One of the pillars for the future of Mercedes is electrification and the German brand has just announced that next year it will have 100% electric vehicles in all the segments in which it operates. Likewise, the star firm has ensured that by 2025 all newly developed vehicle platforms will be “exclusively electric”, at the same time announcing the arrival of a very special model: a battery-powered G-Class.
Ready in 2024
We have been talking about this car for some time, but it has not been until now that we have known its date of arrival on the market: 2024 . It should be remembered that in April we echoed a related news item, specifically the registration by Mercedes of the EQG 560 and 580 names . For this reason, it is easy to imagine a propulsion system similar to that of the EQS 580, that is, with two electric motors, more than 500 horsepower, and a range that will exceed 700 kilometers.
The announcement of the arrival of the 100% electric Mercedes G-Class has been accompanied by another very interesting one, which is that next year SUV variants of both the EQS and the EQE will arrive , in addition to a version of the first signed by Maybach . “Next year we will introduce SUV versions of our EQE, as well as our EQS. All these cars will provide high-end, first-class comfort and impressive dynamics, ” says Britta Seeger, Mercedes Head of Marketing and Sales.
An electrified traditional chassis?
All of these vehicles will be based on Mercedes' EVA platform, a modular architecture that can accommodate a 100 kWh battery to offer very generous levels of autonomy. The German company has not yet released any technical information on the Maybach EQS SUV or the electric G-Class, but we hope that the former will be based on the aforementioned platform than the EQS sedan, although only with the more powerful powertrains of this. As for the second, electrification of the usual chassis of side members and cross members of the current model is not ruled out.
“The transition to electric vehicles is accelerating, especially in the luxury segment in which Mercedes-Benz competes. The tipping point is getting closer and closer and we will be ready for markets to go exclusively electric by the end of this decade. This step involves a redistribution of capital. By managing this transformation quickly and safeguarding our profitability targets, we will ensure lasting success for our company, ” says Ola Källenius, CEO of Daimler and Mercedes-Benz.