Mercedes announces 2009 release for first-in-world production Li-ion hybrid

General Motors – with its expected 2010 release of the Chevrolet Volt – can no longer claim the first use of lithium-ion batteries for a mass production car. At last week’s Geneva Auto Show, Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz announced that its S400 BlueHYBRID – a lithium-ion-battery-driven, mild-hybrid varian...

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