Last week, Daimler CEO Ola Källenius said “it will be a challenge” meeting 2020 and 2021 stricter emission targets in Europe. That left the question about how the maker of Mercedes-Benz vehicles would get below 95 g/km of CO2 (with 95% phase-in for 2020) to avoid paying steep fines. In an email to Electrek, a company spokesperson said it “plans to quadruple the share of plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles in total sales in 2020.”
Mercedes-Benz EQC Stories February 19
Mercedes-Benz EQC Stories February 12
Daimler CEO Ola Källenius this week said that meeting 2020 and 2021 stricter emission targets in Europe “will be a challenge.” That could mean big fines for Daimler.
Despite the struggle, Källenius said that he would not reduce prices for the company’s Mercedes-Benz electric cars. “We need to act in an economically rational way,” he said. “It is very important to achieve adequate prices on these cars and not to destroy the pricing levels.”
Mercedes-Benz EQC Stories January 23
Mercedes-Benz has reportedly cut its EQC electric SUV production target in half due to a battery cell shortage from LG Chem, according to a new report from Germany. expand full story
Mercedes-Benz EQC Stories January 14
Mercedes-Benz India says it will sell a full lineup of its EVs in India. The all-electric EQC SUV will be the first to go on sale, starting in April 2020. At a launch event, Martin Schwenk, managing director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India, said the EQC “will be the first dedicated luxury electric brand in India.”
Mercedes-Benz EQC Stories December 13, 2019
Mercedes-Benz has once again delayed EQC deliveries, pushing them back by another year in the US, as a “strategic decision to first support the growing customer demand for the EQC in Europe.”
Mercedes last delayed the EQC this February. It has just started deliveries in Europe in the last couple months.
Mercedes-Benz EQC Stories December 3, 2019
A couple of weeks ago, Mercedes-Benz quietly announced the price for its all-electric EQC sports-utility vehicle. A $67,900 starting price for a luxurious, 200-mile, 402-horsepower luxury crossover is a good start for the EQC brand. But the announcement got completely lost in the shuffle in a week filled with buzz about Tesla’s bulletproof, stainless-steel Cybertruck. Even the deserved attention given to Ford’s Mustang-inspired electric SUV was cut short. So where does that leave the play-it-safe luxury electric SUVs from Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and BMW?
Mercedes-Benz EQC Stories November 21, 2019
Mercedes didn’t have any new electric vehicles to show off at the LA Auto Show, but they did give us pricing for their upcoming EQC. The car will start at $67,900 in the US, or $60,400 after taking the $7,500 federal tax credit into account.
Mercedes-Benz EQC Stories November 11, 2019
Mercedes-Benz yesterday released an environmental report on its EQC electric vehicle. Much of the report focuses on its full life cycle of CO2 emissions, from the mining of raw materials to final disposal. Only about half of the vehicle’s impact occurs while on the road. The environmental report came two days after Mercedes-Benz launched the EQC in Beijing.
Mercedes-Benz EQC Stories October 31, 2019
Mercedes-Benz is running into some issues with its first electric SUV, the EQC, as it issued a recall over a problem that could block the transmission. expand full story
Mercedes-Benz EQC Stories October 25, 2019
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton spoke about several environmental issues and revealed that he’s in the process of swapping out his internal combustion cars for electric ones, in a press conference ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix.
Hamilton also commented on recent rumors that he might switch to Formula E, stating that he has “no interest whatsoever” in joining the series.