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28Mercedes puts electric van program into 'hibernation'

Mercedes-Benz had said its all-electric Vito E-Cell cargo van had sufficient juice to keep the model as a viable transportation option, but the same apparently can't be said for Germans' appetite for the vehicle.

10Mercedes A-Class going electric with Tesla's help; for real this time?

Reports of Mercedes-Benz and Tesla building an electric A-Class together are nothing new. In fact, a fleet of 500 A-Class-based E-Cells was built for Europe. Most recently, a Tesla earnings report revealed that Tesla was still working on an all-electric powertrain for an unnamed EV for Daimler, the evolution of a deal that began when Daimler invested in the Silicon Valley automaker in 2009. The two automakers also worked together on the Smart ED.

30The future of AMG includes electrification, begins with all-electric SLS E-Cell

With alternative powertrains staking a larger claim in the mainstream, it's simply a matter of time before automakers begin adapting the technology for performance applications. The in-house tuning division of Mercedes-Benz won't be left behind, and we'll see the first all-electric AMG product by the end of next year.

9The future of AMG includes electrification, starts with all-electric SLS E-Cell

With alternative powertrains staking a larger claim in the mainstream, it's simply a matter of time before automakers begin adapting the technology for performance applications. The in-house tuning division of Mercedes-Benz won't be left behind, and we'll see the first all-electric AMG product by the end of next year.

11Mercedes exec confirms even harder-core SLS AMG Black Series

If the standard Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is too subdued for you, AMG reportedly has a fix in the works. Mercedes execs recently confirmed to Motor Trend that a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series will soon be a reality. We like this. We like this a lot.

7Mercedes-Benz shows off SLS AMG E-Cell's carbon fiber spine

We'd thought we were aware of all the details that make up the extraordinary SLS AMG E-Cell, but when Mercedes-Benz revealed the E-Cell's unique aluminum body shell hanging from the ceiling at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, a bit of never-before-seen black stood out.

AddEuropean Automakers Reluctantly Embrace Electric Cars

European automakers are warming up to the idea that the future involves a lot of battery-powered cars, whether they like it or not.

2Europcar to offer Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell electric van rentals

Mercedes-Benz and Europcar, a Paris-based automotive rental company owned by French investment firm Eurazeo, have teamed up to offer commercial electric van rentals to customers on a trial basis in Hamburg, Germany and Paris by the end of 2011. The deal calls for M-B to supply Europcar with a "double-digit number" of Vito E-Cell electric vans. M-B says that:

18Detroit 2011: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell is the color of electric hotness

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell – Click above for high-res image gallery

21Detroit 2011: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell is the color of electric hotness

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell – Click above for high-res image gallery

4Daimler Trucks unveils battery-powered Fuso Canter E-Cell

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC), partially owned by Daimler Trucks, is unveiling its Fuso Canter E-Cell, a battery-powered, commercial-duty concept truck at IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover this week. The Canter E-Cell boasts a 75-mile range and Daimler believes that the "zero-emissions" vehicle is ideally suited for work in congested urban areas. With its battery pack positioned within the vehicle's frame, the Canter E-Cell chassis cab can be configured to tackle various d

AddPics Aplenty: Mercedes-Benz BlueZERO E-CELL PLUS

Mercedes-Benz concept BlueZero Plus - Click above for high-res image gallery

AddMercedes opens the floodgates on the Concept BlueZERO trio

Click above for a gallery of the Mercedes-Benz Concept BlueZero E-Cell

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