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Mercedes-Benz Invests $1 Billion For Electric Vehicles in the US

Mercedes-Benz continues to push its momentum in tapping into the electric vehicle market in the US. In line with the goal to produce electric variants of all its models going to 2022, the company revealed that it is investing $1 billion in the region. Mercedes made the announcement during the 20th anniversary of its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant. The move is expected to create more than 600 new jobs in the area. That will add to the 3,700 workforce of the brand in the facility. Currently, the plant based in Alabama is focusing on the luxury brand’s SUV production for its global market. It started with the assembly of the M-Class in… Continue Reading »

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Quick Comparison of the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ A and Tesla Model 3

The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ A was just unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The launch of its production version is not clear yet, but Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche pointed out that they are serious in tapping into the electric car market. “The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ A proves that we are serious about introducing electric mobility throughout the portfolio,” Zetsche said in a statement according to Business Insider. During the company’s investor day, the Daimler CEO already announced that they are aiming at putting electric versions in all Mercedes models and the smart brand will start focusing on an all-electric lineup. The projected deadline for their goal is 2022. The Mercedes-Benz Concept… Continue Reading »

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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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