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Mercedes-Benz is preparing to go all-electric by the end of the decade, market conditions permitting. By going electric only, the German premium carmaker is joining Jaguar, BMW and Honda.

Mercedes-Benz is preparing to go all-electric by 2030 … if market conditions are favorable, says the brand in a statement issued Thursday, July 22, 2021. Initially and from 2022, the German manufacturer will offer battery electric vehicles (BEV) in all segments served by it. From 2025 onwards, all newly launched vehicle architectures will be exclusively electric and customers will be able to choose a fully electric alternative for every model in the range.

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“The shift to electric vehicles is accelerating, especially in the luxury segment. The tipping point is approaching and we will be ready when markets go all-electric by the end of the decade,” said Ola Källenius, CEO of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG. This marks a profound reallocation of capital. By managing this faster transformation while preserving our profitability targets, we will ensure the sustainable success of Mercedes-Benz.”

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40 billion in investments

To facilitate this shift, Mercedes-Benz is unveiling a comprehensive plan that includes a significant acceleration in R&D. In total, investments in electric vehicles between 2022 and 2030 will amount to more than €40 billion. The acceleration and advancement of the electric vehicle portfolio plan will bring forward the tipping point for the adoption of electric vehicles.

In 2025, the carmaker plans to launch three platforms dedicated to electric cars exclusively:

  • The MB.EA platform will be for medium to large electric cars
  • The AMG.EA platform will be reserved for Mercedes-AMG electric sports cars
  • The VAN.EA platform will equip electric vans and light commercial vehicles
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Other points were mentioned in the press release from the constructorThis technology will also make it possible to increase the charging time of the batteries. This technological development will also make it possible to speed up charging times. Mercedes also plans to build eight Gigafactories around the world to produce 200 kWh batteries. Mercedes-Benz is currently developing the Vision EQXX concept, an electric car with a real-world range of over 1,000 km. To realize this project, a multidisciplinary team including experts from the F1 High Performance Powertrain division is working together with the engineers. The world premiere will take place in 2022.

“Our main task in this transformation is to convince customers to take action with convincing products. For Mercedes-Benz, the EQS flagship is just the beginning of this new era,” concludes Ola Källenius. This is a call to future customers interested in electric vehicles not to rush into buying a future EV.