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Old 01-18-2009, 11:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Been to the Auto Show, Pics of Mercedes Concept and Tesla Display

Yep, I went to the North American Auto Show yesterday. Took some pics of the new Mercedes electric vehicle and pictures of the Tesla display which was a surprise to see.

The Mercedes concept was really the only electric vehicle that I thought was worthy of pictures. Honestly, the Volt doesn't look very aerodynamic at all, not to mention I couldn't get close enough for pictures. And all the others were wayyy to futuristic that the designs would definitely have been changed a lot before they ever even got close to production.


Wheel Skirts!!! AWESOME!


Smooth wheels!!! AWESOME!


Headlights looked awesome!


And a full view from the side.


















And the only literature they had:



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Old 01-19-2009, 01:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sean -

Thanks for the pix. The clear wheel skirts looks like a "concept design" trend inside Mercedes. I remember a Mercedes concept-sedan with the same clear rear wheel skirts (or was it BMW? I can't find the thread).

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I thought Tesla was going broke.

The Benz may be cute, but what is the range and recharge time of its batteries?
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Idk, Saturday was pictures day. Sunday the 25th will be gather-up-all-the-literature-I-can-fit-in-my-backpack day
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Hello Sean,

Is there a name for the Mercedes electric car? Is it electric only, or some sort of hybrid?
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EDIT:

It's the Mercedes Blue Zero

The concept I took pictures of was a Blue Zero e-cell, which is apparently pure electric, but is also available as a hybrid and as hydrogen powered.

http://www.autobloggreen.com/2008/12...ng-to-detroit/
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What? Didnt they just start?!
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What? Didnt they just start?!
I know, confusing isn't it?

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