The direction that is taking the automotive industry is exciting. electrification of cars is already a fact and no brand wants to stay out of it. Mercedes-Benz is one of the firms most committed for it and a good proof is the last concept car that we have been presented. In the last Auto Show of Paris as we could prevail with the EQ Generation too seriously and who have no fear of any firm rival.
This prototype us anticipated how it could be the first SUV electric Mercedes-Benz. With its battery pack could walk about 500 kilometers between recharges. As not to waste the time, Thomas Weber, head of the department of Research and Development Daimler AG (array of Mercedes-Benz) has said that from here until the year 2025 will invest about 10 billion euros to launch ten new models in electrical to the market.
to carry out this investment, the signature of the star will create a common platform able to give life to these ten different models. The first thing that could see the light would be the same EQ Generation that we already know and that could be manufactured in Bremen (Germany). This model will have a design of its own and differentiated from the rest of models of the signature, although you can use many items to reduce its manufacturing costs. What still have not confirmed is date, which could reach the market.
According to Weber three of these ten cars will be sold as a self-employed one hundred percent. The reason which has given the steering is because Mercedes-Benz has managed to achieve a high level of knowledge about batteries (already have made between recharges travel a distance of 700 kilometers) and artificial intelligence and therefore will be able to apply it in these three models. Therefore, according to the plans of the brand, in 2025, this new electric range will represent between 15 and 25 percent of its sales.
Source – Mercedes-Benz (Daimler AG)