Mercedes will introduce a subscription fee for car functions. The annual subscription fee of US$1,200 (approximately HK$9400) allows customers to obtain “accelerated upgrades” to fully exploit the performance potential of the Mercedes EQ series of electric vehicles. Users gain additional maximum horsepower, torque and overall performance.
Inspired by Tesla’s self-driving subscription service, many automakers plan to launch subscription services to increase the profitability of each car. According to the drive, Mercedes Benz will also launch a subscription service. Owners of Mercedes EQ series can upgrade the performance of their electric vehicles by subscribing to this service for an annual fee of US$1,200 (approximately HK$9,400). This “acceleration boost” subscription service can increase the motor output by 20-24%, and the zero-to-100km acceleration of Mercedes EQ series models can be increased by 0.8 to 1.0 seconds.
The performance improvement of different models after subscription is also different. After the Mercedes-EQ EQE 350 4MATIC subscribes to the acceleration service, the horsepower is increased from 288 horsepower to 349 horsepower, and the acceleration from zero to 100 kilometers is increased from 6.0 to 5.1 seconds; Mercedes-EQ EQE The SUV 350 4MATIC increases from 288 horsepower to 349 horsepower, and the acceleration from zero to 100 kilometers increases from 6.2 seconds to 5.2 seconds; the Mercedes-EQ EQS 450 4MATIC increases from 355 horsepower to 443 horsepower, and the zero-to-100-kilometer acceleration increases from 355 horsepower to 443 horsepower. The acceleration has been increased from 5.3 to 4.5 seconds; the Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV 4MATIC has increased from 355 horsepower to 443 horsepower, and the acceleration from zero to 100 kilometers has increased from 5.8 to 4.9 seconds.