Europe had set some limits for vehicle emission, and Mercedes is facing some challenges to meet the 2020 and 2021 targets. Mercedes-Benz vehicles need to get below 95 g/km of CO2 (with 95% phase-in for 2020) to avoid paying steep fines.
The automaker sent an e-mail to the Electrek team, saying that they “plan to quadruple the share of plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles in total sales in 2020 (…)” and “The [quadrupled percentage of sales] is linked to a further increase in the company’s own battery production.
Batteries for electric vehicles will be manufactured in nine plants at seven locations on three continents.” “There will be another all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQ model, which will be produced in Bremen. By the end of 2022, we will have introduced more than ten all-electric vehicles.”
Mercedes will produce in its Bremen factory vehicles such as the EQS sedan, EQB subcompact crossover, EQE C-Class-sized car, EQV minivan, or even the Smart EQ. The range of its cars would “include numerous variants with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain and 48-volt technology.”