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Mercedes is spending $1 billion on its U.S. factory to build EQ EVs and battery packs. The announcement was made yesterday, during the 20th anniversary of the Tuscaloosa, Ala., plant. The expansion will include a new battery plant, the company’s fifth battery production facility globally. The Tuscaloosa plant currently builds the GLE, GLS, and GLE […]

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The latest concept from Mercedes-Benz is an all-electric stunner, the EQA is the first compact concept for the EQ brand. It’s the second concept in the EQ line, the brand that will be seen on the new electric cars from Mercedes. This one is a compact, called the EQA. “The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA proves that […]

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Daimler’s car2go is starting to see some real payback for its one-way carsharing business model with 40-percent growth in the first half of this year. More than 4.5 million trips were taken in the first half of 2017 at 11 North American locations. The company also reported that customers were spending 33 percent more time […]

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Mercedes-Benz is dropping the B-Class Electric Drive, in favor of focusing on a new generation of compacts and the EQ brand. Confirmation of the death of the electrified version of the compact not-quite-a-minivan was give by Mercedes-Benz USA spokesperson Rob Moran to Automotive News. Moran said that production of the slow-selling electric car would end […]

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Automotive executives and German government officials have reached agreement on software upgrades that could resolve the diesel emissions cheating scandal. Engine software updates on about 9 million diesel cars in Germany will cost automakers nearly 2 billion euros ($2.33 billion), coming out to about 100 euros ($116.77) per car. The software updates would mean the […]

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A new report from Germany unveils accusations against Daimler of selling more than one million cars with excessive exhaust emissions. The Mercedes-Benz models were sold in the U.S. and Europe between 2008 and 2016, according to a report from German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung. The report comes after the paper uncovered a search warrant from the […]

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Mercedes-Benz has announced that the first of its new line of EQ-branded electric vehicles will start production in 2019, starting with the EQC. Luxury-class (Mercedes code for bigger) models will follow. Thomas Geier, plant manager for the site, said that Rastatt will be “the center of competence for the production of new compact EQ models.” […]

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Jaguar recently gave a closer look at its battery-electric I-Pace concept it plans to debut in 2018 by setting it loose on the streets of London. Introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show last November, the I-Pace is Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle and second crossover SUV, following the larger conventionally powered F-Pace. “Driving the concept […]

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Borrowing from its Formula 1 racing program, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be available with a 48-Volt KERS (kinetic energy regeneration system) mild hybrid system. The KERS operates by capturing kinetic energy that is ordinarily lost to heat while braking and sends it to a spinning flywheel, which in the case of the C-Class is […]

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To keep the Mercedes-Benz sales momemtum growing in China, parent Daimler could manufacture electric cars and batteries locally, according to the company’s marketing head Hubertus Troska. Since the beginning of 2016, Mercedes cars have carved a 28-percent sales increase in China after refreshing designs that gave a sportier appearance along with an upmarket feel that […]

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