Mercedes EQ Stories August 25, 2018
Mercedes EQ Stories February 26, 2018
China keeps securing electric vehicle investments from foreign automakers and the latest is coming from Daimler.
The German automaker confirms a deal with BAIC to expand local production for the Mercedes-Benz brand, which will include the highly anticipated Mercedes EQ all-electric vehicles. expand full story
Mercedes EQ Stories September 15, 2017
Tesla’s approach to open its vehicles for reservations years ahead of production has proved useful to show demand for electric vehicles.
Now other automakers are implementing the same strategy for their upcoming new electric vehicles… but only in Norway. expand full story
Mercedes EQ Stories September 12, 2017
The Mercedes EQ sub-brand got its second entry today with the new EQA compact all-electric vehicle concept, unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show today. We heard about this upcoming debut a few weeks ago, but this is our first time seeing the concept and hearing about what possible features the car might end up with. Unlike other concepts released today, this one has a few more details and gives us an idea of what Mercedes is looking towards in the future.
Comparable in size to the Mercedes A-Class but with two doors instead of four, the EQA is expected to have a “real-world range” of 400km (250 miles – but on NEDC, so likely closer to 180-200 miles EPA range) from an up-to-60kWh battery, dual motors with over 268hp (200kW) and all-wheel drive delivering 0-100km/h (0-60mph) in around 5 seconds, and “seamless charging” which means the ability to use standard AC charging, DC quick charging (able to add 100km/62mi of range in 10 minutes), and even inductive charging.
Mercedes EQ Stories August 21, 2017
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 EQ Stories May 29, 2017
After unveiling Mercedes’ new all-electric ‘EQ’ sub-brand last year, Daimler showed great ambitions to become a leader in all-electric vehicles.
The first effort is expected to come to market next year in the form of a luxury SUV called ‘EQ C’ unveiled last year, but now we learn that they reportedly plan to follow the vehicle with a relatively affordable all-electric hatchback with long-range to be unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show in September. expand full story
Mercedes EQ Stories February 14, 2017
Daimler has ambitious plans for electric vehicle production. It is among the few major automakers that not only have accepted the transition to fully electric propulsion in the auto industry, but who have also committed to converting production assets currently dedicated to internal combustion engine production. That’s a difficult move for large legacy automakers.
In one of its biggest move toward that goal, the company announced today plans for its major Untertürkheim plant to produce electric motors in a deal with workers. expand full story
Mercedes EQ Stories September 29, 2016
As expected following months of rumours, Mercedes announced its new all-electric brand called ‘EQ’ at the 2016 Paris Motor Show today. The German automaker says that the name EQ stands for “Electric Intelligence”.
Under the new brand, Mercedes will not only sell electric vehicles, but it will also deploy charging stations, sell home chargers and even home battery packs. Does it remind you of anything? More importantly, Mercedes unveiled the first vehicle under its new brand: the ‘Generation EQ’. expand full story