Drive Wire: Mercedes Takes Aim At Tesla

The electric car market is about to get a big jolt. Mercedes-Benz is planning a few new electric models, and will show the first of these at the Paris Auto Show this September. Mercedes hasn’t said exactly which models they’ll electrify, only that the list will include two sedans and two SUV’s. It’s expected that the concept we’ll see in Paris will be an electric variant on the GLC class, due for production in 2019. This is definitely a shot across Tesla’s bow, as well as a big entry into the electric car market. And if nothing else, the more companies working on the electric car, the better electric cars will be.