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Mercedes Benz Scales Back Production of the Electric EQC Due to Battery Shortage

Mercedes Benz Scales Back Production of the Electric EQC Due to Battery Shortage

German business publication Manager Magazin reported on Thursday that Mercedes Benz parent Daimler has been forced to cut production of the EQC electric SUV by half, from 60,000 units to 30,000 due to the short supply of batteries from its Asian supplier LG Chem.

Eric Walz2020-01-23 13:05 PT

Mercedes Benz & Geely Form a New Joint Venture for the Smart Brand in China

Mercedes Benz & Geely Form a New Joint Venture for the Smart Brand in China

The German luxury automaker announced it is entering into a joint venture with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) named “smart Automobile Co., Ltd.” which will formally establish smart brand as a global joint venture to develop premium electric vehicles for the Chinese market.

Eric Walz2020-01-13 10:50 PT

Mercedes Benz & Bosch Launch a Pilot Robotaxi Service in Silicon Valley

Mercedes Benz & Bosch Launch a Pilot Robotaxi Service in Silicon Valley

Mercedes Benz along with its partner tier-1 automotive supplier Bosch, announced its is launching a pilot project for an app-based ride-hailing service using self-driving vehicles in the city of San Jose, California, which bills itself as the "Capital of Silicon Valley."

Eric Walz2019-12-10 10:55 PT

Mercedes-Benz Announces Pricing for the Electric EQC SUV in the U.S.

Mercedes-Benz Announces Pricing for the Electric EQC SUV in the U.S.

German luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has officially revealed the starting price of its U.S-bound EQC fully-electric SUV. The e-SUV was first unveiled over a year ago and its the first fully-electric model from Mercedes.

Manish Kharinta2019-11-21 18:30 PT

Mercedes Benz Working On Electric E-Class Sedan to Rival the Tesla Model S

Mercedes Benz Working On Electric E-Class Sedan to Rival the Tesla Model S

Documents released by the Chinese Ministry of Information & Technology suggest that Mercedes Benz is working on an electrified version of its E-Class sedan under the codename “v295.”

Manish Kharinta2019-06-10 10:54 PT

Mercedes Benz to Strengthen its Partnerships with Chinese Suppliers

Mercedes Benz to Strengthen its Partnerships with Chinese Suppliers

German automaker Mercedes Benz is deepening its partnerships with Chinese auto parts suppliers, as the automaker adds more electrified powertrains and connected technology to its luxury lineup, Mercedes-Benz executive Wilko Stark said on Thursday.

FutureCar Staff 2019-01-25 12:50 PT

Mercedes Benz & Tesla to Cut Prices in China After 90 Day Suspension of Tariffs

Mercedes Benz & Tesla to Cut Prices in China After 90 Day Suspension of Tariffs

Mercedes Benz and Tesla are cutting prices on vehicles in China after Beijing and the Trump administration agreed to a 90 day truce in the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. The 40 percent tariff on vehicles imported from the U.S. hit electric automaker Tesla especially hard, as China is one of Tesla’s biggest markets.

Xiaoli Tian2018-12-17 17:20 PT

Mercedes Benz Launches its GLC F-Cell EV, Featuring Both Fuel Cell & Plug-in Hybrid Technology

Mercedes Benz Launches its GLC F-Cell EV, Featuring Both Fuel Cell & Plug-in Hybrid Technology

Mercedes Benz delivered its first fuel cell vehicle to a customer in Germany, becoming the first automaker to deliver an all-electric vehicle that can run on hydrogen or battery power.

Eric Walz2018-11-13 11:47 PT

Mercedes Benz & Bosch to Launch a Self-driving Taxi Service in San Jose

Mercedes Benz & Bosch to Launch a Self-driving Taxi Service in San Jose

A select group of riders in San Jose, California, will soon be able to hail a ride in a self-driving Mercedes Benz. The city was chosen as the pilot city for a new autonomous ride-hailing service. San Jose is the third largest city in California.

