Mercedes-Benz

  • Mercedes-Benz expands car sharing service Croove beyond pilot phase

    Mercedes-Benz expands car sharing service Croove beyond pilot phase

    Mercedes-Benz started testing out a new car sharing service in December of last year, debuting Croove in a limited pilot allowing people to rent out their cars on-demand for short stints in Munich. The program has proven successful enough for Mercedes to expand it to other German cities, including Berlin, where it began operations in mid-April. The Daimler-owned car brand’s program is… Read More

  • Mercedes-Benz speeds up the launch timeline for 10 new electric vehicles

    Mercedes-Benz speeds up the launch timeline for 10 new electric vehicles

    Mercedes-Benz had already committed to launch 10 new electric vehicle models within the next decade, but now it’s looking to launch them by 2022, which is at least three years earlier than it had previously discussed. Mercedes sees the shift to electric as a more urgent one than it anticipated, and wants to lead, rather than follow as the industry makes this shift. Bloomberg reports… Read More

  • How does the Lucid Air stack up against the competition?

    How does the Lucid Air stack up against the competition?

    Now that we know that the Lucid Air will start at $60,000 (before applying the federal tax credit that’s available for electric vehicles), people are going to start comparison shopping. The first competitor that springs to mind is that other all-electric luxury sedan, the Tesla Model S. The Air is significantly less expensive than the Model S 60, especially at the base level, where the… Read More

  • Car2go’s North American fleet will be mostly Mercedes-Benz by the end of 2017

    Car2go’s North American fleet will be mostly Mercedes-Benz by the end of 2017

    Car2go is making a significant change to its car-sharing operation in North America, which will see its fleet of short-term rental vehicles made up of mostly Mercedes-Benz vehicles by the end of this year. The company is rolling out 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLAs in cities including Austin, Portland, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington, D.C. to begin with, with plans to expand to more… Read More

  • Check out the real world version of the Mercedes-Benz drone delivery van

    Check out the real world version of the Mercedes-Benz drone delivery van

    At CES this year, Mercedes-Benz brought a polished, complete version of their drone delivery van to display, complete with drones nested up on the roof, and a working intelligent front LED display. The van was impressive in person, a Cylon-esque facade hiding a working mobile warehouse within. Mercedes-Benz and drone startup Matternet unveiled the concept in September, which they refer to as… Read More

  • Nvidia and Mercedes-Benz to bring an AI car to market within a year

    Nvidia and Mercedes-Benz to bring an AI car to market within a year

    Nvidia already announced a partnership at CES to bring a AI self-driving car to production, and now Mercedes-Benz is also teaming up with the GPU-maker on a vehicle with AI on board. Nvidia and Mercedes-Benz are also setting an ambitious timeline for their goal; the two will field this new vehicle within the next 12 months, Nvidia confirmed to TechCrunch. The news came out on stage at a… Read More

  • Mercedes launches car-sharing service Croove

    Mercedes launches car-sharing service Croove

    For something like a century, car makers have sold one car to one person one time and then waited for them to wear out that car and come back to the dealership for another one. Increasingly, that model is outmoded, and Mercedes-Benz is putting another nail in that model’s coffin with Croove. The car-sharing service launched in Munich this month with a couple of twists. Croove is a… Read More

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e soothes range anxiety

    2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e soothes range anxiety

    The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e plug-in hybrid sedan is not a Tesla fighter. It’s not even much of a Chevy Volt fighter. It is a very comfortable, very refined plug-in-hybrid mid-range Mercedes. So if that’s your jam, this is your car. The C350e has a 2-liter gasoline engine and a 60-kW electric motor, for a combined 275 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, which means¬†quick merging on… Read More

  • Formula E grows, gains cred

    Formula E grows, gains cred

    This morning, Faraday Future Dragon Racing unveiled its livery for the third season of the Formula E all-electric open-wheel racing series in Hong Kong. The car’s black-and-white fade pattern echoes the Faraday Future logo, though the company says the design takes its cues from an electromagnetic wave. In the video below, Pontus Fontaeus, chief designer of interiors at Faraday, says… Read More