Thursday, April 15, 2021

All Electric New Mercedes S-Class EQS Delivered Stillborn


All Electric

New Mercedes S-Class EQS 


Many people have been talking about how the competition is coming to crush Tesla. To date, every potential competitor failed miserably including the Jaguar, iPace along with so many others. In my opinion the company that posed the greatest threat was Mercedes-Benz. Back in October of 2019 I published a story on about the upcoming 'Super-Cool' Mercedes-Benz EQS. We see the Mercedes EQS "Concept Car" as it was presented two years ago and it was AMAZING looking!!!!!

Today, Mercedes finally unveiled the new EQS production prototype and it could not be more disappointing as seen below. I can't even begin to put into works how disappointing the final design is. It NEVER ceases to amaze me how many companies show off a cool concept then deliver something terrible. I think if the production Mercedes looked identical to the concept it would have given the Tesla Models S a run for its money, but instead it Mercedes failed terribly.

WTF Mercedes !?!!

I've been saying since before the launch of the Tesla Cyber Truck that Tesla has the entire automotive industry in check-mate and now I can confirm that the only real hope for competition completely failed. I can't believe how ugly this car is, and I can't believe I am saying this but its design language looks like some kind of weird American Car design.

The new 2021 Plaid Tesla Model S is pictured below, which is largely based upon a 9 year old Model S design that received a facelift and wider hips and it is beyond timeless.

MKBHD posted this review of the interior of the new Mercedes EQS interior. Mercedes showcased the car initially with camouflage on the front and rear of the car which was a stupid waste of everybody's time, but after seeing is without the camo I now see why...

The Mercedes 'S Class' used to be the defacto car of wealthy leaders until the Tesla Model S came along and started radically capturing market share from Mercedes. In other words, people who used to drive Mercedes S Class models stopped buying them and bought switched to purchasing Tesla Model S. So the Mercedes EQS is designed to compete squarely against the Tesla Model S, and I think Mercedes failed miserably. Why? Mercedes copied MANY elements from the Tesla Model S, but in my opinion made it WAY TOO COMPLICATED, with WAY to many buttons and options as you will see in the video below:

Mercedes failure to genuinely innovate and simplify is making the former nameplate to continue to become passé. In my opinion as a designer, Mercedes needs to quickly transition and streamline the brand into the EV space and quickly exit the ICE business. Also, Mercedes needs to get rid of AMG, and having rice rockets is super cheesy. Just like Tesla's Model S, Mercedes S Class should offer one vehicle that has all the features, with two or three different levels of battery and performance. NOT eight zillion different options that confuse customers to death...

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Tesla Solar Roof Innovation

Tesla Solar Roof Innovation

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Sandy Munro interviews Elon Musk

Sandy Munro


Elon Musk

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

ZooX Fully Autonomous All-Electric Vehicle Built for Riders, Not Drivers

ZooX Fully Autonomous 

All-Electric Vehicle

Built for Riders, Not Drivers

I have written about ZooX in the past in my seminal article named "Thoughts On The Future of Autonomous Vehicles" and it is fascinating to see it coming to life. 

This IS the Shape of things to come!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tesla Battery Day

 Tesla Battery Day

I have been saying for some time now that Tesla has the entire automotive industry in check-mate, and after having watched Tesla's Battery Day I am even more certain of this fact.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Tesla's 2020 Q2 Earning Call End Game For All Other Car Companies

Tesla's 2020 Q2 Earning Call

End Game For All Other Car Companies

Today Audi admitted they are years behind Tesla, and VW announced they are a giant fan of Tesla. This video basically explains in simple terms why it's 'game-over' for the entire auto industry. Just to be clear, I realized on the evening of the launch of the CyberTruck that Tesla had the ENTIRE automotive industry in Check Mate.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Former Tesla Battery Engineer Vivas Kumar Sheds Amazing Light on Tesla Battery Roadmap

Former Tesla Battery Engineer

Vivas Kumar

Sheds Amazing Light on Tesla Battery Roadmap

This is a much watch video that will blow your mind!!!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Jay Leno Reviews Tesla Model Y

Jay Leno Reviews Tesla Model Y

Friday, May 22, 2020

Elon Musk Takes Jay Leno for a Test Drive in the 2021 CyberTruck

Elon Musk


Jay Leno

For a Test Drive in the 2021 CyberTruck

Jay Leno's Garage just published 3 preview videos of his upcoming review of the Tesla CyberTruck which he took on a test drive with Elon Musk

This next photo is amazing as it shows Elon Musk standing on the retractable Tesla CyberTruck Vault tonneau cover.

Jay Leno recently released his interview with Elon Musk from 2008 which can be watched below:

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Dyson Showcases $500 Million Electric Car That Was Abandoned...

Dyson Showcases 

$500 Million Electric Car

That Was Abandoned

Sir James Dyson recently showed off the result of his Electric car design research which he chose to abandon as he said if he brought it to market it could have destroyed his entire business. Electrek has a great article that goes into detail on this story. I know Dyson was working on developing solid state batteries and I can't help but wonder if part of the reason they abandoned their project as they realized Tesla already had the technology locked down?