After Middle East Debut, Mercedes Electric Cars Recalled for Faulty Bolt
Daimler AG, an automotive corporation headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, has announced recalling for 1,700 of Mercedes electric cars due to a possible defective bolt in the differential that controls the rotating wheels in a turn. The announcement was made on October 28 to clarify the news.
A report by a German industry publication, kfz betrieb said, “The bolts in the differential could break, forcing Daimler to rework the cars.” Refusing to pass any comments on the detail, a spokesman for Daimler said even though the repairs happened to be on the Mercedez-Benz EQC, the bolt could just as easily have been fitted on a combustion engine car.
Early in October, a copied version of Mercedes electric cars made its debut in Dubai’s Gitex. The EQ Silver Arrow 01 is the latest addition to the ABB FIA Formula E Championship line-up. The car is currently displayed at the booth of tech firm SAP.
By displaying innovative technologies to the forefront, SAP is showing the potential advancements in tech that can be adopted by Expo 2020 Dubai. Being the official business performance partner for the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team and perfectly utilising the Co-Innovation Lab in the UAE, SAP is all set to design the People of Determination Platform.
Speaking of the Racing team of Mercedes-Benz, the Formula E Team will debut on the circuit in Season 6 of the championship that will be held at Diriyah E-Prix 2019 on November 22.
By launching the Mercedes electric cars, labelled EQC 400 4MATIC, in Korea, the automotive firm has toughened competition between car makers over EVs in the local market. Some more e-cars launched by other companies like Jaguar’s I-Pace and Tesla’s Model 3 are also catching up to the changing market trends.
Introduced in September last year, the new EQC was unveiled in Korea at the Seoul Motor Show in March. The Mercedes electric cars have been introduced keeping in mind the future mobility strategy of the firm.
Priced at $89,430, the Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 $MATIC will be having a home charger and a prepaid unlimited charging card with a one-year validity.
Even though countries are thinking about climate and introducing electric vehicles in the market, the real question is how will the energy requirement for running these electric cars be fulfilled. If the expected nine million vehicles need to be charged every day, we will need 50 percent more electricity than currently available. In that case, even luxury Mercedes electric cars won’t be able to solve the issue.
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