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Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 Unveiled in Geneva

After much hype, the Formula E race car of Mercedes-Benz has been unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The electric race car is called the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01. The EQ Silver Arrow 01 appeared in a special livery during its launch, which features a jet black paint with the Mercedes logo in front and EQ letterings. However, Mercedes reminds us that the race car only carries a teaser livery, and its final design will be shown before the season six opener of Formula E. The electric Silver Arrow is equipped with a 52 kWh battery pack. The unit produces 340 hp based on the practice and qualifying but… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes EQ Formula Team, ON Semiconductor Work For Future e-Powertrains

The Mercedes EQ Formula Team and ON Semiconductor will partner together to develop innovations for electric powertrains in the future. This relationship will build on the existing cooperation between ON Semiconductor and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport where the former’s technology is being utilized in the energy recovery pack that “controls ignition and injection on the Formula One race car.” This relationship will extend into Formula E. ON Semiconductor is the leading provider of semiconductor-based solutions and will now become a new Official Supplier of the Mercedes EQ Formula E Team. David Somo, the senior vice president for corporate strategy, marketing, and solutions engineering at ON Semiconductor, said that the semiconductors “must… Continue Reading »

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Industry Should Take Note of Mercedes-Benz’s Exemplary Electric Plans

Many manufacturers in the car industry are edging towards electric vehicles; sometimes not wholly-electric cars, but certainly hybrids. To kick off 2018, Mercedes-Benz made a huge announcement that it is closing in on being able to produce electric vehicles in volume. Mercedes-Benz is set to become one of the leading names for electric vehicles, boasting what is among the most aggressive plans to electrify their range. They shall be producing electric vehicles in volume at six factories, as well as creating a global battery network to assist in their goal of providing an appealing electric version of all of their car models by the year 2022. It’s a huge stride… Continue Reading »

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Will Mercedes Leave Formula One Too After DTM Exit?

The exit of Mercedes-AMG from Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters in order to focus on its entry to Formula E definitely came as a big blow to the organization and fans of the sport. The departure of Mercedes would only leave DTM with two constructors going to the 2019 season. Now, there is also a growing concern about the position of the team with Formula One. According to Mercedes motorsport chief Toto Wolff in his interview with BBC, the entry of the German automaker in Formula E will not impact the participation of the company with F1. He explained that the two are complementary and not competitive. Wolff explained that their involvement in… Continue Reading »

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