Mercedes-Benz Will Be All-Electric By 2030
Mercedes-Benz says it will produce fully electric vehicles by 2030, but that will be on the terms. The German automaker said it will only sell electric vehicles “where market conditions allow” , emphasizing that Mercedes will be able to sell gas-powered vehicles beyond 2030 in countries where there is no consumer demand for electric cars.
The company made the announcement during an EV strategy update Thursday morning, the latest in a series of automaker events announcing a major pivot to electric powertrains. But while other auto companies have similarly pledged to switch to all-electric cars, Mercedes stands out by keeping its word against external influences.
Other major automakers share similar warnings. For example, GM has stated that it will be carbon neutral by 2040, but will not commit to ending sales of gas-powered vehicles by this date, and General Motors’ top executives have stated that their goal of eliminating exhaust gas emissions from new light-duty vehicles by 2035 is “a goal” rather than a certainty. defined as “enthusiasm”. Still, Mercedes says it will commit €40 billion ($47 billion) to electrification of its series by 2030.
From 2022, Mercedes says it will offer an all-electric model in every segment, and every model sold from 2025 will be offered with a pure electric model. Mercedes will also launch three new EV architectures for use across its entire portfolio: MB.EA for medium and large passenger cars, AMG.EA for performance models and Van.EA for commercial vehicles.