Classics Daimler wants to align passenger car business on e-mobility
Who's loving the semiconductor chip shortage? Car dealerships
With inventory so tight, car buyers are ready to pony up and pay sticker price.Reuters reported on the state of the industry on Monday and profiled a couple of dealerships caught in the middle of eager car buyers and too little inventory. It's a simple story of supply and demand: Automakers can't build enough new vehicles, due to chip shortages, and car buyers want them. In turn, many buyers have no problem paying sticker price and foregoing the wheeling and dealing that can knock a couple grand off the MSRP. Dealers get to keep even more cash in their pockets and buyers get their new car. Record profits ensue.
The car maker Daimler has made his goals on the way to the age of electromobility and will soon be completely adopted in the passenger car area.
In the future, one wanted to organize the whole business of the car trunk brand Mercedes-Benz on electric driving in the future, the Group announced today. Already in 2025, the Swabia want to achieve around 50 percent of their new sales with fully electric or plug-in cars - these are twice as much as planned as before. It is also prepared for "fully electrical" by the end of the decade.
Tested: 2021 BMW M4 Delivers What Matters
Do whatever it takes to ignore the new BMW M4's toothy grille and just drive it. Apparently, there's something about having a highly anticipated BMW M car that alters the atmosphere in Los Angeles. Months of blue skies and shorts weather ended as soon as our M4 test car arrived. Of course, correlation does not imply causation, but we're superstitious. A few years ago, a new M2 brought a massive storm during a multiyear drought, and now the M4 brings rain? You'd be a little'stitious too.
Investments More than 40 billion euros
The company announced, between 2022 and 2030 investments of more than 40 billion euros were provided in battery electrical vehicles. In concretely, with Mercedes all new vehicle architectures - the technical basis of car models - from 2025 only be electrical. In the same year you will introduce three new platforms. Also by the middle of the decade, the customer for each Mercedes model should in any case a fully electric alternative to choose from.
In view of the new edition, Daimler now wants to produce even with other companies together on a larger scale battery cells. With partners, one plan to build eight giga factories worldwide with a total capacity of more than 200 gigawatt hours. So far, the Group had rejected an independent large-scale cell production and set on suppliers. The planned battery cell factories are intended to complement the already planned network of nine factories, which assemble battery systems from the cell packets. The next battery generation will be highly standardized and suitable for use in more than 90 percent of all future Mercedes cars, it said.
Polestar 3 electric SUV coming in 2022, will be built in South Carolina .
The 3 will share a platform with the next-generation Volvo XC90.This news is hardly a surprise. The Polestar 3 will ride on an electrified version of Volvo's upcoming Scalable Product Architecture 2 (SPA 2) platform, which will also underpin the next-generation XC90 SUV. During an interview in October 2019, Volvo's US president and CEO, Anders Gustafsson, told us the new XC90 will be built in South Carolina starting in 2022, so it only makes sense that it'll be produced alongside the Polestar 3.