Environment

  • Stuttgart, Sep 10, 2009 - As last year, two of the internationally coveted “ÖkoGlobe” (EcoGlobe) environmental awards went to Daimler AG in 2009. Once again the jury thereby honoured the world’s oldest automobile manufacturer for its pioneering, innovative and environmentally friendly concepts and developments in the mobility sector. The award-winners were presented with prizes initiated by the artist HA Schult. Daimler AG received the environmental award together with Evonik Industries AG for their cooperation covering research, development and production of lithium-ion batteries in Germany.
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 21, 2009 - As the inventor of the automobile, Mercedes-Benz also accepts responsibility for its future. The Stuttgart premium car maker is underscoring this conviction with its “Road to emission-free Mobility”, which is intentionally structured to pursue a number of avenues. The three core aspects of development work are the optimisation of vehicles with state-of-the-art internal combustion engines, further efficiency improvements with tailor-made hybridisation and local emission-free driving with fuel cell and battery-powered vehicles.
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  • Stuttgart/Copenhagen, Apr 8, 2009 - Daimler AG has been selected to support the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) with a fleet of highly efficient and environment-friendly passenger cars, vans and buses. To meet the transportation requirements of the participants at the conference - due to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 7th to 18th December 2009 - the company is providing a total of 43 vehicles featuring the widest variety of drive systems, from internal combustion engines and hybrid drives, right through to fuel cells.
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  • Stuttgart, Mar 12, 2008 - Oil change intervals can be extended by around 25 percent by means of a special sensor. Researchers from Daimler AG have developed a practical system that allows them to monitor oil quality directly on board a vehicle. This helps reduce operating costs, especially in commercial vehicles.
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  • Stuttgart, Jan 9, 2008 - Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), Bayer CropScience AG and Daimler AG plan to jointly explore the potential for a biodiesel industry based on Jatropha (Jatropha curcas L.). A respective Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the companies. Jatropha, a tropical plant from the Euphorbia family, is seen by the three cooperating partners as a promising alternative energy feedstock for the production of biodiesel.
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  • Stuttgart/Frankfurt, Sep 11, 2007 - The Mercedes-Benz presence at the 62nd IAA in Frankfurt includes an entire fleet of particularly economical and clean cars with intelligent combined drive technologies. The line-up of no less than 19 newcomers - featuring eight BLUETEC models, seven hybrids from five model series, the same number of record holders for low CO2 emissions and the innovative F 700 research vehicle - represents the Mercedes road to the future. "Every one of these 19 models demonstrates that the inventors of the automobile will continue to offer trend-setting solutions in the future, too. We intend to use these technologies, which we have grouped together under the heading 'TrueBlueSolutions', to take us into a zero-emission future", commented Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG.
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 6, 2007 - "Sustainable mobility means more than simply complying with environmental standards and legislation" emphasized Dr. Thomas Weber, Board Member of DaimlerChrysler AG responsible for Group Research and Mercedes Car Group Development. "Unless we want to satisfy our present-day needs at the expense of future generations, we need to act not only with environmental, but also with economic and social responsibility."
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  • Stuttgart, Jan 10, 2007 - The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the first car in this market segment to have an Environmental Certificate. The certification body of TÜV Süd Management Service GmbH has confirmed the saloon’s environmentally focused development, which results in further advances over the entire vehicle lifecycle in important areas such as fuel consumption, exhaust emissions and selection of materials. Mercedes-Benz is the only automotive brand worldwide to possess this hard-to-obtain certificate.
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