It’s not rare for automakers to buy vehicles from competitors in order to reverse-engineer or benchmark them as part of their R&D effort, but Mercedes-Benz reportedly used a particularly strange and arguably shady way to do it for the Tesla Model X. expand full story
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Mercedes-Benz Stories November 30
Korean energy company SK Innovation announced today that they will build a gigafactory to manufacture electric car battery cells in Hungary in order to support the electric vehicle plans of European automakers. expand full story
Mercedes-Benz Stories November 21
We haven’t had the chance to get a very good look at Mercedes-Benz’s Concept EQ, its first next-gen electric car (its first EV built to be electric from the ground up).
The vehicle serves as the basis for the first Mercedes EQ vehicle, Daimler’s new electric car brand, but the concept hasn’t been around much. Now we get the chance to see it move thanks to a Youtuber. expand full story
Mercedes-Benz Stories November 20
Daimler has unveiled a new part of its electrification plan today. Mercedes-Benz will add electric drive to all its commercial vans and it is starting by taking orders for the new eVito all-electric van. expand full story
Mercedes-Benz Stories October 23
Almost every automaker working on electric cars is also currently looking at ways to leverage their battery technology development into other products. It started with Tesla’s launch of ‘Tesla Energy’ in 2015 and now BMW, Renault, Nissan, and several others have also launched similar products or even new energy divisions.
Daimler has its ‘Mercedes-Benz Energy’ subsidiary and the company unveils today an impressive new project using its vehicle battery packs for stationary energy storage. expand full story
Mercedes-Benz Stories October 9
The 30th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS 30) started today in Stuttgart and Mercedes-Benz brought its electric vehicle lineup for the occasion.
In an interview, Ola Källenius, who is responsible for Group Research at Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, talked about Mercedes-Benz’s electric vehicle effort, but he also insisted on the need for internal combustion engines (ICE), diesel, and fuel cells at the electric vehicle conference.
Mercedes-Benz Stories September 11
At the company’s investor day in Sindelfingen, Germany, Daimler, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, clarified its plan to electrify its vehicle lineup and the expected impact on its bottom line. expand full story
Mercedes-Benz Stories August 21
Mercedes-Benz is about to expand its lineup of all-electric vehicles under its new ‘EQ’ brand with an all-electric compact car to be unveiled at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) next month. expand full story
Mercedes-Benz Stories August 19
Mercedes has unveiled a new cabriolet all-electric concept as part of its ‘Vision’ design series at the Monterey Car Week.
The ‘Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet’ is Daimler’s idea of an “ultra-stylish luxury-class cabriolet” with an all-electric powertrain. expand full story
Mercedes-Benz Stories July 31
Automotive News reports that Mercedes has officially made the decision to stop production of the electric B-Class. Production will be phased out within the next few months, according to Mercedes USA spokesman Rob Moran.
This means that, despite big talk from Mercedes about future EV plans, including their recent jump into Formula E, adding battery production to factories, and rumors of future EV models from their new EQ sub-brand, the company will no longer produce any battery-electric model for the time being.