Mercedes-Benz Stories September 24

Previously, we’ve covered the most expensive electric vehicles on the road in 2021, and focused on consumer-grade vehicles you’re more likely to actually see on the road. Much of the feedback in the comments relayed that many of the EVs listed weren’t truly the most expensive. While we’d argue that original list pertains more to the most expensive vehicles to reach series production for consumers, we heard you. Now, you also have a list of the most expensive electric vehicles that exist on planet Earth, regardless if they’re actually available for sale. Enjoy.

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Mercedes-Benz announced today that it will join Stellantis and Total Energies as equal partners in Automotive Cells Company (ACC) to make battery cells for electric cars.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories September 17

As is to be expected, the German marques dominated at this year’s Munich motor show, constructing enormous stands not only in the expo centre on the outskirts of town, but in the very heart of Munich’s old town. BMW, Porsche, and Audi all gave strong showings (I particularly enjoyed Audi naming its stand the “hall of progress”), but one brand stood out among all the rest, not just for the size of their elaborate displays, but for the volume of exciting new metal on show: Mercedes.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories September 6

Urban mobility automaker smart has shared its vision for a sustainable future with the public at IAA Mobility in Munich by announcing its Concept #1 SUV. The all-electric Concept #1 sits as a “forerunner” for smart’s electrified future and represents many of the design elements and techniques drivers can expect to see on future models.

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Mercedes-Benz is launching today the EQB, an electric SUV with up to seven seats.

It is the German automaker’s answer to the increasingly popular Tesla Model Y.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories September 5

Mercedes-Benz unveils the production version EQE, its new E-Class-size electric sedan, with an impressive 400-mile range.

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new Mercedes-Maybach EQS concept, which takes the form of an awesomely plush electric SUV.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories August 18

Mercedes has announced that they will pull out of Formula E at the end of next season, the 2021-2022 race season.

The announcement comes just after the conclusion of this year’s Formula E season, which saw Mercedes win both the Teams’ and Drivers’ championship (via Nyck de Vries) last weekend.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories August 10

Mercedes-Benz has launched orders and its configurator for the EQS electric sedan in Europe.

The German automaker’s new flagship electric vehicle starts at €106,374, which is the equivalent of roughly $100,000 USD before taxes.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories July 29

Mercedes-Benz has announced several new electric vehicle premieres at the upcoming IAA mobility show in Munich.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories July 22

Mercedes-Benz is teasing its upcoming new super-efficient electric car that the automaker claims will have over 1,000 km (620 miles) of range.

It’s actually a shorter range than previously announced.

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Mercedes-Benz today announced a new electrification plan that sets them up to “go all-electric by the end of the decade.”

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Mercedes-Benz Stories May 10

Mercedes-Benz today unveiled its EQT concept electric minivan with an interesting design, but the electric version has only a vague timeline to production.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories May 5

Mercedes-Benz is launching today two new all-wheel-drive versions of the EQA electric crossover, which was one of the most requested updates to the newly unveiled vehicles.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories April 20

Mercedes-Benz is teasing the EQT, an electric minivan to be unveiled by American pro skateboarder Tony Hawk next month.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories April 19

Mercedes-Benz has today unveiled the EQB: a beautiful new compact electric SUV, and another addition to the fast-electrifying segment of the auto industry.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories April 16

Mercedes-Benz announced today the upcoming EQB compact SUV with seven seats, and it will be coming to the US next year.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories April 15

After months of drip dropping information and teasers, Mercedes-Benz has now finally fully unveiled the EQS electric sedan, an ultra luxurious electric vehicle.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories April 5

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled today the specs of its upcoming EQS electric sedan and confirmed a range of up to 478 miles on a big 108 kWh battery pack.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories March 29

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the interior of its upcoming EQS electric sedan with a massive 55-inch screen at the center of its user experience inside the vehicle.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories February 16

Mercedes-Benz has decided not to launch the EQC all-electric SUV in the US after delaying its launch by over a year.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories January 20

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the production version of the EQA, a new electric SUV that is adding to the German automaker’s EQ electric lineup.

The first version of the EV offers 265 miles of range (WLTP) and starts at around $46,000 price.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories December 14, 2020

Mercedes-Benz is reminding everyone that it’s serious about electric vehicles today as it unveils several new electric car pre-production prototypes.

The automaker prepares to bring six electric vehicles to production in the next two years alone.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories December 9, 2020

Mercedes-Benz announces the next-gen eSprinter electric van that will be built on a new platform with more variants.

It is also coming to North America.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories November 17, 2020

Mercedes-Benz announced that it is upgrading the EQC 400 4MATIC, the German automaker’s electric SUV, with a new onboard charger now capable of charging at up to 11 kW.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories November 16, 2020

Mercedes-Benz has released new images of a less camouflaged EQA electric crossover prototype ahead of the launch of the production version.

The production version is now not expected until 2021.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories November 11, 2020

Tesla hires the former head of a Mercedes-Benz factory near Berlin just after having fired the head of its Gigafactory Berlin project.

