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Old 08-11-2008, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Stuttgart, Germany (AHN) - Mercedes Benz manufacturer Daimler will go ahead with earlier plans to produce 10,000 electric-powered vehicles by 2012, according to Thomas Weber, director for research and development at Daimler.

To push through with the environment-friendly venture, Daimler is heavily supporting its research on fuel cells, which would lead to the use of lithium ion batteries on Smart micro cars, Smart two-seaters and Mercedes A series.

Mercedes Benz Maker Plans 10,000 Electric-Powered Cars By 2012 | AHN | August 12, 2008 (http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7011905474 - broken link)
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:14 PM
 
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Still a crappy car compared to the Chevy Volt that is scheduled to be release in 2010... probably cheaper too.... I think I will pass but at least they are moving in the right direction but then so is pretty much all the other car manufacturers...
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:22 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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The Volt is nice but the price tag isn't. I heard they were releasing the Volt much sooner than they originally thought.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:10 PM
 
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Maybe. I've heard everywhere from 2010 as a 2011 to 2012 as a 2013. Price estimates from 30K and up.

I buy one in a minute if it was affordable and came out soon enough. My Maxima is starting to get expensive to maintain.
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