Mercedes presents new EQG concept at IAA
At the IAA Mobility, Mercedes presented a near-production study of an electric G-Class. The Concept EQG is even supposed to surpass the legendary combustion engine model in some areas of off-road capability. For customers with an affinity for luxury, on the other hand, Mercedes is presenting another study in Munich.
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.
Mercedes-Maybach unveils electric concept in China
Mercedes has presented an all-electric crossover at the Beijing Motor Show. The concept, named the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury, combines the “DNA of an SUV with that of a saloon to produce an ultra-modern SUV of three-box design.”
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Electric Maybach concept: Mercedes has presented its luxury coupé Mercedes-Maybach 6 at the Monterey Car Week in California. Designed to be driven solely by electric power, it features four electric motors with a total of 550 kWh and an 80 kWh battery pack that allows the vehicle to go 500 km on one charge. Moreover, it has the ability to charge with 350 kW.
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Electric seven-seater: At the same event but with a different clientele in mind, Chinese start-up Iconiq Motors and Dubai-based W Motors took the wraps off its concept called Seven. No technical details about the electric seven-seater minivan have been released but it is said to the road soon.
Focus Electric gets battery upgrade: Getting in line with competitors, Ford will increase battery capacity for its electric model in 2017. The then 33,5 kWh battery (now 23 kWh) can be charged using CCS. Moreover, the Ford C-Max Energi will get a small makeover.
Ampera-e to top Chevy Bolt? According to Opel’s head of marketing Tina Müller, the Opel Ampera-e will have more range than the Chevy Bolt that it is based on. The latter is said to have a range of 330 km. What Opel is aiming for, is still unknown. The secret will be revealed mid-September.
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BAIC kicks off production: The all-electric sedan EH400 is now going into serial production. It will be built by BAIC’s subsidiary BJEV and is said to have a range of 400 km.
Employee snatching: According to The Detroit Bureau, Faraday Future has snatched Apple’s Bart Nabbe, who has worked on the latter’s project Titan. He will assume the position of director of strategic partnerships, after working as a key researcher for Apple.