Mercedes-Benz Unveils First North American Charging Hub in U.S.

Mercedes-Benz has launched its first Mercedes-Benz Charging Hub in Sandy Springs, Georgia, at the headquarters of Mercedes-Benz USA. The company first announced its charging network plans back in January. This hub marks the beginning of a widespread network of premium electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across North America, as part of Mercedes-Benz’s over $1 billion […]

Mercedes ‘Drive Pilot’ Gets U.S. Approval, Costs $2,500/year

Mercedes-Benz says it has become the first automaker to receive state approval in the U.S. for the deployment of its SAE Level 3 conditionally automated driving vehicle, known as Drive Pilot. The system is set to make its on-road debut in California and Nevada in late 2023 with a limited fleet of Level 3 equipped […]

Mercedes-Benz Latest to Adopt Tesla Charging Connectors

Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to integrate the North American Charging Standard (NACS) into its electric vehicle (EV) line-up starting in 2025, making it the first German Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to do so. The company will also provide an adapter from 2024 onwards to enable its existing Combined Charging System (CCS) Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) […]

Mercedes-Benz Unveils ‘Global’ Charging Network to Rival Tesla Superchargers

Mercedes-Benz announced plans for a “global” high-power charging network at CES 2023 this week. While the company has previously partnered with charging network operators like Canada’s FLO for electric vehicle (EV) charging in the past, its newest plans are for Mercedes-Benz branded chargers. Mercedes-Benz will start establishing its charging network this year in North America […]

Mercedes-Benz Opens First EV-Only Store in Japan

German automaker Mercedes-Benz opened its first store in Japan featuring only electric vehicles (EVs), in hopes of capturing some of the market as it shifts to EVs, according to a report from Nikkei Asia. The store was opened on Tuesday in a two-story building in Yokohama south of Tokyo. The city is also home to […]

Mercedes Offers EV ‘Acceleration Increase’ Upgrade for $1,200 Per Year

Automakers are shifting toward offering subscription-based feature upgrades like Tesla, with Mercedes now selling a boost feature for a yearly charge. Mercedes-Benz announced a $1,200 per year upgrade for what it calls an “acceleration increase,” cutting up to a second off of its EQ vehicles’ acceleration times, according to a report from The Drive. The […]

Mercedes G-Class Electric SUV to Debut in 2024

During a media roundtable earlier this week, Mercedes Chairman Ola Källenius said the company plans to unveil its first all-electric version of the premium G-Class SUV sometime in 2024 (via Autoblog). Källenius told the press that he already test-drove a prototype G-Class electric vehicle (EV) last fall at Mercedes’ testing facility in Graz, Austria. He […]

Rivian Partners with Mercedes on Electric Van Production

Rivian and Mercedes-Benz signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a strategic partnership to produce electric vans, as detailed in a press release shared on Thursday. The joint venture will produce custom electric vans for both brands, with both automakers seeking leverage on shared investments and costs. Rivian and Mercedes are also looking to increase operational […]

Mercedes Launches EV Production in Alabama with EQS SUV

Mercedes on Thursday officially started manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs) in the U.S. at its 6-million-square-foot assembly plant in Vance, Alabama — reports Automotive News. The German luxury automaker announced it is starting production with its first U.S.-made crossover, a battery-powered version of its GLS SUV, known as the EQS. It will be one of two […]

Volkswagen and Mercedes Sign Battery Supply Chain Deal with Canada

After news broke that Volkswagen and Mercedes would be signing a trade deal with Canada, an officially signed a memorandum of understanding to solidify tariff-free raw materials contracts was announced on Tuesday. The memorandum of understanding was signed on Tuesday in Toronto by Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry […]

Volkswagen, Mercedes Sign Raw Materials Trade Deals with Canada

Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz are set to sign agreements with Canada to receive raw materials including lithium, nickel and cobalt without strict tariffs and tax regulations, according to sources familiar with the matter (via Bloomberg). U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration passed new rules for raw materials prioritizing local suppliers, thought to be a part of what […]

Mercedes Vision EQXX Electric Vehicle Hits 747 Miles on Single Charge

The Vision EQXX electric vehicle (EV) from Mercedes-Benz has set a new record for range, travelling 747 miles (1,202 km) from the company’s home base in Stuttgart, Germany to the Silverstone racetrack in the U.K. on a single charge — reports CNET. Mercedes’s Vision EQXX toppled its own previous record, which was 626.3 miles (1,007 […]