Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz To Enter Formula E in Season Five

While the Formula E is just now entering its third season, Mercedes-Benz GP Ltd has already secured the option to join the electric racing series for its fifth season. Interestingly, Mercedes-Benz is interested in creating its own team rather than joining an existing one. The Formula E is preparing to allow two new…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 3

Automakers Ask Trump To Ease Emissions Rules, EV Mandates – Get Ready For A War

It didn’t take the “Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers” long to cobble together a lobbying request for President-elect Donald Trump to roll-back emission mandates and “alternative powertrains” (think plug-in electric vehicles) requirements.  Just ~48 hours after Hillary Clinton ceded the election to Trump, the group has put together a eight page letter (PDF here)…

3 months ago by Jay Cole 170

Mercedes-Benz Design Chief: EVs To Fundamentally Change Vehicle Design

Mercedes-Benz design chief Gorden Wagener says that the electrification of automobiles could forever change the architecture of vehicles going forward. Quoting Wagener: “The architecture is going to change fundamentally.” Mercedes-Benz’ Generation EQ Concept marks the start of electric cars designed from the ground up by Mercedes. As Automotive News explains:…

3 months ago by Eric Loveday 27

October 2016 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

A year ago plug-in electric vehicle sales were pretty bleak, with October of 2015 showing the 6th consecutive monthly pullback. Now a year later those old results seem far in the past, as this month’s result – while not the huge gains we have been used to, still marks a full year’s…

4 months ago by Jay Cole 50