Mercedes-Benz has decided to go electric only and that starts next year, as the company plans to have at least one electric vehicle (EV) in each segment, starting in 2022.
Mercedes-Benz plans to go all-electric by 2030.
Mercedes-Benz has announced its full transition to electric by the end of this decade. The German automaker has decided to go electric only and it starts next year, as the company plans to have at least one electric vehicle (EV) in each segment, starting in 2022. Then from 2025, all newly launched vehicle architectures will be electric. only and customers will be able to choose an all-electric alternative for each model. He is also developing the Vision EQXX, an electric car with an actual range of over 1,000 kilometers, targeting single digits for kWh per 100 kilometers at normal highway driving speeds. A multidisciplinary team comprising experts from Mercedes-Benz’s F1 High Performance Powertrain (HPP) division is working on the project and the world premiere is expected in 2022. Technological advances made with Vision EQXX will be adapted and applied for use in new electrical architectures.
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Ola Kallenius, Chairman and CEO (CEO) – Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG said: “The shift to electric vehicles is accelerating, especially in the luxury segment, to which Mercedes-Benz belongs. The tipping point is approaching and we will be ready as markets go electric only by the end of this decade. This step marks a profound reallocation of capital. By managing this faster transformation while maintaining our profitability goals, we will ensure the lasting success of Mercedes-Benz. With our skilled and motivated workforce, I have no doubts that we will succeed in this exciting new era. “
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The company is also investing more than 40 billion euros in battery electric vehicles between 2022 and 2030. In 2025, Mercedes-Benz will launch three exclusively electric architectures. The MB.EA platform will cover all mid to large passenger cars, establishing a scalable modular system for future models. Next, the AMG.EA will be a platform dedicated to performance electric vehicles for AMGs. And the VAN.EA platform will deal with specially designed electric vans and light commercial vehicles, which will contribute to emissions-free transportation and cities in the future. As for electric powertrains, Mercedes-Benz has acquired UK electric motor company YASA to work on axial-flow motor technology and expertise to develop next-generation ultra-high performance motors.
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The eATS 2.0 electric motors which were developed in-house will also remain operational and the focus will be on the efficiency and overall cost of the entire system, including inverters and software. The automaker will also increase the supply of electric vehicle components from China, which is in the largest growing electric vehicle market. Mercedes-Benz will also need a battery capacity of over 200 gigawatt hours and plans to set up eight Gigafactories to produce cells, working with partners around the world. This is in addition to the already planned network of nine factories dedicated to the construction of battery systems. The company says the next-generation batteries will be highly standardized and suitable for use in over 90% of all Mercedes-Benz cars and vans. For the manufacture of cells, Mercedes-Benz is trying to join forces with new European partners to efficiently develop and produce future cells and modules.
Finally, Mercedes-Benz is also working to set new standards in charging. “Plug & Charge” will allow customers to plug in, charge and unplug without additional steps required for authentication and payment processing. It will launch with EQS later this year. In addition, Mercedes-Benz is working with Shell to expand the charging network. Customers will benefit from improved access to Shell’s Recharge network of more than 30,000 charging points by 2025 in Europe, China and North America.
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