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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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German prosecutors have raided Daimler’s offices in Germany. The parent company of Mercedes-Benz is under investigation for possible fraud related to false advertising and the possible manipulation of exhaust-gas aftertreatment in its diesel cars. Reuters reports the Stuttgart prosecutor’s office said 23 prosecutors and around 230 employees, including police and state criminal authorities, were involved […]

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Mercedes-Benz has ceased efforts to gain U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certification needed to sell 2017 model year diesel cars. While only accounting for a small percentage of U.S. sales in the past, the company is still considering seeking certification and selling diesel cars in the future. “We constantly review our portfolio offerings and make adjustments […]

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Mercedes-Benz is bringing energy storage to home and business owners in the United Kingdom. Homeowners in the UK can have up to eight 2.5 kWh storage modules installed for a total of 20 kWh of back-up power. Commercial customers will have access to even more power. The lithium-ion batteries are based on the same technology […]

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Additional details have surfaced about Mercedes-AMG’s new Project One hybrid hypercar ahead of its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. AMG revealed some basic info about the Formula 1-inspired Project One earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, telling reporters it would deliver at least 1,000 horsepower and would be limited […]

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Mercedes is launching the EQ Power sub-brand with the revised S-Class this summer, the company announced today. All subsequent hybrid and EV models will gain the designation, which was first revealed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. High-performance models developed in conjunction with subsidiary AMG are getting a positive charge at the end, EQ Power+, […]

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Daimler says it hasn’t decided to stop selling diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz models in the U.S., despite a report from a German magazine saying otherwise. Reuters said today that Mercedes’ parent company Daimler denied a report from weekly magazine Der Spiegel, which had said the carmaker would cease to sell such cars next year. “There is currently […]

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After the unveiling of the new battery electric sub brand “EQ” at the Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz chief Dieter Zetsche said that it would be the leading seller of electric vehicles in nine years. When asked if Tesla is the EQ’s main competitor, Zetsche gave as affirmative reply. “At that point in time, obviously yes. We […]

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Just two months after unveiling a prototype, today Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off a pre-production version of its battery electric Urban eTruck. The truck, on display at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany, is Mercedes’ vision of the future for short-range commercial deliveries. Based on a heavy-duty distribution truck chassis, the eTruck is […]

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Daimler AG, parent of Mercedes-Benz, Smart and other car and truck manufacturers, is considering a new all-electric brand name for the upcoming Mercedes electric vehicles. The report comes from Handelsblatt, a German business publication well connected in the country’s auto industry. This confirms a statement made earlier by Ola Källenius, Mercedes’ sales and marketing director […]

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