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Earlier this year, rumors of an all-electric luxury car from Mercedes-Benz hit our radar and now Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has reportedly confirmed that his company is trying to release a high-class EV in 2010. This isn't the Smart EV, although that's still on the drawing board, but a separate Benz electric. The news comes from Thompson Financial (via Automotive News - subs req'd), which got a sneak peek at tomorrow's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung interview with Zetsche. Zetsche didn't reveal

Not too long ago, Mercedes announced that the Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHybrid, pictured, would be the (likely) first production hybrid that uses lithium-ion batteries. The li-ion steak may be juicier that we expected, if this post over at Benz Insider is on target. BI is saying that a source within MB's Stuttgart Research Center has revealed that Daimler AG is developing a mid- or large-size electric-powered luxury vehicle. While a plug will certainly charge the battery packs, a "small dynamo like