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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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Daimler Could Be Slapped with Fine of 3.75 Billion Euros in Connection to Diesel Emissions Scandal

Daimler, the parent of Mercedes-Benz, is in danger of being fined by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. The penalty could go up to 3.75 billion euros or ($4.4 billion). This is in relation to the involvement of the automaker in the diesel emissions scandal. According to Spiegel, a German magazine, it was Andreas Scheuer, the Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, who threatened to impose that heavy fine to Daimler. It came after Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche was questioned about how many vehicles under the Mercedes-Benz brand needed to be fixed after investigators found out that one of its models had an illegal software capable of manipulating… Continue Reading »

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Donald Trump Wants to Keep Mercedes-Benz Out of the U.S.

President Donald Trump wants to keep Mercedes-Benz and other German luxury car brands out of the U.S. A post he made in Twitter suggested that he is making the move to save local automakers. The report came from Fortune, citing German publication WirtschaftsWoche as a source. The story allegedly originated from unnamed diplomatic personalities. They claimed Trump told French President Emmanuel Macron that he will keep his trade policy going “until no Mercedes models rolled on Fifth Avenue in New York.” The move would likely affect other luxury vehicles as well, like Porsche and Audi. Last week, Trump already started pushing for heavy tariffs on car imports. The duties can… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Sets Second-Quarter Record, Sells 192,000 Cars

Mercedes-Benz posted a record-breaking number of luxury vehicles sold in the second quarter of this year. According to a press release, the German automaker delivered 192,558 units of cars to customers around the world. So far, it is the largest number in Mercedes’ history. The company posted a strong selling quarter in the beginning of the year and followed this up with a 6.6% car sales in April. Unit sales in the first four months of the year increased to a new high of 786,862 vehicles, marking the first time the company posted a continuous growth for 62 months in a row. Mercedes-Benz is the premium brand with most registrations… Continue Reading »

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