Mercedes-Benz will turn into a purely electric brand – DRIVE

Flagship electric car EQS in June was seen hovering over the TC Weissenhof stadium in Stuttgart. The liftback attracted the attention of the winner of the 42nd MercedesCup tennis tournament. As a result, the car was won by 32-year-old Croat Marin Cilic with a prize of 53,280 euros (4.7 million rubles).

Group Daimler will abandon the Electric First postulate in favor of the new EV only concept. This is reported by the German edition Automobilwoche, citing sources in the Daimler leadership. There is no exact date for the complete renunciation of internal combustion engines, but after 2030, gasoline, diesel and hybrid Mercedes will survive only in certain markets. Revised strategy should be presented Oloy Kallenius July 22 at the Strategy Day conference. Among other brands, total electrification has already been announced Smart (2020), Jaguar (2025), Opel/Vauxhall (2028), Volvo (2030), Bentley (2030), Ford (2030), Audi (2033), Honda (2040).

At the moment, the youngest and most affordable Mercedes electric car is a compact EQA… Basic version EQA 250 (140 kW, 190 HP, 375 N • m) with a power reserve of 426 km (WLTP) in Germany costs 43,970 euros (3.87 million rubles). SUV also available EQC (from 63,093; 5.55 million) and van EQV (from 71,388; 6.28 million).

In the first half of 2021, Mercedes-Benz sold 1,182,724 vehicles worldwide (+ 25.1%). The share of plug-in hybrids and electric cars more than quadrupled, reaching 121,500 units (+ 305%) and accounted for 10.3% of the total. The EQA, EQC and EQV models have sold over 19,000 units (+ 469.4%), and about 39,000 EVs (+ 291.4%) were sold. The company emphasizes that, despite the “very high demand”, supplies were “significantly limited” due to deficit semiconductors. The most popular Mercedes in the world was the SUV GLCfollowed by “Czech” and “Eshka”.


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