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Daimler exec promises 100,000 annual EV sales by 2020

'We will electrify all Mercedes-Benz passenger car model series.'

Dr. Thomas Weber talks about plans for electrifying Mercedes-Benz cars, the future of fuel cells, and why all powertrains are important.

Mercedes planning four new EV models, including two SUVs

Projected minimum range is 250 miles.

Outgoing R&D head Thomas Weber hints at four new Mercedes-Benz EVs that should arrive by 2020, just after Germany announces some nice electric incentives.

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Daimler retains Dieter Zetsche as CEO through 2019

Thomas Weber steps down as R&D chief to be replaced by Ola Källenius

BMW, Volkswagen, and Porsche may have changed their senior leadership, but not Mercedes: Daimler has renewed Dieter Zetsche's contract for another couple of years, but is switching out its head of R&D.

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Mercedes' Tesla fighter will have 311-mile range

Mercedes has some lofty EV goals, with R&D boss Thomas Weber saying a 311-mile all-electric concept is coming soon.

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AMG could have a hybrid model on sale by 2020

Mercedes R&D Boss Thomas Weber tells Autocar that AMG might need to have a hybrid offering on the market by 2020 due to EU CO2 emissions regulations.

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Mercedes exec says B-Class Electric will stack up well to BMW i3, all other EVs

We're not sure how to translate "throwdown" in German, but Daimler executive Thomas Weber appears to have the concept down pat. Weber, who heads research and development at Daimler's Mercedes-Benz unit, tells Automotive News Europe that the B-Class Electric Drive will compare favorably to the Danny King

Report: Daimler dealers will be prepared to sell and service EVs in two years

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

BMW and Daimler ask for common EV standards

Have you ever traveled around with a plug adapter for different wall sockets? The need for a car version of these adapters, albeit in a much larger scale, is what BMW's Klaus Draeger and Daimler's Thomas Weber discussed at the 2008 World Automotive Congress of FISITA, the international association of automotive engineers. Both said that the EV technology, vital if we want to curb CO2 emissions, could be so expensive that single automakers might

Minimizing Mass - DaimlerChrysler hopes to curb weight gain

Over past two decades motor vehicles have gotten hundreds of new features and amenities and made big advances in safety in performance. Unfortunately all those cool stability controls, big brakes, air bags, rear seat entertainment systems, heated seats and on and on and on, have one thing in common: weight. Every one of those cool features adds ma