19 May '17, 1pm

Mercedes launches home energy-storage battery, echoing Tesla

Mercedes launches home energy-storage battery, echoing Tesla

Mercedes-Benz Energy Battery Enlarge Photo As Tesla regularly points out, the lithium-ion battery cells used in electric cars can also serve in home energy-storage units. Now, a Daimler company will go up against Tesla in that field under the branding of its most famous luxury-car make. Mercedes-Benz Energy announced yesterday that it is working with Vivint Solar to develop home energy-storage products. DON'T MISS: Mercedes to launch 10 electric cars by 2025 under EQ sub-brand The collaboration marks the first time that the German manufacturer has worked with a U.S. solar company. Mercedes-Benz, however, has been selling battery systems in Europe and South Africa since early this year, according to The New York Times . The company's press release says the project will utilize expertise the automaker has honed while developing battery technology for electric vehicles specif...

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