Why in Australia? Just how big of a market does MB have in Australia?
2/3 the size of Canada
Perhaps AUS is a good low population proving ground.
Powerwall launched here too.
Meh. Daimler divested in TSLA once they realized Elon would never allow Tesla Motors' technology to be used in hybrid cars, I believe. Same with Toyota and their HFCEVs.
It's good MB is moving in this direction. A bit slow, but hybrids are better than ICE. I'd like to see more EVs by MB, but I'm sure there is a lot of internal politics slowing progress.
Don't forget that Tesla provided the battery and drivetrain for both MB B Class and & Toyota's SUV. Once Tesla became a significant competitor in the luxury category, perhaps MB/Toyota concluded the would be better on their own. I think Tesla still works with MB and some parts in Tesla's come from MB's suppliers that were designed by MB (the stalks come to mind).
"Red Sage ca us | July 16, 2016
Elon would never allow Tesla Motors' technology to be used in hybrid cars"
How does that help to accomplish more green environment?
I am certain that 'greenest' is better than 'more green'.
Stopgap babystep dragass maneuvers help nothing whatsoever at this juncture.