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Mercedes-Benz Plans Four New Electric Models

With Tesla Motors’ major success in the production of electric sedans, many other automakers are following its footsteps now. Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are certainly not backing out from the challenge posted by the American electric car maker. According to the British publication CAR, Mercedes-Benz is preparing four products that it will pit head-to-head against the Tesla sedans. The earliest arrival of the three-pointed star brand’s Tesla fighter will be in 2018. The said autos of Mercedes will be carrying a dedicated platform for electric vehicles. Based on the source, it will be called EVA, which means Electric Vehicle Architecture. The platform will be used in creating four electric models consisting of… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Confirms The 2017 Launch Of The GLC F-Cell

A hydrogen fuel cell variant of the GLC crossover is set to be unveiled by Mercedes-Benz by 2017, as shown on a report from autoevolution.com. The upcoming eco-friendly version of the GLC Class will be called the GLC F-Cell. Its expected range will be around 300 miles, or around 500 kilometers, and will feature the latest fuel cell technology in the market. This was revealed by the R&D department head of Mercedes-Benz, Thomas Weber. The fuel cell variant of the GLC will also feature advanced modular components. It was necessary to develop a detailed technical solution to guarantee the components of fuel cell vehicles and pure electric vehicles are compatible… Continue Reading »

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New Electric Vehicle Platform Being Developed By Mercedes-Benz

It appears Mercedes-Benz is working on a new platform for an electric vehicle that will be used on four upcoming models, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. The platform will reportedly be dubbed as EVA and will be similar to the MRA architecture, which is currently being used on a number of models including the C-Class and the S-Class. However, everything for the moment are simply reports since the luxury vehicle manufacturer has not released any official statement on a new platform for electric vehicles. The new platform is supposed designed to allow it to accommodate large-sized battery packs that will have a total weight of around 882 pounds…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive Caught On Camera

A limited number of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive was produced and seeing one in the flesh rarely happens. However, one was spotted recently as shown on by a report from autoevolution.com. The rare sighting was caught by Timo Nitsch, who immediately snapped a number of photos of the luxury vehicle. The photos were then sent to Gumbal. However, no information came with the images, which means it is not easy to know when the images were taken. But, the SLS AMG Electric Drive caught on camera came with Dutch license plates. Basing on the background and the name of the person who took the pictures, it was likely… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz is Going for an Electric Crossover

Prof. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, hinted that their company is planning to make a fully-electric crossover SUV. In his interview with Car and Driver, he revealed that they are they are en route to making a fully electric car with range along the 250 and 300-mile mark. The details he disclosed were limited, but he dropped a clue about an electric crossover when he told the source that what they were recently working on something that is not a competitor of their existing lineup of electric vehicles. Weber went on to say that it will not be a Smart, B-Class Electric… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class is Divorcing Tesla Batteries

Mercedes-Benz and Tesla may be hitting Splitsville soon. According to Auto Motor und Sport, Mercedes will be using its own batteries in the next line of B-Class Electric units. New Mercedes-Benz Battery Will Have Increased Range The source said the new battery pack will provide the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric a significant improvement in terms of range. Currently, the Tesla power unit provides the car up to 115 miles of range after a full charge. But with the Mercedes batteries it promises to offer more than 300 miles. The New B-Class Might Present a Strong Competition for Tesla Gas2 reminds everyone though that the stated range is not clear whether it is… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz and Qualcomm Announce a New Technology Partnership

Mercedes-Benz and Qualcomm are currently enjoying a fruitful partnership in Formula One. The tech firm is serving as the developer of Mercedes-AMG Petronas’ advanced communications array. Recently, Daimler AG announced that it has entered into another technology partnership with the telecom firm. According to Evo, the new deal centers on the development of wireless charging units for Mercedes electric vehicles. It should be noted that the two companies are no longer new to the idea of developing wireless chargers for EVs. Qualcomm has been on the project for several years already while Daimler has entered a joint-venture with BMW last year to come with standardized wireless EV chargers. So far, we have no word yet… Continue Reading »

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