Mercedes Benz

29th November 2022

Mercedes-Benz Facing BEV Performance Boost Backlash

Mercedes-Benz is facing a consumer backlash after announcing a performance boosting upgrade for its premium BEVs in the US on an annual subscription basis. The plan, which echoes Tesla’s...

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17th November 2022

Stellantis Pounces on AV Tech as Others Waver

Just as Stellantis has accelerated its services in shared mobility as others decamp, the automaker group is forging ahead with investments in the autonomous space. Hardly had the ink...

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27th June 2022

Weekly Brief: Transportation Change is Happening in Fits-and-Starts

Cruise started charging for rides in its robo-taxis in San Francisco last week, marking the dawn of a new era for urban mobility for major US cities. Anyone in...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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27th May 2022

Flexible Car-Share Models Look Most Likely to Succeed

Mercedes-Benz Mobility and BMW’s announcement that they plan to sell their car-sharing joint venture Share Now to automaker Stellantis, the parent company of car-sharing business Free2move, offers Stellantis the...

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23rd May 2022

Weekly Brief: Ultramini BEVs Unlikely to Score in Supersizing US

The EV revolution is going ultramini. Nissan and Mitsubishi unveiled a pair of mini electric vehicles that will hit the Japanese market this summer. Everything about the EVs is...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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9th May 2022

Weekly Brief: Stellantis Soars as Others Ditch Mobility Opportunities

When Fiat Chrysler Automobiles merged with French automaker PSA in January 2021, pundits wondered if the result would be another dysfunctional three-headed conglomerate like Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. Instead, the newly named...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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25th April 2022

Weekly Brief: Tesla Reaps Rewards of Traditional Automaker BEV Ads

Tesla smashed analyst expectations with a record $3.3Bn profit in the first quarter of 2022. The EV maker delivered roughly 310,000 vehicles between January and March, almost twice what...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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20th April 2022

Mercedes-Benz EQS in Three Performance Packages

Mercedes-Benz’s new luxury BEV cross-over will come to market in three enhanced performance versions. The ‘entry level’ EQS 450+ boasts a power output of 261bhp and maximum torque of...

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1st February 2022

Monster Plug-In Mercedes Most Powerful Production Model

Mercedes has unveiled its most powerful production car in the shape of the plug-in hybrid Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE Performance. This motorway monster claims a system output of 838bhp...

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24th January 2022

Weekly Brief: US Insurers Pop the Bubble of ADAS Safety Claims

Advanced driver assistance systems got a rude wake-up call last week from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. IIHS is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides safety ratings for...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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17th January 2022

Weekly Brief: EVs Start Walking-the-Walk Towards Mass Adoption

The electric vehicle revolution won’t be a revolution until the business fundamentals support it. Consumer curiosity, federal tax breaks, automaker incentives and environmental angst only go so far. If...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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4th January 2022

Mercedes-Benz’s 620-miler Halo BEV Close to Market Ready

Mercedes-Benz claims it is on the cusp of bringing a 1,000km (620-mile) range halo BEV model to market by combining the best of currently available technologies. As an illustration,...

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