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Four Mercedes-Benz EVs Targeted Going to 2020

Daimler has set its sights on introducing at least four Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle models going to 2020. According to UK’s Autocar, Daimler board member and head of its Research and Development Thomas Weber made the announcement after the German government revealed that it will begin offering sales subsidies on all EVs costing under £47,300. Based on an insider information, the plan includes two electric saloons and two SUV models. The electric cars and SUVs will basically follow the design of their petrol-fed and diesel-powered base models. However, the EVs will reflect a minor unique element in their designs in order for them to be easily recognizable as zero-emission autos. The fruition of the program… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Now Selling Home Batteries the Size of a Suitcase

Mercedes-Benz is not only competing against Tesla when it comes to electric and hybrid cars. The three-pointed star brand is also going head-to-head with the American company in offering battery solutions to households. According to TechInsider, Mercedes is already selling its own rechargeable at-home battery. However, it is only available in Germany as of the moment, and its pricing hasn’t been revealed. There is no word yet about the availability of the battery in the U.S. and other countries, but the company ensured the source that they aim to expand the program abroad. The product is made by Mercedes’ subsidiary, Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE. It is being distributed and installed by German utility and… Continue Reading »

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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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Is Apple Going Head-to-Head With Mercedes in the Car Market?

Should Mercedes-Benz be worried of the next Apple car? Dr.Dieter Zetsche said he only worries about an Apple Car as much as Apple should be concerned about Mercedes making its own smartphone. However, while Mercedes is definitely leading in the car market when it comes to giving a luxury vehicle a balanced architecture, performance, and safety features, many of the technologies offered by Apple are now becoming a staple in homes. There are many indications now that the communication giant is gearing to encroach the market occupied by carmakers like Mercedes. Apple is Monopolizing Our Lives We’ve all misplaced our iPhone once or twice. What happens? Most likely, you can’t contact anyone to help because… 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 Gets Ready to Compete Against Tesla in Battery Business

Mercedes-Benz is gearing to enter another portion of the market. According to Australia’s Motoring, the three-pointed star marque is looking to bring its electric vehicle battery technology to households and businesses. If this comes into fruition, it would pit the company directly against Tesla’s own plans. Around last month, Tesla announced that it will be offering its Model S battery technology to households and businesses. This will let home and business owners store excess electricity from the grid to be used again for powering up various appliances or equipment. However, while all the attention about this subject has been focused on Tesla, Mercedes-Benz has already made its own lithium-ion battery that provides the same… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Boss is Not Worried About the Apple Car

Over the past few weeks, rumors about Apple’s new car has been going around the Internet. The very ambitious project, currently branded as the “Apple Car” by reports, is apparently being developed by the Cupertino-based company to compete in the electric cars segment of the market where Daimler’s Smart cars belong. However, when Daimler Boss Dr. Dieter Zetsche was asked about what he thought about the Apple Car, he cooly indicated that he is not worried over the matter. That would be similar to Apple’s reaction if Daimler were to suddenly make its own smartphone. Here’s the exact statement of Dr. Zetsche in his interview with Forbes: If there were… Continue Reading »

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