In today’s edition of EV News Daily, we have covered headlines from Mercedes Benz which is considering building a small crossover inspired by the G-Class, Tesla Gigafactory Berlin which has achieved production milestone, LG Energy Solutions which is in talks with Toyota to Supply EV Batteries.
Mercedes-Benz is Considering a Small Rugged Crossover Inspired by the G-Class
- Mercedes-Benz is considering building a small rugged crossover inspired by the G-Class for its new family of entry-level luxury models.
- The compact SUV would be built on Mercedes’s versatile Mercedes Modular Architecture (MMA) platform same as the upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLA.
- It is expected to arrive with a choice of electric and combustion-engine powertrains.
- It would be Mercedes’s fifth entry-level luxury model if it enters production, alongside four other models due to be launched over the next three years.
- The baby Mercedes-Benz G-Class will rival the likes of the Jeep Avenger, and Ford Explorer and would be crucial in establishing ‘G’ as a Mercedes sub-brand.
Tesla Giga Berlin Achieves Production Rate of 5k Builds per Week
- Tesla Gigafactory Berlin has achieved a production rate of 5,000 Model Ys per week which also means GigaBerlin has hit its first big planned milestone of producing 250k EVs every year.
- At the end of February, Gigafactory Berlin had a production rate of 4,000 units per week, it is remarkable that the factory was able to increase the production rate by 1,000 units per week in just one month.
- GigaBerlin is approved to produce 500,000 vehicles per year, now that it has achieved its milestone with Model Y production, Tesla is expected to add a new model to the production line.
- As per sources, Tesla has also recently applied with the authorities to increase the production at GigaBerlin to one million units per year.
LG Energy Solutions is in Talks with Toyota to Supply EV Batteries
- LG Energy Solution’s Chief Executive Officer, Kwon Young Soo said that the battery giant is in talks with Toyota Motors to supply electric vehicle (EV) batteries.
- LG Energy Solutions is the world’s third-largest EV battery manufacturer and a supplier to auto giants like Tesla and General Motors.
- LG Energy Solutions also announced it would infuse a $5.6 billion investment in its stalled U.S. battery project in Arizona so as to qualify for incentives from the U.S. federal.
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