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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.

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