Mercedes-Benz will be investing a total of € 40 million between 2022 and 2030.
Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will go all-electric by the end of the decade.
The company stated that by 2022, it will introduce battery electric vehicles (BEV) across all segments. Further to this, from 2025 onwards, all newly launched vehicles architectures will be electric-only and customers will have the option to choose an all-electric alternative to every model the company makes.
To help facilitate the shift to becoming an EV-only brand, Mercedes-Benz will be investing a total of € 40 million between 2022 and 2030. This is expected to help the brand significantly accelerate its R&D and advance its EV portfolio plan.
In 2025, Mercedes-Benz plans to introduce three new electric-only architectures – MB.EA, AMG.EA and VAN.EA. The first platform will be used on all medium to large-sized passenger cars, while the AMG.EA will be a dedicated performance EV platform for its AMG customers. The VAN.EA will be developed specifically for electric vans and light commercial vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz also announced that the company plans to set up 8 Gigafactories for producing cells, together with its partners around the world. This is said to be in addition to the 9 manufacturing plants dedicated to building battery systems.
The German carmaker will also set up “Plug & Charge”, which will allow customers to plug-in, charge and unplug their EVs, without hassle. The new Plug & Charge network will go live alongside the market launch of the EQS, which is slated for later this year.
Mercedes-Benz is also developing an all-new electric car – the Vision EQXX, which is claimed to offer a real-world range of over 1,000 km. Its world premiere is scheduled for 2022.
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