Mercedes-Benz EQ Fellows: Gene Berdichevsky

The Sila Nanotechnologies co-founder is working to revolutionize the batteries that drive our cars

Presented in partnership with Mercedes-Benz EQ

Gene Berdichevsky, co-founder and CEO of Oakland-based Sila Nanotechnologies, is working to power tomorrow’s vehicles. After moving on from engineering one of the first mass-produced lithium-ion batteries for cars, Berdichevsky (who has co-authored some 42 patents) hopes to improve battery density and ultimately lower their cost. This, he explains, will ease in the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. Berdichevsky—one of the Mercedes-Benz EQ Fellows at Summit LA—is …

Best of CH 2018: Cars + Tech

Electric innovation, computational photography, smarter homes and much more from the year

Innovation is oftentimes at the center of a topic we deem worthy of exploring and writing about. Whether it’s brand new or an inventive update, we pay close attention to advances in cars and tech—whether it affects our daily lives or is an abstract, but fascinating concept. We understand that not all our readers are tech-obsessives or car nerds, so we try to always find the …

World Premiere of the All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQC

How the brand is going electric on its own terms

Today Mercedes-Benz unveiled the production version of its all-electric EQC, a midsize SUV, in an auditorium in the woods in Stockholm. Arriving at dealers in 2019, it’s the first of ten all-electric vehicles that will come to market by 2022. Dieter Zetsche, the Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars made the company’s intentions very clear—they’ll be investing nearly …