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Old 12-18-2019, 05:27 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JSH View Post
In the EU a company's fleet average has to be 95 grams per km or below. The fine for each car above 95 grams is $106 per gram. EVs will go a long way towards offsetting fines from gas vehicles. (Daimler's average for 2019 was 135 g/km)
That's correct. Also, from my pov, Daimler refrains from selling outside of EU is:
  • incentives are increasing over the upcoming years in Europe, while it's the opposite in Asia and US
  • risk of not (yet) having EV services fully rolled out (Audi had quite a number of recalls with their EVs in the US)... at least from friends working in Daimler's battery team, I know they still were in trouble (one year ago) to get their battery management running flawlessly...what I think makes them 'all & big in - averse'

...reason for their marketing is, that if they can't sell, they at least want to have the brand globally "electrified" to be ready once they sell.

However, that's just my personal opinion.

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