Mercedes-Benz announced it’s going to implement a subscription payment for electrical automobile drivers who need to go sooner.
The posh automaker mentioned it’s going to cost house owners of its new Mercedes-EQ electrical automobile fashions $1,200 a 12 months for the power to speed up shortly.
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The “Acceleration Enhance” subscription package deal is listed as “coming quickly” on the Mercedes-Benz web site.
“Unleash enhanced efficiency on your automotive,” the automaker’s included in an inventory of perks of the package deal. “Noticeable enchancment in acceleration of 0.8 to 1.0 seconds (0-60 MPH).”
The subscription package deal follows Tesla’s “Ludacris mode” acceleration enhance, which was launched in 2016 for a one-time payment of $10,000.
In July, BMW confronted backlash after saying it will implement a subscription package deal for heated seats, inflicting the automaker to challenge a press release saying vehicles ordered with choices, corresponding to heated seats, will stay totally operational with no subscription.