Mercedes Charges Subscription Fee for Extra Power
Nov. 23, 2022—Mercedes is charging $1,200 for a subscription that adds more power to certain EQ electric models.
The Drive reports that the subscription can add more than 50 hp to some models, decreasing 0-60 time and improving torque. The subscription is called "acceleration increase."
These feature subscriptions are seen by OEMs as new revenue streams. Some consumers view them as unnecessary upcharges.