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Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by Automotive1(m): 9:10pm On Feb 10, 2018


Within the automotive industry, it’s common practice for companies to buy vehicles from competitors in order to reverse-engineer or benchmark them to learn precisely what they are up against.
But Mercedes-Benz reportedly used a particularly strange and arguably shady way to do it for the Tesla Model X.

Daimler rented the Model X for seven weeks in July and August from Sixt. The 100-kWh Model X belonged to Bavarian couple, who own three Teslas they put up for rent usually to wedding parties and other events directly as an additional source of income.

Shortly after handing over the keys of the Model X, Sixt received a notification on his phone that it was being charged near Barcelona in Spain ,much farther away than the rental agreement allowed. He then became suspicious and started tracking the car’s movements more often. 

Daimler completely dismantled and re-assembled the vehicle before returning a car with a warped tailgate and damaged paint, as well as trim torn from the front door. Other parts of the trim had been taped back together.

Onboard GPS systems showed that the car went on test tracks near Barcelona,Spain and at their test track in Sindelfingen ,near Stuttgart in Germany,another use prohibited by Sixt’s rental agreements.

It makes sense for the German automaker to be interested in the Model X at this point since it’s the only all-electric SUV on the market and Mercedes are about to launch their own all-electric SUV,the Mercedes EQC in 2019.

Daimler reportedly compensated the owners in part, but the couple is still demanding full payment for an estimated more than €15,000 ($17,772) in damage.

I still don't understand why Daimler can't simply buy one from Tesla. They didn’t have to ruin someone else’s Model X.
Was It A Shady Move?What do you think?


Source https://autojosh.com/mercedes-rented-dismantled-tesla-model-x-ahead-electric-suv-launch/

Cc Lalasticlala Mynd44

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by HUSTLEOFMAN: 9:29pm On Feb 10, 2018
Weytin concern me.


All i know is that the Mercedes EQC go sell pass Tesla model x when launched.

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by charliboy654(m): 9:38pm On Feb 10, 2018
B4 US was able to launch a space craft into space, the CIA actually stole a Russia space ship dismantle it and reassembled it within 6 hours, and the Russians had no idea until recently US revealed what they did.

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by Blakjewelry(m): 9:43pm On Feb 10, 2018
I don't see any reason for that, the tech behind every electric car is not a new one

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by nurey(m): 5:54am On Feb 11, 2018
Same way they tried to reverse engineer the Nissan GTR Nismo but failed woefully.

Make them send team go China for copy copy workshop training. grin

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by matgold(m): 7:20am On Feb 11, 2018
Ok
Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by Onyenna(m): 7:22am On Feb 11, 2018
Companies have been stealing Tech from time immemorial....

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by ZirdoRoray(m): 7:24am On Feb 11, 2018
a

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by Isaacpyo04(m): 7:24am On Feb 11, 2018
Alright
Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by Flexy2vybes(m): 7:27am On Feb 11, 2018
Hmmm
Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by BruncleZuma: 7:28am On Feb 11, 2018
Waymo vs. Uber part 2 loading

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by ObservantFellow: 7:31am On Feb 11, 2018
An individual's flaw being shouldered by the entire company angry

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by MrFuckallday: 7:31am On Feb 11, 2018
I know say some 9ja men are already awaiting the release of the Benz version. grin
They no send wetin Tesla dey complain about.

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by odaniel1(m): 7:34am On Feb 11, 2018
Lol Even big fish run out of ideas too? A lesson to people, do not be too hard on yourself when what you want isn't available yet. Learn from others- even if it'll cost you 'giraffing' from others, ur ideas will slowly take shape. Stay blessed!

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by Jeezuzpick(m): 7:37am On Feb 11, 2018
THE GRANDMOTHER OF ALL LAWSUITS IS BREWING ON THE HORIZON.

Daimler-Benz.....

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by EmmaLege: 7:39am On Feb 11, 2018
undecided
Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by Gangster1ms: 7:40am On Feb 11, 2018
Just dismantle? Them for crush the car completely.. what is tesla compared to almighty benz.

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by lonelydora: 7:43am On Feb 11, 2018
Mercedes? Na wa ooi

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by Nukilia: 7:44am On Feb 11, 2018
charliboy654:
B4 US was able to launch a space craft into space, the CIA actually stole a Russia space ship dismantle it and reassembled it within 6 hours, and the Russians had no idea until recently US revealed what they did.

Show us the link to your story or....

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by GMBuhari: 7:44am On Feb 11, 2018
I dont' think it was a rental


You can't dismantle what you rented


unless you are looking for trouble from Tesla lol

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by Nukilia: 7:47am On Feb 11, 2018
odaniel1:
Lol Even big fish run out of ideas too? A lesson to people, do not be too hard on yourself when what you want isn't available yet. Learn from others- even if it'll cost you 'giraffing' from others, ur ideas will slowly take shape. Stay blessed!

The world make it look like its wrong to copy, but the truth is China, Russia, Korea, Britain, USA, Germany e.t.c are all copying today.
When you spy on America, it is called espionage, when America spies on you it is called security. cool

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by Aldebaran(m): 7:58am On Feb 11, 2018
American govt has been spying and copying the Chinese for decades not knowing the mother of all copycats-china has been spying and copying them even longer than that cheesy grin grin grin

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by charliboy654(m): 8:01am On Feb 11, 2018
Nukilia:


Show us the link to your story or....
I watched it on a discovery documentary but just Google the kidnapping of lunik.

