the Mercedes-AMG Sprinter63 S is still a ridiculously cool idea. With 503 horsepower from a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, it should drastically cut the wait time for deliveries.
Boldly Going Where No FedEx Driver Has Gone Before
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter gets added capability for the 2015 model year with the addition of a four-wheel-drive system. We put the big van through its paces on and off road in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
Several startups in San Francisco are trying to bring a luxury experience to mass transit with fleets of highly upgraded buses that offer things like waiters onboard to deliver snacks. Could these companies be bad for the city, though?
Volkswagen is giving the first glimpse at the look of the next-gen T6 Transporter ahead of the van's debut on April 15. From this sketch, the front appears to be a little more curved than the current version.
Uber is working with BYD to lease the automaker's E6 five-door hatchback EV to the ridesharing drivers in Chicago, as part of the pilot program. The test already includes about 25 drivers and could grow to around 200.
The Chevy Colorado is getting a box delete option that will allow upfitters prepare the trucks for very specific work duties. Chevy claims this is the only midsize pickup in the segment to offer such a package.
While we were focused on all the exotic metal displayed in Geneva, back in America the truck industry was getting to work at the NTEA show in Indianapolis. That's where Ford unveiled its new F-650 and F-750 medium duty trucks, including this life-size, childhood-dream Tonka dump truck.
Tesla Recruits At UNLV; Tesla Driver Charges From Power Line
Tesla looks for Nevada employees at UNLV. A Tesla driver tapped into a power line for a charge. BYD breaks into the Japanese Market with electric buses. The Formula E Berlin ePrix will be 17 turns in 1.5 miles at the Tempelhof Airport.
Metrocab gives free rides in new EV taxi to make promotional film. Samsung SDI will take over Magna Steyr battery business. British Columbia renews Clean Energy Vehicles incentives, and dealers are pleased.
The United States Postal Service has sent a request for information to automakers, seeking bids on a next-generation postal delivery vehicle. It needs 180,000 new trucks built with safety and package delivery in mind to replace the archaic Grumman LLV that's become a huge drain on service resources.