UPDATED: May 18 17:15 CET - adds details, comment

Mercedes to make compact EV in France

Daimler plans to invest $589 million into its plant in Hambach, France, to start producing a compact electric car for Mercedes. The new car, which will be part of Mercedes' EQ electric subbrand, will be built alongside the battery-powered Smart ForTwo.

UPDATED: May 18 17:15 CET - adds details, comment

Mercedes-Benz recalls 42,800 Smart ForTwos for fire risk

Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 42,781 vehicles in the U.S. after discovering a potential fire risk in the engine compartment.


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