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Pitting the Mercedes-Benz EQC Against the Tesla Model X

It’s hard not to compare these two when the Mercedes-Benz EQC, which stands for electric intelligence, was made specifically to compete with Elon Musk’s Tesla Model X. So let’s pit the new Mercedes electric SUV against its American rival in terms of exterior, interior, and performance. Exterior The Model X has a futuristic and yet simple design. It has a pretty basic body structure that is attractive enough but doesn’t really shine out. The small headlights and the single slat grille are standouts, as well as the Tesla logo and air dams on either side of the bumper. The EQC, on the other hand, has an elegant structure that we… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz EQC Signals a German Onslaught Against Tesla

We are only a few hours away until the Mercedes-Benz EQC is unveiled to the world. The electric sport utility vehicle is expected to signal the end of Tesla’s dominance in the electric vehicle segment of the market. According to Reuters, the coming of the EQC followed by the same EV offerings from BMW and Volkswagen’s Audi and Porsche divisions are predicted to rock Tesla on its core. Wajih Hossenally, an automotive powertrain analyst with IHS Markit, said that Tesla has a strong hold on the EV market at present. However, the landscape is projected to change when the premium EVs from German luxury brands arrive. He pointed out that… Continue Reading »

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Is Tesla in Trouble with the Coming of the Mercedes-Benz EQ?

The all-new Mercedes-Benz EQ range promises to provide consumers a comprehensive electric mobility ecosystem that is composed of products, services, technologies and innovations. Being a product brand of the three-pointed star marque, EQ’s key offerings include electric vehicles, wall boxes, charging services and energy storage units. Should Tesla feel threatened of its position in the market with the impending arrival of the Mercedes-Benz EQ EVs? TheStreet explores the possible answer to the question here. Neck-to-Neck in Tech According to the source, Tesla arguably makes the best electric cars in the world at present. They are reliable, have a lot of tech, have excellent performance and good safety ratings. However, Mercedes… Continue Reading »

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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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