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Mercedes-Benz: Electric vehicle plans confirmed, partnering with Bosch

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed their plans for electric vehicles by announcing a partnership with Bosch.

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12 April 2011 | JDavis
Daimler has today confirmed its plans to form a partnership with Robert Bosch GmbH to develop electric motors for a new generation of electric vehicles. If all goes well, production of the electric motors will begin production in early 2012. The motors will initially be used in Mercedes-Benz and smart electric cars starting in the later part of 2012.

Production of EV at BMW is not slated to begin until 2013, putting Mercedes far in front of the competition.

Specific vehicle details have yet to be released, but we expect the first vehicles to receive the electric motors will be the SLS AMG E-Cell and the A-Class E-Cell.