Therefore, Mercedes is completely redoing and signing the engine ban

Mercedes has previously ducked for the agreement to end internal combustion engines in 2040. Now Mercedes CEO Ola Källenius has regretted it.

In connection with the climate conference COP26 in Glasgow has received a great deal of attention around the agreement to voluntarily phase out internal combustion engines in 2035 in leading markets and in all countries by 2040.

Mercedes has earlier in the autumn said that they do not want to sign an agreement with a set end date.

– The question is not so much when we should stop with certain technology, but how do we create the conditions to switch to the new technology, said Ola Källenius earlier in an interview with DN.

Mercedes’ choice to waive the agreement has had consequences, partly in the form of negative attention in the press and social media, and partly that they, together with BMW, have been sued for breach of the Paris Agreement.

Now Mercedes is completely redesigning and to the German newspaper Automobilwoche, Ola Källenius explains why.

– I signed because we assume that customers in the premium segment will have faster access to charging infrastructure. The vast majority of Mercedes cars will be parked in garages that can often be equipped with a charging box, said Källenius.

He also said that Mercedes will continue to invest in plug-in hybrids until the electrical infrastructure is sufficiently developed.

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