Mercedes-Benz has announced that the brand will be an all-electric car maker from 2025. The German brand has officially said that it is committed to going fully electric by the end of the decade. The next generation of Mercedes-Benz vehicles will be electric-only from 2025. They will be also three electric architecture by 2025.
Ola Kallenius, CEO of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, said “The EV shift is picking up speed – especially in the luxury segment, where Mercedes-Benz belongs. The tipping point is getting closer and we will be ready as markets switch to electric-only by the end of this decade. This step marks a profound reallocation of capital. By managing this faster transformation while safeguarding our profitability targets, we will ensure the enduring success of Mercedes-Benz. Thanks to our highly qualified and motivated workforce, I am convinced that we will be successful in this exciting new era.”
Mercedes-Benz has also announced that they will install a battery cell capacity of more than 200 Gigawatt hours with partners and plans to create eight Giga factories. The iconic car maker will also be partnering for the development and production of battery cells in Europe to power its next generation of electric automobiles. A first step in this direction is that Mercedes-Benz has acquired YASA which is a specialist in ultra-high performance axial flux motors. To help boost charging solutions the car maker is planning for 530,000 Plug & Charge AC and DC charging points installed worldwide. By 2022, Mercedes-Benz will have a battery-electric vehicle in every segment the company is currently present in. By 2025, all newly introduced, next-generation Mercedes-Benz Cars, SUVs and Vans will have all-electric alternatives. The company envisions that customers will have the alternative electric choice for all models in its range.
Mercedes-Benz will not introduce any new ICE-powered vehicles after 2025, they will continue to manufacture and sell them until the end of its production cycle.
Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX is the automakers under development electric vehicle that they plan to offer a range of over 1,000 km. The key development in the vision is to achieve an efficiency of 100 kilometres per kWh at normal highway speed. It will employ its F1 Powertrains division team also to help in the development process, and the vehicle will make its world debut next year in 2022.