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Daimler Boss Says No One Will Make Money on Electric Cars Yet

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is now on sale, which received good reviews from critics. However, if money matters were to be considered, Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche does not seem to be so confident about electric cars as of the moment. According to Bloomberg, the Daimler Boss stated in a speech at an event in Mallorca, Spain on October 27, “You can reasonably say that nobody today is making a battery-powered vehicle that’s economically viable in its own right.” He added, “Manufacturers will not see a return within a reasonable time on the billions they’re investing now.” The statements were in reference to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive and basically to every automaker diving… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG Pitted Against A Tesla Model S

A Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG was pitted against a Tesla Model S recently, according to a report on autoevolution.com. A video showed the race between two different vehicles with a wide gap in terms of power output. The G63 AMG features a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with a power output of 536HP while the Model S, which is powered by an 85 kWh battery, offers a 470HP power output. While engine sounds normally give some indications on the power offered by internal combustion engine vehicles, the Model S did not make much noise when compared to the G63. Despite this disparity in engine sound, the V8 engine of the G-Class appears… Continue Reading »

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Why Did Daimler Sever Its Ties With Tesla

Daimler AG recently sold its stake in Tesla Motors, Inc. The move of the parent of Mercedes-Benz came as a surprise in the automotive industry this week. According to Automotive News, Daimler held a 4 percent stake in the electric car company. The sale of Daimler’s shares earned it a hefty $780 million. The sudden decision of the German multinational corporation raised a lot of questions in the automotive industry. So far, the speculations below were among the suspected reasons of Daimler’s sudden divestiture of its shares: 1. Tesla’s Decision to Share its Patents to Competitors for Free The primary reason why Daimler invested $50 million in Tesla in 2009 is to have access to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Designer Reveals Future Plans for S-Class Interior

In every generation of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, it has defined itself as a trend-setter. Each car under the S-Class range is packed with top-of-the-line style for its exterior, astounding engine performance, excellent comfort features in its cabin, high-end technology, and reliable safety features. These factors make the S-Class worthy of being identified as the flagship car of the three-pointed star brand. Furthermore, these elements are the reasons why it has garnered high reviews from customers, and numerous awards from various organizations. The current-generation of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class was introduced last year. It surely never failed to impress people when it came out because of its amazing features. The next line… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Enters a New Battleground in the US EV Market

Mercedes-Benz is gearing to introduce its first mass-produced pure electric vehicle in the U.S. According to Forbes, the flagship luxury vehicle brand of Daimler is looking for an end of June or early July release of the EV in the American soil. The entry of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive in the region will pit it against the more established brands when it comes to EVs such as Tesla and Nissan. It should be noted that Tesla is currently dominating the county’s EV market, thanks to its Model S. On the other hand, Nissan is also enjoying its fair share in the electric car market through Leaf model. Mercedes-Benz is looking at a stiff competition… Continue Reading »

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Three Plug-In Mercedes Hybrids will Hit U.S. by 2015

Before 2015 ends, Mercedes-Benz will be launching its first-ever hybrid plug-ins in the U.S. The earliest release of the plug-in Mercedes hybrids is probably in the spring of that year, according to Green Car Reports. Mercedes-Benz already hinted in several interviews that its S-Class and C-Class sedans will be offering plug-in hybrid models later. However, the source claimed that there will be one more. The third Mercedes hybrid plug-in auto might come from the ML-Class for crossover utility vehicle enthusiasts. S-Class Hybrid Market Release The report said the first Mercedes hybrid plug-in to come out in U.S. dealerships will be the S-Class sedan. The new variant from the flagship range… Continue Reading »

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Daimler denies investment in Tesla ‘giga-factory’

Tesla Motors is planning a $5 billion battery ‘gigafactory’, but Daimler – the parent company of Mercedes-Benz and owner of a small stake in the electric car maker – is not going to invest in this newly proposed concept. That was confirmed by Daimler chief Dr Dieter Zetsche after speaking to reporters at the Beijing Auto Show. According to the exec, it is simply due to timing, saying that nobody knows what or when the next-generation of battery technology will be. He added that it was too late to invest in lithium-ion battery technology, and still too early to invest in the next generation given all of the unknowns at… Continue Reading »

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