Eric Walz2018-11-08 11:21 PT

The Mercedes Benz Hydrogen-powered GLC F-Cell Now Available in Europe

The Mercedes Benz Hydrogen-powered GLC F-Cell Now Available in Europe

Mercedes Benz has announced that its new GLC F-Cell, the company’s first hydrogen powered vehicle, is available for customers to lease in Europe. Drivers in Germany can now lease the GLC for 799 euros ($917) a month.

FutureCar Staff 2018-10-15 16:34 PT

Mercedes Benz Reveals URBANETIC, a Multi-Purpose Mobility Concept Vehicle

Mercedes Benz Reveals URBANETIC, a Multi-Purpose Mobility Concept Vehicle

Mercedes-Benz Vans unveiled an odd-looking autonomous concept vehicle called the Vision URBANETIC. The visionary concept is based on a self-driving, battery-powered chassis with an interchangeable body that can be swapped for specific uses.

Eric Walz2018-09-10 18:59 PT

Mercedes Benz Takes Aim at Tesla and Unveils the EQC, its First All-Electric Vehicle

Mercedes Benz Takes Aim at Tesla and Unveils the EQC, its First All-Electric Vehicle

At an event in Stockholm, the German automaker unveiled its EQC, the first fully-electric vehicle from the Mercedes Benz nameplate set to give Tesla some serious competition in the luxury electric segment.

Eric Walz2018-09-04 13:34 PT

Mercedes Benz Reveals its Electric EQA Concept in New Video

Mercedes Benz Reveals its Electric EQA Concept in New Video

Mercedes-Benz has released a video of the EQA concept vehicle, the car that might challenge Tesla’s Model 3 electric sedan, as the luxury German automaker gears up to introduce a new lineup of fully-electric models.

Derrick Smith2018-06-11 11:35 PT

Mercedes Benz Launching a Car Subscription Pilot in Two U.S. Cities

Mercedes Benz Launching a Car Subscription Pilot in Two U.S. Cities

German luxury automaker Mercedes Benz is launching a new subscription pilot in two U.S. cities. Starting this week, customers can get access to 30 different Mercedes models in Nashville and Philadelphia.

Derrick Smith2018-06-05 14:22 PT

Mercedes Benz Plans New EQ S Electric Sedan

Mercedes Benz Plans New EQ S Electric Sedan

​Mercedes Benz is planning to challenge Tesla in the luxury electric car space occupied by the Model S. The company is developing a battery-powered full-size sedan, challenging Tesla and possibly luring away luxury electric-car buyers.

Derrick Smith2018-04-12 18:43 PT

New Mercedes Benz Digital Headlights Project Images On the Road

New Mercedes Benz Digital Headlights Project Images On the Road

Mercedes Benz has developed high-resolution digital headlights that can project a snowflake symbol on the road ahead in icy conditions, or project a direction arrow on the roadway, letting a driver know where to turn next while using GPS—without having to take their eyes off the road.

Eric Walz2018-03-06 13:53 PT

NVIDIA Powers Mercedes-Benz MBUX, Its Next-Gen AI Cockpit

NVIDIA Powers Mercedes-Benz MBUX, Its Next-Gen AI Cockpit

What will the next generation of automotive cockpits look like? Mercedes-Benz answered that question at CES 2018 today, unveiling a radical new in-car infotainment system that puts AI to work to revolutionize how drivers and passengers interact with their vehicles.

Eric Walz2018-01-09 14:21 PT

Mercedes-Benz, Matternet & Siroop Start Pilot Program for E-Commerce Delivery Using Drones

Mercedes-Benz, Matternet & Siroop Start Pilot Program for E-Commerce Delivery Using Drones

Mercedes-Benz Vans, U.S. drone systems developer Matternet and Swiss online marketplace siroop have started a pilot project in Zurich to test an efficient van and drone-based system for on-demand delivery of e-commerce goods.

Eric Walz2017-10-03 18:20 PT