MANCHESTER, VT – Daimler AG will invest €14 billion ($20 billion) in lithium-ion-battery, alternate-fuels and turbocharger research and development, among other technologies focused on sustainable mobility, by 2010. Thomas Weber, vice president of R&D and member of the board of management, reveals the plan at a recent media event here during which the auto maker debuts its ’09 Bluetec diesel engine. It is the cleanest diesel ever offered in the U.S. and meets Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions ...

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