Mercedes-Benz will be 100% electric by the end of the decade, at least where market conditions permit, ie where demand and infrastructure match the brand’s “electron ambitions”. Already by 2022 the house will have battery electric vehicles in all the segments in which it competes, while from 2025 all the architectures of the new vehicles will be exclusively electric.
“The transition to electric vehicles is picking up speed, especially in the luxury segment, to which Mercedes-Benz belongs. The turning point is approaching and we will be ready when the markets switch to electric only by the end of this decade “, explains in an official statement Ola Källenius, CEO of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG:” This shift marks a profound reallocation of the capital. By managing this accelerated transformation and safeguarding our profitability goals, we will ensure the lasting success of Mercedes-Benz. Thanks to our highly skilled and motivated workforce, I am convinced that we will be successful in this exciting new era ”.
Thus, investments in battery electric vehicles between 2022 and 2030 will amount to over 40 billion euros and investments in combustion engines and plug-in hybrid technologies will decrease by 80% between 2019 and 2026. In 2025 Mercedes -Benz will launch three 100% electric architectures: the “MB.EA” will cover the entire range of the medium and large segments, creating a scalable modular system that will be the backbone of the product portfolio. The “AMG.EA”, on the other hand, will be a platform for high-performance electric vehicles while the “VAN.EA” will usher in a new era for electric vans and light commercial vehicles.
“Mercedes-Benz will need a battery capacity of over 200 Gigawatt hours and plans to set up eight Gigafactories for cell production, together with its partners around the world. This is in addition to the already planned network of nine plants dedicated to the construction of battery systems ”, explains the manufacturer. “Our primary task in this transformation is to convince customers to make this transition with compelling products. For Mercedes-Benz, the pioneering flagship EQS is just the beginning of this new era, ”says Källenius.
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