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by slowice(m): 8:05am On Feb 11, 2018
It's a copy copy world, but if innosson copy small naija peeps go dey form holier than thou for I'm head

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by jerflakes(m): 8:08am On Feb 11, 2018
charliboy654:
B4 US was able to launch a space craft into space, the CIA actually stole a Russia space ship dismantle it and reassembled it within 6 hours, and the Russians had no idea until recently US revealed what they did.

Stole a spaceship?

You dey hear yourself?

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by free2ryhme: 8:10am On Feb 11, 2018
Automotive1:


Within the automotive industry, it’s common practice for companies to buy vehicles from competitors in order to reverse-engineer or benchmark them to learn precisely what they are up against.
But Mercedes-Benz reportedly used a particularly strange and arguably shady way to do it for the Tesla Model X.

Daimler rented the Model X for seven weeks in July and August from Sixt. The 100-kWh Model X belonged to Bavarian couple, who own three Teslas they put up for rent usually to wedding parties and other events directly as an additional source of income.

Shortly after handing over the keys of the Model X, Sixt received a notification on his phone that it was being charged near Barcelona in Spain ,much farther away than the rental agreement allowed. He then became suspicious and started tracking the car’s movements more often. 

Daimler completely dismantled and re-assembled the vehicle before returning a car with a warped tailgate and damaged paint, as well as trim torn from the front door. Other parts of the trim had been taped back together.

Onboard GPS systems showed that the car went on test tracks near Barcelona,Spain and at their test track in Sindelfingen ,near Stuttgart in Germany,another use prohibited by Sixt’s rental agreements.

It makes sense for the German automaker to be interested in the Model X at this point since it’s the only all-electric SUV on the market and Mercedes are about to launch their own all-electric SUV,the Mercedes EQC in 2019.

Daimler reportedly compensated the owners in part, but the couple is still demanding full payment for an estimated more than €15,000 ($17,772) in damage.

I still don't understand why Daimler can't simply buy one from Tesla. They didn’t have to ruin someone else’s Model X.
Was It A Shady Move?What do you think?


Source https://autojosh.com/mercedes-rented-dismantled-tesla-model-x-ahead-electric-suv-launch/

Cc Lalasticlala Mynd44

another senseless thread bite the dust

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by jerflakes(m): 8:11am On Feb 11, 2018
Gangster1ms:
Just dismantle? Them for crush the car completely.. what is tesla compared to almighty benz.

Apparently, Tesla is the future

Benz comot cap for them

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by Nukilia: 8:12am On Feb 11, 2018
charliboy654:

I watched it on a discovery documentary but just Google the kidnapping of lunik.

Story confirmed! Thanks a bunch

This is teaching us something significant, the Americans care so much about their own people that their government send spies to steal technology for their country. The technology is used in creating jobs for their citizen.
The Chinese folks got a hold of the theft technique and they stole technology for the benefit of their nation, today all our electronic gadgets come from them. African youths are Jobless while Chines youths have jobs for themselves.
The Nigerian government don't understand the importance of technology in changing the face of this nation, but rather they use tribalism ethnicity to destroy the fabrics of our nation.
I hope a time will come when Nigeria will stop voting for dummies with no atom of intelligence.
I also hope a time will come when intelligent people will run the DSS, and critical state security outfit in the nation; not to be terrorising citizens, but to bring in technologies that will change this nation for good. cool

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by charliboy654(m): 8:24am On Feb 11, 2018
jerflakes:


Stole a spaceship?

You dey hear yourself?
Lol, ya it's true, google kidnapping of lunik. It was a Russia spacecraft.
Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by jerflakes(m): 8:27am On Feb 11, 2018
charliboy654:

Lol, ya it's true, google kidnapping of lunik. It was a Russia spacecraft.

All those fake facts wey dey all over the internet?

I can't believe you believe all those things

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by charliboy654(m): 8:30am On Feb 11, 2018
Nukilia:


Story confirmed! Thanks a bunch

This is teaching us something significant, the Americans care so much about their own people that their government send spies to steal technology for their country. The technology is used in creating jobs for their citizen.
The Chinese folks got a hold of the theft technique and they stole technology for the benefit of their nation, today all our electronic gadgets come from them. African youths are Jobless while Chines youths have jobs for themselves.
The Nigerian government don't understand the importance of technology in changing the face of this nation, but rather they use tribalism ethnicity to destroy the fabrics of our nation.
I hope a time will come when Nigeria will stop voting for dummies with no atom of intelligence.
I also hope a time will come when intelligent people will run the DSS, and critical state security outfit in the nation; not to be terrorising citizens, but to bring in technologies that will change this nation for good. cool
Ya, I hope so too, without technology we are going no where in this country and our leaders seems not to be interested or know the importance of technology.
Even our so called engineers and technologists are not helping matters.

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Re: Mercedes Rented & Dismantled Tesla Model X Ahead Of Its Own Electric SUV Launch by paranorman(m): 8:32am On Feb 11, 2018
Innovate, or copy innovations with modifications - or die!

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