Daimler quadruples sales of electric cars and hybridsFebruary 25, 2020
The company, which owns the Mercedes-Benz brand, hopes in this way to achieve the goals for reducing CO2 emissions set by European regulators. The main production of electric cars and hybrids will focus on the plant in Bremen.
Last week, Daimler CEO Ola Callenius announced that it would not be easy for the concern to achieve the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions planned by European regulators for 2020 and 2021. In an attempt to achieve targets, the concern will try this year to increase sales of hybrid and all-electric cars.
According to a representative of the company in a letter to Electrek, we are talking about quadrupling the share of such cars in European sales.
The main center for the production of hybrids and electric vehicles will be the Daimler plant in Bremen, Germany. In 2020, there are supposed to collect 50,000 units of electric Mercedes-Benz EQC. Rumors about a two-fold reduction in production representative of the concern denied. In addition, he noted that the planned staff reductions are associated with automation and increased efficiency, and not the transition to electric cars.
In addition to the EQC, another “charged” model from the EQ line will be produced at the Bremen plant. Perhaps this will be the EQA crossover, which is expected to be released in the fall of 2020. Other options include an EQS sedan, an EQB crossover, a C-Class EQE model or an EQV minivan. And by the end of 2022, Daimler will introduce more than ten all-electric models.
One of the factors that will help Daimler to increase the production and sales of electric cars is its own battery production. According to the plan, the company will receive batteries from nine of its own plants located on three continents.
Last fall, it became known that Daimler would completely abandon the development of new internal combustion engines in favor of electrical installations. However, when exactly the company will stop producing gasoline and diesel cars is not yet clear.
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