STUTTGART — When Daimler-Benz AG and Chrysler Corp. merged their research departments, it was inevitable some things would go by the wayside. Chrysler lost the 1.9L diesel engine it was developing to a Mercedes 2.2L diesel already in production. Stuttgart stopped development of the zebra battery to power electric vehicles because Auburn Hills was well ahead with its research on EVs. The two companies, which had different ideas on research, have now joined together with the goal of ...

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