The program starts in 2018 and debuts at the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart.
19,000 workers were worried that electrification would leave them behind.
See some of the most beautiful and important Mercedes-Benz cars ever built in this 360-degree video.
Porsche's workforce in Zuffenhausen accepted a longer workweek and changes to their future pay so that the factory can build the Mission E.
A student racing team at a German university gets its car to go from 0-62 mph in less than 1.78 seconds.
Daimler is offering German driver's license tests in electric vehicles. Once you pass, you can also get access to local Car2go carsharing program.
The classic stereotype about Germans is that they are very fastidious with a preference for making things efficient, clean and well engineered. Stuttgart, home to Porsche and Mercedes-Benz , has another business in the city could show off a little of the country's perceived national character: Mr. Wash. The world's largest carwash, Mr. Wash is so spectacular that its arching two-story business (pictured above) is highlighted in a new video from The Wall Street Journal.
Take that, everyone else who's tried to gather the most electric vehicles in one place at one time. The 2014 edition of the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE) has set a new world record with 507 EVs in one parking lot in Stuttgart, Germany over the weekend. The tally has been certified by Guinness World Records, so Montreal will have to try harder.
Investors have canvassed courts in Europe and the US to repeatedly sue Porsche over its failed attempt to take over Volkswagen in 2008 (see here, and here and here), and they have repeatedly failed to win any cases. You can add another big loss to the tally, with Bloomberg reporting that the Stuttgart Regional Court has dismissed a 1.4-billion euro ($1.95B US) lawsuit, the decision explained by the court's assertion that the investors would have lost on their short bets even if Porsche hadn't mi
The sequence of events from 2007 that began with Porsche's secret attempt to take over Volkswagen, and instead lead to Porsche being taken over by VW, continues to instigate lawsuits against the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer. A group of hedge funds that suffered over $1 billion in losses sued the car company in New York. Porsche had publicly stated it wasn't trying to buy VW, the hedge funds in question were shorting VW stock, and when Porsche's actual intentions were revealed, the stock sho
When we see an electric Volkswagen Beetle – aka, the Bug – towing the newfangled electric-powered range extender called an ebuggy, we'll be really impressed. In the meantime, we'll have to be satisfied that the Stuttgart-based ebuggy has been feted for its satellite navigation capabilities, according to Hybrid Cars.
Almost every museum has a private warehousing facility, to hold items that don't fit in its public viewing space or perhaps to hold the originals of works that it doesn't want to risk to the hands of the masses. Jaguar, for instance, calls the secret overflow space it uses for its Heritage Center "Sleepy Hollow."
If you're planning a trip to Germany, there's plenty for a car nut to see. Munich plays host to BMW Welt, and Stuttgart has the recently revamped Porsche Museum, but if you can make it to Wolfsburg, you'll to want to spend some time at Autostadt.
The difference between an artist and any other person is not about skill or ability to wield whatever instruments are required to render their work, it's about how an artist perceives things around them. So while most of us may look at, say, the front hood of a Porsche and see a hood, an artist may see it as a canvas.
Porsche Centrum Gelderland's chocolate 911 - Click above for high-res image gallery
It doesn't seem that long ago that Porsche was a two-car company. But since then, the German automaker has come out with the Cayenne and the Panamera, taking it into new territory – for better or worse. Now that it's part of the Volkswagen Group, sources expect Porsche to begin expanding its lineup even more, and British rag Autocar has what they're calling a comprehensive outline for seven new models in the works at Stuttgart that will arrive over the course of the next four years.
Porsche is not a high volume automaker, and it probably never will be. However, Porsche management feels it can do better than its somewhat disappointing 75,200 sales it last year (ending July 2009), but the increase could be larger than most would reasonably expect. Porsche CEO Michael Macht told Reuters he believes Porsche could sell 150,000 vehicles per year, but the new chief executive doesn't expect sales to double on the backs of the German luxury sports car maker's current lineup.