Mercedes-Benz to offer new EQ models in the USA
In the USA, Mercedes-Benz has announced several new EQ models for the model year 2023. With the addition of the new models, the German carmaker says it is following on from the EQS Sedan with even more all-electric options for US customers.
Mercedes EQB to launch in two AWD variants
Mercedes-Benz has revealed more technical details about its EQB, which was presented in April. In Europe, two all-wheel-drive variants will initially be offered: The EQB 300 4Matic with 168 kW and the EQB 350 4Matic with 215 kW output.
Daimler to use LFP cells from 2024
Mercedes-Benz will switch to cheaper but less powerful batteries for electric models in the lower price segment in the future in order to counteract increasing costs for some battery metals. This step was specifically announced for two models.
Mercedes EQB enters serial production
Series production of the all-electric Mercedes EQB has started at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét, Hungary. The EQB, which was presented in April, is manufactured there for the world markets – only the China-specific version is built by the joint venture BBAC in Beijing.
Daimler to present the EQE at the IAA
Daimler is planning eight premieres at the IAA Mobility from 7 to 12 September in Munich, five of which are fully electrically powered models. Among them is the electric E-Class counterpart EQE, but also a European premiere of an already presented electric model.
Mercedes EQB: a compact seven-seater with combi-van qualities
Mercedes has just presented its second compact electric SUV, the EQB, at Auto China in Shanghai. Despite similar technology, Mercedes’ new electric car promises to be more than just an angular version of the EQA. The German carmaker even ascribes the five-or seven-seater the “qualities of a compact estate car”.
Mercedes reveals production locations for EQ ramp up
Mercedes-Benz is now providing a comprehensive overview of the production sites for its electric offensive for the EQ brand. Production of the EQA at the Rastatt plant in Germany among others has already started ahead of the model’s world premiere on 20 January 2021.
Mercedes-Benz plans two more electric SUVs
Mercedes currently offers two battery-electric models with the EQC and EQV. The big breakthrough is to follow in 2021 with the premiere of a new electric architecture for premium electric models starting with the EQS. Daimler now confirmed two more e-SUV models on the new platform.
Daimler in talks to sell French Hambach plant
Daimler plans to sell its plant in Hambach, France, where they build the Smart electric vehicles. In 2018, Daimler had announced that the factory would also make a compact model of the electric car brand EQ, presumably the EQB.
Mercedes confirms new electric SUV model EQB
Daimler executives have confirmed new models at the auto shows in New York and Shanghai. Mercedes-Benz will launch the new compact SUV GLB in 2021 and turn it into a fully electric car called EQB at the same time. The carmaker also presented a special edition of its EQC EV.