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Mercedes Blue-Zero E-Cell

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  1. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

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    Mercedes Blue-Zero E-Cell:
    Three versions:
    E-Cell powered by li-ion battery only, 200 km (124 mi) range

    E-Cell Plus adds Smart ForTwo's turbocharged three-cylinder engine with 100 km (62 mi) range battery, 600km (373 mi) total range

    F-Cell uses 90 kW fuel cell and goes 400 km (248 mi), 2x as far as E-Cell.

    All expected to go 0-100 kmh (62mph) under 11 seconds.


    Mercedes Blue-Zero E-Cell, two more Benz electric drive concepts coming to Detroit - AutoblogGreen

    Could this be the rumored third car Tesla is working on with a third party? (Though it seems a little bit soon to be the third car, given the second car isn't even unveiled yet.)
     
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    #2 dpeilow, Dec 11, 2008
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    Interesting - perhaps this is Tesla's secret Detroit plan.

    Bluestar/Blue-zero..? Surely not.

    Well, there are some definite von Holzhausen touches to the lights, grill and mirrors.


    Is it based on the B-class?


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    I wouldn't call it Tesla's third car, though they very well may be supplying the drivetrain for it. With the slow down on Model S development, Tesla has said they plan to reach profitability by focusing on two core businesses. Those were delivering the Roadster and their drivetrain business. We basically never hear any details about this drivetrain business, but it's reasonable to speculate that it might be involved here...
     
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    Yeah the TEG that got so many fired. (Theoretically)
     
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    Hey watch your acronyms there!
    ...Tesla Energy Group, right?...
     
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    Unless you have powers we are unaware of. :smile:
     
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    Never underestimate the power of TEG...
     
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    Mercedes BlueZero first pictures | Auto Express News | News | Auto Express

    And I doubt it will be the fuel cell one...


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    EcoGeek - Clean Technology

    I'm pretty sure they said the same on the release of the original A-class in the mid 90s...
     
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    #11 just-an-allusion, Dec 20, 2008
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    Mercedes' EV technique

    Mercedes appears to have taken a completely different tact from that of other EV manufacturers, choosing instead to prefer diversity over that of spec tech, or are they merely taking up a potentially emerging trend in automotive manufacturing/taking the next step?!:

    http://www.hybridcars.com/types-systems/mercedes-electric-cars-swiss-army-25359.html
     
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    Concept Cars: The new electric Mercedes B-Class - Nachrichten English-News - WELT ONLINE

     
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    Random, semi-related pic:
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    If you think that's ugly, you should see the stick they beat it with.:smile:
     
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    I like the electric drivetrain option. And the compact size.
    But I have never been a big fan of Mercedes styling.
     
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    That is very soon for an announcement this late. I hope they pull it off.
     
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    All the EVs at the show.

    Be still my beating heart. . . .
     
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