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Mercedes-Benz ‘Flips The Switch’ On EQC Production At Its Bremen Factory

May 6th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Mercedes-Benz announced the start of production for its EQC this week, as chairman of the board Dieter Zetsche announced that, "this is the dawn of a new era at Mercedes." At a starting price of 59,900 euros, the EQC will be well-equipped, but will initially launch with the preconfigured 400 4MATIC Edition 1886, at a premium price of 84,930 euros

Mercedes-Benz EQC Sold Out For 2019, Probably 2020

February 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

A major media outlet in Germany reported this week that the Mercedes-Benz EQC is sold out for 2019, and probably 2020 as well. In an interview with Welt Online*, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said, "We are sure that we will not be able to meet the demand in 2019 and probably not by 2020."

TeslaMondo Returns!

November 12th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Editor's note: For many moons and months, TeslaMondo was perhaps my favorite thing on the internet. It is a blog that offers insightful and hilarious commentary on Tesla. Hold on, let me rephrase that — it offers tremendously insightful and insanely hilarious commentary on Tesla. Alas, for more than one year, the person* behind TeslaMondo stepped deeper into the shadows and TeslaMondo went silent (*no, that person isn't me, despite what some people have claimed and how much I wish that were the case)

Tesla Board Of Directors — Independent Candidate Ideas

September 30th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Tesla is looking for two new independent directors. There are many very capable candidates outside the normal business circles. We want candidates that will stay true to Tesla's mission, and can even protect Musk from market pressures by keeping an eye on the future

Mercedes Unveils The Fully Electric EQC SUV — 450km Range (Video)

September 4th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Chairman of the Board of Daimler and Head of Mercedes-Benz Dr. Dieter Zetsche officially unveiled the new fully electric Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV in Sweden today. The vehicle promises to bring all of the safety, comfort, quality, and convenience Mercedes-Benz is known for into an electric vehicle that has been completely reimagined from the ground up

Volkswagen Aims For Pan-European Battery Cell Union (Maybe)

September 16th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

It's one of the hottest debates in the EV enthusiast community these days: what's the best battery approach for automakers — vertical integration or simply buying batteries from top battery producers? Either approach could end up with lower costs and more advanced battery tech, depending on how the future rolls out*

Volkswagen & Mercedes Hasten Electric Car Activity — Tesla Wins Again

September 11th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Mercedes and Volkswagen have again announced hastened electric vehicle plans. This article is certainly about these companies and their plans — which we're very excited to report on today — but it would be a crime to not briefly highlight how they relate to Tesla, and why they are a "win" for Tesla. That bit is included at the end of the article, after getting through the hot news out of Germany

Daimler Shows Tesla Was Right — Superfast EV Charging Coalition Is Years Late

December 5th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

Editor's Note: Would a coalition-built superfast charging network have been ready for the Tesla Model 3? Will the freshly announced Daimler + Volkswagen + BMW + Ford network be anywhere close to Tesla's size or usefulness in 2020? 2025? 2030? Was Daimler really trying to help Tesla with some 2014 advice or was it simply trying to slow EV adoption? Anyhow, with those questions out of the way, on to TeslaMondo's great article

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