Automaker Mercedes-Benz, supplier Tenneco Inc. and car-sharing firm Zipcar Inc. have been elected the 2011 winners of the second annual Automotive News Europe/Automotive Intelligence Center L.E.A.D.E.R. awards.
L.E.A.D.E.R. stands for Leaders in European Automotive Development, Excellence and Research. The awards recognize one top achievement each for innovation in product development and environmental technology, supplier technology and retailing.