Car manufacturer: Mercedes rejects original plan for electric offensive

Car manufacturer: Mercedes rejects original plan for electric offensive

Mercedes wanted to only produce fully electric cars from 2028. But this does not occur. The car manufacturer refers to “the wishes of our customers”.

The car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has rejected the plan for an exclusively all-electric generation of model series from 2028. The company announced this upon request. Accordingly, production should be set up flexibly for combustion engine and electric drives. The “Handelsblatt” had previously reported on the halt in development of a new platform for electric models such as the S-Class. The car manufacturer initially did not comment specifically on the platform.

However, Mercedes announced that both electric drives and combustion engines will be produced by the 2030s. “The pace of transformation is determined by market conditions and the wishes of our customers,” the company said.

According to the information, Mercedes-Benz is continuing to create the conditions for a CO2-neutral new car fleet in 2039. The car manufacturer assumes that the global share of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in its new car sales will increase by up to 20% in the second half of this decade will reach 50 percent.

Handelsblatt report

Source: Stern

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