梅賽德斯-奔馳將推出加速器訂閱費

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梅賽德斯-奔馳將推出加速器訂閱費

梅賽德斯-奔馳將在美國提供一項在線訂閱服務,以使其電動汽車的速度更快。

每年花費1200美元(991英鎊)(不含稅),該公司將使其一些車輛從0-60英里/小時加速一秒。

梅賽德斯向BBC新聞證實,它目前不打算在英國引進 "加速器"。

它將在美國的梅賽德斯-EQ EQE 350和EQS 450車輛以及它們的SUV對應車型上購買。

根據梅賽德斯美國在線商店的說法,該功能 "以電子方式增加 "汽車發動機的輸出,以及扭矩。

總的來說,它估計這相當於增加了20-24%的輸出,使梅賽德斯-EQ 350 SUV能夠在大約5.2秒內從0-60英里/小時加速,而不使用該功能則需要6.2秒。

蘇格蘭汽車作家協會主席、鄧迪的《信使報》汽車編輯Jack McKeown說,奔馳的新功能 "不令人驚訝,但令人沮喪"。

"他說:"當你為電話或寬帶支付月費時,你是在為公司提供和維護一個數據網絡而付費。

他說:"奔馳要求你為它已經安裝在汽車上的硬件付費--當你買車的時候,它可能已經從中獲得了利潤。

"試圖從訂閱服務中獲取更多的利潤是一個令人擔憂的趨勢,我希望消費者會對它產生反感。"

今年7月,寶馬公司宣布客戶可以每月支付25英鎊來解鎖他們汽車中的加熱座椅和方向盤,從而面臨反擊。


Mercedes-Benz is to offer an online subscription service in the US to make its electric cars speed up quicker.

For an annual cost of $1,200 (£991) excluding tax, the company will enable some of its vehicles to accelerate from 0-60mph a second faster.

Mercedes has confirmed to BBC News it currently does not plan to introduce "Acceleration Increase" in the UK.

It will be available for purchase in the US on the Mercedes-EQ EQE 350 and EQS 450 vehicles, as well as their SUV counterparts.

According to the Mercedes US online store, the feature "electronically increases" the output of the car's motor, as well as the torque.

All told, it estimates this amounts to a 20-24% increase in output, allowing a Mercedes-EQ 350 SUV to accelerate from 0-60mph in about 5.2 seconds, as opposed to 6.2 seconds without the subscription.

Jack McKeown, Association of Scottish Motoring Writers president and motoring editor of the Courier newspaper, in Dundee, said Mercedes's new feature was "unsurprising but dispiriting".

"When you pay a monthly subscription for a phone or for broadband, you're paying for the company to supply and maintain a data network," he said.

"Mercedes is asking you to pay for hardware it has already installed in the car - and which it presumably already made a profit margin on when you bought the car.

"Trying to leverage even more profit out of subscription services is a worrying trend and I hope there is a consumer backlash against it."

In July, BMW faced a backlash when it announced customers could pay £25 per month to unlock heated seats and steering wheels in their cars.

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