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Report: Mercedes planning electric S-Class-sized sedan to compete with Tesla Model S

Report: Mercedes planning electric S-Class-sized sedan to compete with Tesla Model S

After Tesla launched the first luxury electric car with the Model S, it relatively quickly took over the mantle as the best-selling luxury sedan. That didn't sit well with Mercedes-Benz or Audi, the prior kings of the $80,000-plus luxury sedan world. Both companies have now announced an onslaught... read more

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2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter e-Sprinter electric version (European model)

New Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van set for European debut

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter commercial van launched today, the later generation of the successful delivery vehicle, and an electric version will enter production in 2019... read more February 6, 2018 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

New Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback to spawn CLA sedan, EQA electric car

The Mercedes-Benz CLA compact sedan made a big splash when it first arrived as a 2014 model, complete with a much-discussed Super Bowl ad spot the previous year. The small... read more February 5, 2018 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz C350e, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2017

2018 Mercedes-Benz C350e: plug-in hybrid luxury sedan driven

It's been two and a half years since we drove the plug-in hybrid version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan at its San Francisco launch event. It took a while for the car to... read more January 2, 2018 by


 
Tesla Semi

Awake at the wheel: Tesla is far from alone in electric trucks

This time, Elon Musk is not alone. In mid-December, Daimler delivered its first 14 Fuso eCanter electric delivery trucks to customers in Germany, a reminder that while Tesla... read more December 22, 2017 by


 
Ionity multi-brand European charging network

BMW, Mercedes, Ford, VW, Audi launch Ionity high-power fast charging across Europe

A group of automakers in Europe announced on Friday they will launch "Ionity," a network of high-power fast-charging stations to build out the continent's infrastructure for... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
E-Fuso Vision One concept

Mercedes parent Daimler launches E-Fuso electric truck sub-brand

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, also owns the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation—which it used last week to preview major shifts coming to... read more October 31, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW, Mercedes invest in 'flexible car ownership' startup Fair

How would you know that the standard model for individuals buying new cars is dying? Sure, you could point to car sharing services like Car2go or Zipcar. Or you might point... read more October 30, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell

Mercedes, Smart, Daimler trucks update electric-car, electrification plans

Mercedes-Benz has already laid out its plans for a portfolio of electric and electrified vehicles, and now parent company Daimler has announced further strategy refinements... read more October 18, 2017 by


 
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show    [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Which (non-Tesla) maker will sell most electric luxury cars by 2020? Poll results

Yes, yes, yes, we know: our readers and Twitter followers are largely very strong supporters of, and believers in, Tesla and its electric cars. Our challenge for last week's... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW i3 and 2014 Tesla Model S   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Will Tesla steamroller German luxury makers? Perhaps not

It has become an article of faith among some Tesla fans and owners that the company will inevitably rise to compete with and ultimately defeat the titans of the global auto... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW 530e iPerformance wireless charging

BMW, Mercedes to offer wireless-charging options for plug-in hybrids next year

Every one of the modern electric cars on the market for almost seven years requires plugging in a cord to recharge the battery using grid electricity. Inserting the cord into... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show    [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Which maker will sell most electric luxury cars by 2020? Take our Twitter poll

It has taken several years for European luxury makers to sort out what to do about the unexpected arrival of Tesla and its electric cars into a market they've dominated for... read more September 26, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes to invest $1 billion to build electric SUVs, batteries in Alabama

Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, announced that it will invest up to $1 billion to build electric SUVs and batteries in and around its assembly plant in... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes EQC electric SUV reservations open in Norway, for 2019 delivery

The country of Norway has been among the most ardent in urging drivers to buy zero-emission vehicles, offering a friendly market in which automakers can launch new electric... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Which company's electric-car success will surprise us? Poll results

Predicting the future is always hazardous, but for the auto industry, this is a particularly uncertain time. Four trends—electrification, connectivity, autonomy, and... read more September 12, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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