Daimler not enough batteries for electric carsJanuary 24, 2020
The German automaker has denied rumors that it has encountered such a problem.
Earlier, foreign media reported that Daimler was forced to reduce the production of the electric car Mercedes-Benz EQC from 60 thousand to 30 thousand units due to the lack of rechargeable batteries from LG Chem. In addition, the automaker wanted to sell about 25 thousand EQC cars in 2019, but for the same reason, he managed to build only about 7 thousand copies, Magazin notes.
Representatives of Daimler say that production plans for 2020 have not changed and the concern still intends to produce about 50 thousand units of the Mercedes-Benz EQC model in 2020. However, it is not yet possible to get comments from representatives of LG Chem.
Note that next year, automakers will face huge fines if they can not reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide tray (CO2) in their cars. According to forecasts by PA Consulting, Daimler had average emissions to the park of 130.4 grams of CO2 per kilometer in 2018, and by 2021 it should reach the target of 103.1 grams per kilometer. Otherwise, the fine will be 997 million euros, which makes it possible to reduce the production of AMG models.
Note that the launch of the EQC model was hindered by manufacturing problems, including recall in October last year after Daimler discovered a potentially defective differential bolt. German Auto Bild magazine said Thursday that the launch of the Mercedes EQC in North America was postponed for a year, until 2021, due to manufacturing problems.
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