Mercedes Benz

29th January 2020

Mercedes-Benz Extends Electrified Range With Diesel PHEV

Mercedes-Benz has extended its electrified powertrain offering by two PHEV options to its GL class including a diesel enhanced one. Despite the current squeezing of diesel powertrain sales in...


28th January 2020

Mercedes eVito Price Gives SMEs Electric Mountain to Climb

Small and medium-sized businesses operating delivery vans in urban environments are facing replacing ICE vehicles with BEVs at twice the retail cost. That’s evident from pricing published by Mercedes-Benz...


9th December 2019

Mercedes-Benz Trials Luxury US Driverless Airport Shuttles

Mercedes-Benz will use autonomously converted versions of its flagship S-Class to trial an airport shuttle service in the US. The pilot program, run with technology supplied by Bosch, will...


28th November 2019

Chery Announces Powertrain Charge With New Engines

Chinese automaker Chery has announced three new ICE-employing powertrains are on its drawing boards while unveiling its latest SUV concept. Its Chery Tiggo 7 was unveiled at the 17th...


16th September 2019

Weekly Brief: EV Leg-Up in Europe But US Gives Gig Working a Kicking

The demand for electric vehicles may be iffy and the environmental benefits may be questionable. However, one thing is certain – the e-mobility revolution is happening, ready or not....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


11th September 2019

Concept Cars Don’t Disguise Lack of Production BEVs at Frankfurt

Mercedes and Hyundai showed off concept cars at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany – but production BEVs from the two were nowhere to be seen. The German...


9th September 2019

Mercedes Diesel PHEV Good for 55 Miles on Electric

Diesels are clearly still in fashion at Mercedes, as the German automaker announces a diesel-powered PHEV which can drive for over 50 miles on electric power alone. The vehicle,...


3rd September 2019

Connectivity Challenge With Consumer ‘No’ to Trackers

Consumers remain opposed to in-vehicle tracking devices posing serious challenges to carmakers’ plans for connected services. A survey of UK motorists found 70% of respondents didn’t want ‘Big Brother’...


19th August 2019

Mercedes Launches Three Baby PHEVs

Mercedes-Benz has announced three compact urban plug-in hybrids to its electrified EQ range. The models sit in the A and B classes of Mercedes’ overall lineup. They all have...


1st May 2019

BEVs Remain Worst For Global Warming

A group of German scientists have stoutly defended their claims that like-for-like comparisons prove BEVs promote global warming more than diesel powered vehicles. The ifo Institute for Economic Research...

22nd March 2019

Driverless Tech Testers Playing ‘Games’ With People’s Lives

Autonomous technology testers are risking the lives of thousands of members of the public because they trust gamification over military and aerospace simulation systems. That’s the stark warning of...

1st March 2019

AR Backseat Experience Could Lyft the Ride

Automotive infotainment is improving but is still a few “parsecs” away from a Star Wars “Dejarik” moment, where passengers are playing augmented reality games in the backseat as they...

By Robert Gray