Mercedes says eSprinter Van is Too Shitty for the United States

There’s been a lot of excitement around Mercedes recently launched EV Sprinter Van in Europe, but Mercedes has decided that it is too shitty to launch in the United States for now. Mercedes has decided not to offer the eSprinter in the U.S. because safety specifications and other performance requirements cannot be sufficiently met. Automotive […]

BMW and Daimler Announce They’ve Shit the Bed in Autonomy Partnership

If you’re following the autonomy race closely, you’ve probably already heard that BMW and Daimler released a joint statement ending their autonomy partnership yesterday. The memo was one of the funniest things I’ve read in a while, because it sums up the state of autonomy software at legacy automakers so well. I wanted to pick […]

Dealerships Across America Destroyed in Latest Hit to Legacy Auto

The first half of 2020 has been trying for almost everyone, and that includes legacy auto. As if production and supply chain issues weren’t enough, many stealerships dealerships across America have been vandalized and attacked. In many cases cars were destroyed, crashed, or stolen. Whitney McDonald and Krystal Hur have the story at Automotive News: […]

Mercedes “Tesla Killer” EQC Sold 700 Units Total

Simon Alvarez has the latest on the Mercedes-Benz EV, the EQC: The Mercedes-Benz EQC, a vehicle once considered as a potential “Tesla Killer” and a legitimate threat to the Model X, has reportedly sold less than 700 units in its home country since it was launched. This was according to data from Germany’s Federal Motor […]

Daimler Cuts More than 10,000 Jobs Worldwide

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler tried to sneak some news past Amerians during the holiday weekend: Daimler, the German carmaker that owns Mercedes-Benz, has said it will shed at least 10,000 jobs worldwide as it seeks to fund the switch to electric cars. Daimler personnel chief Wilfried Porth told journalists the number of jobs lost would […]

Daimler admits Robotaxi failure

Interesting story at Fortune from a few days ago from David Meyer, titled “Why Mercedes’s Self-Driving Trucks Are Set to Overtake Its Robotaxis” (nice spin). Don’t hold your breath for a self-driving Mercedes car anytime soon. Fortune Don’t worry, I wasn’t 😂 But everyone who was can now exhale! Anybody? At Daimler’s capital market day […]