Remember cars used to be sold and experienced in showrooms, usually not exactly in the city centre? Think again: Mercedes-Benz has just opened the first Mercedes me Store directly on the Hamburger Binnenalster. The city store at Ballindamm offers an interactive brand and product experience on an area of 550 square meters.
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Ford has launched its biggest ever minibus, seating 17 passengers plus the driver, Europe-wide. The new minibus comes in a three-vehicle line-up (including 12- and 15-seater models) with fuel-efficiency improved up to 6 per cent compared to previous models.
The dream of every cab-driver: the self cleaning cab is getting nearer.
After making slow progress in the Rotterdam (2 E6 e-taxis) and London markets (20 E6 private hire e-vehicles) the Mayor of Hangzhou (Eastern China), the home of games company Alibaba, just signed an order for 3,000 new energy vehicles – an absolute record.
Volvo Car Group’s groundbreaking project ‘Drive Me’ – featuring 100 self-driving Volvos on public roads in everyday driving conditions – is moving forward rapidly.
What began in 1998, with a minority shareholding in a niche manufacturer, has developed into a real success story thanks to systematic further development: today Mercedes-Benz Minibus GmbH is the leading minibus manufacturer in western Europe.
Nissan has started the production of its second all-electric vehicle (next to the Nissan LEAF) – the e-NV200 – which will be available as both a passenger vehicle, light commercial van and taxi.
The 800 cabs of Hansa Funk, the leading Hamburg taxi company, will soon be fitted with the first European cross-channel payment system Yapital, a 100% daughter of the Otto Group, based in Luxembourg.