Benz An ambitious plan was revealed to be fully electric by 2030 “subject to market conditions”. A wide-ranging strategic announcement issued today includes plans to reduce investment in internal combustion engines and reduce the cost of manufacturing electric vehicles. Most notably, by 2025, it will launch four new customized electric vehicle platforms and promise to build eight new battery factories worldwide.
- All new car platforms of Mercedes after 2025 will be limited to electric vehicles
- By 2030, the company will invest 40 billion euros (3.5 billion rupees) in the development of electric vehicles
- Mercedes says it cannot foresee when the last internal combustion engine will be sold
In order to prioritize profit over quantity, Mercedes’ goal is to increase sales of top models and standardize most of the components used in car production.
Starting in 2025, every Mercedes-Benz model will be equipped with an all-electric car
From 2022, Mercedes will provide pure electric vehicles in all market segments, and from 2025, the company promises to provide electric vehicle options for all its models.
This may support the introduction of the new MMA EV architecture for small vehicles in 2024 Electric Class C, All developed Mercedes vehicle platforms will only be used for electric vehicles, and in 2025, it will launch three new architectures to meet its entire product portfolio.
The new MB.EA platform will support medium and large passenger vehicles, such as SUVs. As the name suggests, the AMG.EA architecture will be developed by Mercedes’ internal performance department for future electric sports cars, while the VAN.EA platform will be used for light commercial vehicles (LCV).
Following the global launch in 2021 quality assurance, Equalizer, EQS sedan and Equalizer, Mercedes will launch New EQE sedan, EQE SUV and EQS SUV In the international market in 2022, there will be a total of eight pure electric vehicles in the passenger car sector, including the existing Quality Control.
Two new versions of the EQS sedan are also coming soon: performance options with the AMG logo and the top models of the Maybach luxury series.
New era battery and super factory
To support the rapid expansion of electric vehicles, Mercedes has promised to build eight new battery “super factories” around the world, including one in the United States and four in Europe, with a total capacity of 200GWh. Mercedes said the expansion is a supplement to the existing plan of “nine factories dedicated to building battery systems.”
Mercedes’ next-generation battery will be “highly standardized and suitable for more than 90% of Mercedes-Benz cars and vans”. It plans to use silicon carbon anode technology to increase energy density to provide “unprecedented cruising range and shorter charging time.”
It is worth noting that the company claims to be “negotiating with partners” to develop solid-state battery technology, which will significantly improve energy density and safety.
Large-scale investment shifts to all-electric
CEO Ola Kallenius said: “The transformation of electric vehicles is accelerating-especially in the luxury car segment of Mercedes-Benz. The tipping point is getting closer and closer, as the market shifts to pure electric vehicles at the end of this decade. We will be ready.” In addition, although the company’s earlier goal was to sell 25% of hybrid and electric vehicles by 2025, it has now revised the goal to 50%.
As part of its plan, Mercedes-Benz has pledged to develop new electric vehicles worth more than 40 billion euros (about 3.5 billion rupees) between 2022 and 2030. Despite the huge investment, the company is confident of maintaining profitability.
In order to maintain profit margins, Mercedes will increase the sales ratio of Maybach and AMG high-end models and generate more revenue through digital services.
The use of the new modular platform in its model portfolio will help increase standardization, thereby reducing the manufacturing costs of all models, and-Mercedes said-battery costs are expected to drop significantly, further reducing production costs.
By 2026, Mercedes expects its investment in internal combustion engines to drop by 80% from 2019 levels.
Mercedes’ electrification plan in India
Currently, Mercedes-Benz has not made specific comments on its plans in the Indian market. However, when talking about the future of the internal combustion engine, Britta Seeger, a member of Daimler’s management committee and responsible for the marketing and sales of Mercedes-Benz cars, said: “Of course, no one can foresee the last time the internal combustion engine will be sold, because It depends on the customer and their respective local market conditions.”
In addition to the fact that Mercedes plans to adopt full electric only when “market conditions permit”, this means that India may continue to see gasoline and diesel models from German brands for some time.
However, even in our market, the company is slowly increasing its electrification efforts. Following the launch of the EQC SUV last year, it is now preparing to launch its flagship EQS sedan in early 2022.In a recent interview, the head of Mercedes India stated that the automaker continues to evaluate other electric models in our market and is even investigating Assemble electric vehicles in India.
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