Mercedes-Benz plans to fully switch to electric cars in 2025July 22, 2021
According to the representatives of the brand, the company will be ready to fully meet the massive transition to electric cars, having launched a whole line of environmentally friendly models by 2025.
Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz is accelerating the advancement of electric vehicles to defend its position as the world’s best-selling luxury car manufacturer through a historic transformation of the industry.
The shift to electric vehicles is gaining momentum, especially in the luxury car segment, CEO Ola Kallenius said on Thursday.
“The tipping point is approaching and we will be prepared for the markets to switch to electricity only,” Kallenius said.
After years of criticism for being late to the switch to purely battery-powered vehicles, Mercedes has stepped up its efforts by launching the flagship EQS, an all-electric version of its S-Class, earlier this year. Next year Mercedes will produce eight all-electric vehicles on three continents, including the compact EQA, as well as an all-electric version of its best-selling E-Class sedan. The new products will be based on one of three platforms: MB.EA (for midsize and full-size electric vehicles), AMG.EA (for Mercedes-AMG sports electric vehicles) and VAN.EA (for light commercial vehicles).
For now, Mercedes has said it expects plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles to account for more than half of global vehicle sales by 2030. And by 2039, the company aims to make its fleet of new vehicles carbon neutral.
The company has yet to give a specific date to phase out the use of internal combustion engines, as the pace of the transition to cleaner vehicles varied widely across markets.
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