Mercedes-Benz is touting several new electric pre-production prototypes showcasing how dedicated the company is to electric mobility. The German automaker has revealed six new electric vehicles it has plans to bring in the next two years.
With the announcement, pictures of Mercedes-Benz most recent camouflaged pre-production prototypes were released.
Mercedes-Benz EQS Electric Sedan:
Mercedes-Benz EQB Electric SUV:
Mercedes-Benz EQA Electric SUV
Some believe Mercedes-Benz got off to a slow start when it comes to switching to alternative powertrains, but it appears the automaker has finally got the ball rolling. To date, Mercedes offers only the EQC electric SUV which, like so many others, saw launch delays cause by the hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, that is all about the change.
The automaker revealed during a news release today, its plans to bring six new EQ electric vehicles to production in the next two years:
–Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant (Germany): Launch of electric luxury sedan EQS in Factory 56 in first half of 2021
–Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant (Germany): Production of first all-electric compact SUV EQA started — also at Beijing plant (China) in 2021
–Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét (Hungary): Decision to locate second all-electric compact SUV EQB. Production launch in 2021 — also at Beijing plant (China)
–Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant: Production launch of electric EQE business sedan in 2021 — at Beijing plant soon thereafter (China)
–Mercedes-Benz Tuscaloosa plant (USA): SUV variants EQS und EQE begin in 2022
Head of research at Daimler and COO of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Markus Schäfer said about the announcement: “With its ‘Electric First’ strategy, Mercedes-Benz is consistently on the path to CO2 neutrality and is investing heavily in transformation. Our vehicle portfolio becomes electric and thus also our global production network with vehicle and battery factories. We intend to lead in the field of e-mobility and focus in particular on battery technology. We are taking a comprehensive approach, ranging from research and development to production, and also including strategic cooperation.”