26 Dec '14, 3pm

Mercedes Developing Four 500-600-Plus Horsepower Tesla-Competitve EVs #EV #autonews

Mercedes Developing Four 500-600-Plus Horsepower Tesla-Competitve EVs #EV #autonews

At other times Mercedes has been an investor in Tesla, a supplier of things like switchgear, a buyer of items like powertrain system components, and now it will build its own model s. That is, following a $2.44 billion investment for what may be a new chapter in the German company’s history, it is planning an all-wheel-drive 604-horsepower S-Class EV on a specially developed platform intended initially for two vehicle sizes, and four body styles. SEE ALSO: SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive Does The Nürburgring 7:56.234 Minutes What the actual names of these electric crossovers and sedans will be, and how this will all work out at this early stage leaves more questions than answers, but that Mercedes is following other Germans into the EV space goaded by Tesla is apparent. This report comes from German publication Autobild , and Mercedes-Benz’s 2 billion euro commitment centers ...

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