INDIANAPOLIS – Putting a Mercedes-badged hybrid-electric vehicle on the market is not a priority as the auto maker focuses its efforts on diesel-powered vehicles for North America, a top executive says. There are no plans to introduce a Mercedes HEV with the two-mode system within a year of Chrysler Group and General Motors Corp. debuting the technology on their SUVs, Paul Halata, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. Inc., tells Ward’s at a press event here in conjunction with ...

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