Mercedes Finally Has a Tesla Competitor With the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS

The Hyperscreen drives home the impression that Mercedes isn’t taking this EV lightly. Rather, the automaker is looking to make a splash, underscored by goodies including remote door opening and closing, illuminated seat surrounds, backlit trim elements, and several engineered audio tracks that play while the vehicle is accelerating to compensate for the lack of traditional engine hum. Mercedes knows luxury like perhaps no other brand, and it looks like the EQS will leverage this knowledge to separate itself from other upscale EVs.

The EQS will be faster than the Model S, right?

Hold your horses, slick. Mercedes’ new luxe

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BMW finally buckles under the strain of global chip shortage

BMW AG is giving way to the global shortage of semiconductors after months of managing to maintain output in the latest indication the auto industry’s supply-chain woes are only getting worse.

The automaker will pause Mini car production at its Oxford, England, factory for three days starting April 30, according to a spokeswoman. It’s also reducing shifts this week at its plant in Regensburg, Germany.

BMW was one of the last remaining major automakers unscathed by a shortage of chips expected to cost the industry tens of billions of dollars in revenue this year. Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk this

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Has the German automotive industry finally heard the wake-up call?

If you had asked the CEOs of Germany’s premium manufacturers three years ago about electric mobility, the answers (with one exception) would have been pretty evasive, if not downright dismissive.

No one at Audi, BMW, Daimler or Porsche would have believed in the triumph of electric cars. The only exception was VW boss Herbert Diess, who was persuaded early on to make a commitment in favor of the electric drive. This was presumably due to an important fact: the diesel scandal that had been smoldering since 2015.

Last week, both Herbert Diess of VW and Oliver Zipse of BMW

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