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Mercedes-Benz reveals its first electric car: meet the Mercedes-Benz EQS

Mercedes-Benz is giving up the growl.

The German luxury automotive brand on Thursday debuted its first-ever electric sedan, the Mercedes-Benz EQS.

The company is describing the EQS as a sibling of the recently redesigned high-end S-class, which is typically considered the brand’s most luxurious ride. But the slightly shorter vehicle, which Mercedes has been teasing in advertisements, has its own electric architecture.

The EQS is expected to compete directly with electric cars like the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan. It will debut as a 2022 model and while a starting price hasn’t been announced, car-research site Edmunds recently estimated $110,000.

Missing the trademark engine roar associated with high-performance gas-powered models, the EQS will nonetheless deliver significant power, albeit with a quiet electric motor.

The first versions sold in the U.S. will be the EQS 450+ with 329 horsepower and the EQS 580 4MATIC with 516 horsepower, both

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CarGurus Study Finds Over Half of Canadian Car Owners Plan to Invest in Electric Vehicles in the Next Ten Years

CarGurus Study Finds Over Half of Canadian Car Owners Plan to Invest in
Electric Vehicles in the Next Ten Years

Tesla once again atop most trusted EV brand; but most shoppers open to others

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CarGurus (Nasdaq: CARG),
a leading global online automotive marketplace, today announced its latest
consumer sentiment research focused on electric vehicles (EVs). The CarGurus
Electric Vehicle Sentiment Survey analyzed consumer feedback on an array of
EV-related topics, including the future ownership, opinions of EV brands and
vehicle styles, and overall purchase preferences.

When asked how likely they were to own an electric vehicle, 32% of respondents
noted that they were probably or definitely going to do so within the next
five years, with this number increasing to 54% within the next ten years.
There are still many consumers that would not yet consider owning one, though.
In the study, 
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Xpeng Stock Reverses After Unveiling First Electric Vehicle Of Its Kind

Xpeng (XPEV) unveiled its P5 electric car, touting it as the world’s first mass-produced EV equipped with lidar sensors. Xpeng stock turned lower.




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The P5 marks the Chinese EV startup’s third production vehicle and second electric sedan. It is “the world’s first production smart EV equipped with automotive-grade LIDAR technology,” Xpeng said in a release.

Some Wall Street analysts regard the emerging Tesla (TSLA) rival as an early leader in autonomous driving.

“Each new Xpeng model aims for a new high in technology, and the P5 is our most advanced and technically ambitious model yet,” said CEO He Xiaopeng.

Lidar technology uses pulsed laser light bouncing off objects to gauge their position, shape and distance. Lidar is expected to become a core self-driving technology, helping driverless vehicles “see” both static and moving objects on the roads, even in challenging weather and lighting conditions.

The

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VW teases larger ID.6 electric SUV ahead of auto show debut

VW has yet another round of electric vehicles in the pipeline, and it’s not waiting until the official launch to offer a hint of what to expect. Autoblog says the car maker has teased the ID.6 electric SUV ahead of its debut at the Shanghai auto show beginning April 21. The seven-seat EV will be larger than the ID.4 and will be available in two variants, the ID.6 X and ID.6 Crozz. However, the imagery shows that it won’t be as fanciful as the Roomzz concept from 2019 — VW has dropped the sliding doors in favor of more conventional entryways.

While VW hasn’t officially shared specs, Chinese regulatory leaks have suggested you’ll get the same power as the ID.4. You’ll get 201HP from a rear motor in standard ID.6 trim, and around 302HP for a dual-motor, all wheel driver model.

The company has made clear that the ID.6 X

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