The previous couple of months have seen Mercedes reveal the all-new S-Class and the revamped E-Class. Lots of its different fashions obtained updates and tweaks, however right this moment the automaker laid out its imaginative and prescient for the longer term at its digital investor and analyst convention. The automaker detailed an bold plan that’d see electrified automobiles account for greater than half of the corporate’s world gross sales by 2030, and it’ll do this by increasing its sub-brands.
The automaker’s plan is to develop AMG, Maybach, and the G-Class. Every of these will “go electrical.” It’ll occur quickly, too, whereas coinciding with new all-electric EQ fashions, with the primary, the EQS, arriving in 2021. Following that would be the EQE, the EQS SUV, and the EQE SUV. The EQS, and others, will trip on the automaker’s large-car Electrical Car Structure (EVA) platform and provide greater than 700 kilometers (434 miles) of vary on the (forgiving) WLTP check cycle.
Subsequent 12 months may even see AMG’s electrification journey start, which we anticipate means we’ll see some type of a high-powered hybrid. Mercedes will double Maybach’s dimension because it additionally begins providing electrified automobiles. Particulars about increasing the G are scarce, with Mercedes solely saying, “The legend will develop, and can electrify.” Nonetheless, these are simply the primary of a number of electrified fashions the automaker is planning to supply.
In 2025, Mercedes can have its second devoted electrical platform known as the Mercedes-Benz Modular Structure (MMA) accessible, which can underpin compact and medium-sized automobiles. Paired with its electrified onslaught is the event of its proprietary MB.OS working system, set for a 2024 launch. The automaker additionally has its Imaginative and prescient EQXX know-how program, which goals to construct an EV with distinctive vary and effectivity. It’ll be thrilling to see the place electrification can take Mercedes, AMG, Maybach, and the G-Class whereas the EQ model expenses full-speed forward.