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Mercedes-Benz Not Giving Up Not Diesel Yet

Mercedes-Benz is focusing on the rapid electrification of all its models before their 2022 target by pouring more than $12 billion into the project. With the calls of politicians in the luxury brand’s key markets to ban the sale of diesel vehicles by 2030s, we can’t help but wonder how the will company react to it. In Irish Times’ interview with Johannes Reifenrath, head of Mercedes-Benz Cars product strategy and planning, it was revealed that the German luxury automaker is not yet giving up on their diesel models. He said they will continue offering diesel powertrains going to 2030. One of the key tasks of Reifenrath at present is running… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Sales Go Down by 8.2% in September

The record-breaking Mercedes-Benz sales figures are over. In September 2018, the overall sales of the three-pointed star marque slumped by 8.2% compared to the same month of 2017. The January to September sales of the brand also saw a fall of 0.1% in comparison to the same period of last year. Mercedes still sold a total of 202,819 units last month though. Meanwhile, the January to September numbers was at 1,715,087 units. The smart brand of Daimler sold 10,850 in September but had a double-digit drop of 15% on a year-on-year comparison. Altogether, the cars sold by Daimler in the previous month was 213,669, which was down by 8.6 percent… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Earns $1.2M Hourly

The history of the Mercedes-Benz name goes all the way back to 1926. It also traces its roots to Karl Benz who is credited as the inventor of the modern automobile. Over the years, the brand has become synonymous with luxury, making it one of the biggest companies worldwide. Being the producer of premium cars, the income of Mercedes is definitely mind-blowing. According to Stavely Head, a car insurance provider in the U.K., the automaker makes a profit of $339 per second. That translates to an average of $20,310 per minute, $1,218,656 per hour and $29,247,743 per day! Stavely Head based the figures on the 2017 annual report of Mercedes. To… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Uses EV Battery Modules to Add Supply to the German Energy Grid

Daimler, through its partners and subsidiary, Mercedes-Benz Energy, is revitalizing an old coal power plant in Germany by turning it into a big energy storage facility. The company unveiled the new project on June 21, 2018, at the Elverlingsen power station, which makes use of more than a thousand modules from the battery packs of its Mercedes electric vehicles. In 2016, Mercedes started selling its very own battery solutions to households. The rechargeable home battery aimed to offer better capacity than the ones sold by Tesla for home use. This venture of Mercedes started in Germany, but it never really took off to the U.S. According to Electrek, the home… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Collection Allows Subscribers to Shift From One Car to Another as Many Times as They Want

Last June 5, Mercedes-Benz launched a new car subscription service. Mercedes-Benz Collection allows customers to shift from one Mercedes to another as many times as they want. The new service is still in its pilot. It is currently offered in Nashville, Tennessee and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mercedes-Benz Collection runs in collaboration of Mercedes-Benz USA, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA and various Mercedes-Benz dealers. MBUSA said that it lets subscribers switch between different types of Mercedes vehicles depending on their needs or lifestyle. To avail of Mercedes-Benz Collection, customers will have to pay a one-time activation cost of $495. After that, they can choose among the various subscription options in the program. At present,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz to Recall 774,000 Vehicles Across Europe

A total of 774,000 diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz vehicles are set to be recalled in Europe. It was after the German government ordered Daimler to recall 238,000 units equipped with illegal software that could manipulate diesel emission readings. Daimler said it would recall all the affected vehicles, according to BBC. However, the company denied of any wrongdoing. The crackdown for vehicles with “cheat devices” continues since Volkswagen admitted three years ago that their autos were fitted with such tech that could mask their real emission figures. The investigations that resulted from the event dubbed as “Dieselgate” revealed that an estimated 11 million cars worldwide were affected in the case, which included Mercedes-Benz… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Breaks Bank in May

Mercedes-Benz continues its streak in breaking its sales record time after time. For the 63rd consecutive month, the premium car maker surpassed its year-on-year deliveries to customers. According to the media site of Daimler, Mercedes sold 198,187 vehicles around the globe in May. The numbers indicate a 2.3% increase compared to the same month of last year. Mercedes also broke the figures it posted from January to May of 2017. Overall, the luxury car brand sold 985,063 vehicles from the same period of this year. That’s up by 5.4% versus the previous year. Mercedes was listed as the premium brand that topped the markets of Germany, France, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, USA,… Continue Reading »

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