The local union behind the Daimler factory is getting weirdly mad about it.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories October 8, 2020

Mercedes-Benz teases a new super-efficient electric car concept, the Vision EQXX, with more than 750 miles of range on a single charge.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories October 6, 2020

Mercedes-Benz has announced several new electric vehicles and teased the upcoming new EQE and EQS SUV.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories October 2, 2020

If you’ve been wanting to roll up in style with your own Benz, it might have just gotten quite a bit more affordable. Mercedes-Benz announced today the unveiling of their latest vehicle, which just happens to be a folding electric scooter creatively named the eScooter.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories September 27, 2020

Mercedes-Benz has revealed actual driving footage of its insane electric Vision AVTR car prototype inspired by Avatar.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories August 28, 2020

Amazon has placed an order of 1,800 electric vans with Mercedes-Benz, adding to the 100,000 electric delivery vans it has on order with Rivian.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories August 5, 2020

Mercedes-Benz and Chinese battery manufacturer CATL today announced a “major” partnership to “create cutting-edge battery technology” and supply batteries for the upcoming EQS electric car.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories July 31, 2020

Mercedes-Benz is teasing a range of over 400 miles on a single charge for its upcoming EQS electric sedan.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories July 3, 2020

Mercedes-Benz announced today that it will acquire a stake in Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy as it tries to secure battery supply for its electric vehicle plans. expand full story

Mercedes-Benz Stories May 27, 2020

While California represents the majority of EV sales in the US, the American South is the auto manufacturing powerhouse of the country. Yet, southern states have been among the slowest to adopt electric vehicles. That needs to change, argues Gerald Allen, a Republican member of the Alabama State Senate.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories May 26, 2020

Mercedes-Benz is launching its electric EQV minivan in Europe for €71,388.10 (incl. 19% VAT), which is the equivalent of a sticker price of about ~$64,000 USD. expand full story

Mercedes-Benz Stories May 18, 2020

We get our best look at the new Mercedes Benz EQA electric car as two prototypes are spotted ahead of the launch.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories May 11, 2020

Reports from German media and Automotive News say the Mercedes-Benz EQS all-electric sedan is on track this year for Europe. So we reached out to Daimler to see if the EQS was planned for an introduction in the US in 2021. But the company is not yet ready to share details.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories April 22, 2020

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz is killing its program to develop passenger cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The company has been working on fuel-cell vehicles for more than 30 years — chasing the dream of a zero-emissions car that has a long driving range, three-minute fill-ups, and emits only water vapor. In the end, the company conceded that building hydrogen cars was too costly, about double the expense of an equivalent battery-electric vehicle.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories April 6, 2020

When Mercedes-Benz unveiled the Mercedes EQS electric sedan last year, the company said that a pair of electric motors would produce 350 kilowatts (470hp) of power. The UK’s Autocar now reports that an AMG high-power version of the EQS will be produced, amping things up to higher than 600 horsepower. It appears that Mercedes-Benz wants EVs that stack up against Tesla’s Plaid versions, even if not quite as powerful.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories March 18, 2020

Mercedes-Benz and BMW are adding a wide range of new plug-in hybrids as they strive to reduce CO2 emissions to meet stricter EU targets this year. Both companies said putting plug-in hybrids versions on more models would help reduce carbon emissions this year by 20%.

LMC Automotive, an analyst firm, predicts that plug-in hybrids will outsell EVs in Europe this year.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories February 12, 2020

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.”

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Mercedes-Benz Stories February 5, 2020

Luxury automakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz are both pursuing robust rollouts of EVs. But the two brands also consider EV markets to be uncertain in the next few years. Their respective strategies for dealing with that perceived uncertainty are different.

BMW is integrating the production of EVs, plug-in hybrids, and internal-combustion cars on the same assembly line so it can dial EV volume up or down. Meanwhile, Mercedes is building dedicated EV platforms and a global network of battery plants, even as it reduces the short-term output of its first electric SUV.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories January 24, 2020

The head of Mercedes-Benz’s work council admitted that Tesla’s acquisition of Grohmann Engineering, an automation firm, affected their own battery pack manufacturing plans. expand full story

Mercedes-Benz 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.

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Mercedes-Benz Stories December 12, 2019

At the launch of the new GLA, Mercedes-Benz released a new teaser image of the EQA, which was supposed t be a small electric hatchback, and announced that it will be based on the new GLA and therefore, more of a crossover. expand full story

Mercedes-Benz Stories November 20, 2019

The new season of Formula E, the world’s top electric car racing series, starts on Friday with a doubleheader in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. Notably, two new teams are joining from brands with classic motorsport ties: Porsche and Mercedes-Benz.

The last Formula E season was the most exciting one yet, so tune in this weekend to see if they can manage to top it. There will be two races this weekend, on Friday and Saturday at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST/4 p.m. UTC/7 p.m. local Diriyah time.

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