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Opinion: Mercedes EVs will get you home on the range

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The first ‘car’ ever made may have worn the Benz badge, but Mercedes-Benz isn’t leading the way in EV charging a century later.

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When we think of mass-produced EV pioneers General Motors, Tesla, Nissan, and BMW that will be pictured next to that entry in a 21st century encyclopedia – but it looks like it’s Mercedes that has finally kicked the concept of mass EV adoption firmly into viable realms.

Putting aside all the talk of emission quotas, expanding infrastructure, urban low-emission zones, and government incentives is to come to the simple and unavoidable conclusion that the one simple thing all drivers want is to get in their cars and know they’ll get there. objective. B is about the time they expect it – and that’s what will really drive EV uptake.

And Mercedes knows that. While other manufacturers are clamoring for seats made from recycled bottles and 350kW charging functionality that can only be used on 4% of working chargers, Stuttgart has bet big on the idea that crowds will flock to the longest-range EVs – and this is it. the gamble is sure to pay off given the still rickety international charging network and relatively long charging times.

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But perhaps the most exciting aspect of the future-looking Mercedes-Benz EQXX concept is that it demonstrates that unrivaled aerodynamic and technical efficiency can be achieved without compromising Mercedes’ aspirational appeal, which could signal a shift away from monolithic design cues and without the necessary features. is a hallmark of the EQ family.

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