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December 3, 2021- by Steven E. Greer, MD
I have been seriously trying to buy an electric car for many years. However, the Teslas are either too long of a delivery time or have fatal flaws (i.e., the batteries have a finite lifespan but you cannot replace them. That means you have to lease the car, and I do not lease.).
Meanwhile, the old-school gasoline engine companies have been giving lip-service to electric but dragging their feet. Well, the Great Reset movement has them finally getting serious about electric, but they have failed.
The Mercedes-Benz all-electric EQS 450+ is been shipped to dealers. There are only 20 or so in the country and they are not for sale. I was getting my car serviced when the dealer got this one in. I drove it.
It is much slower than the Tesla. A Tesla will deliver well over 1-G in force and feels like a jet because of the large motors. Mercedes put small motors in this.
More importantly, the outside styling is ugly. One way to go after Tesla would be to make a better looking car. Mercedes failed badly. This looks like a large Prius.
It is appearing as if the only carmakers able to make electric will be the new ones without the baggage of their gas-DNA history. Lucid, Rivian, and Tesla will continue to dominate this market, I predict. Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, GM, Ford, etc. have all failed to deliver vehicles at all. It is has been all promises and deadlines missed each year. Now, the prototypes look bad.