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Mercedes-Benz Implementing its Electrification Plans

German maker still sees diesels in its future.

by on Oct.10, 2017

The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ A is the luxury brand's move toward an all-electric line-up.

Mercedes-Benz has a broad strategy for integrating electric vehicles into its product line, according to Ola Kaellenius, who is in charge of Group Research at Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz Car Development.

“In the road to emission-free driving we are continuing to pursue a three-lane drive system strategy: we are focusing on highly efficient high-tech combustion engines, systematic hybridization and battery-electric or fuel cell drive,” Kaellenius said.

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He offered up the insight in response to a series of questions prepared by Daimler’s public relations staff in effort to explain the company’s plans, which also include a role for internal combustion engines and diesel in the future. (more…)

Mercedes Concept EQ A Teases Long-Range Compact EV

Hatchback likely to challenge Tesla Model 3, Chevy Bolt.

by on Sep.04, 2017

Mercedes continues its expansion of its EV plans with the debut of the Concept EQ A at Frankfurt.

A year after announcing plans to launch an all-new sub-brand dedicated to battery-electric vehicles, Mercedes-Benz will charge into the Frankfurt Motor Show next week with the Concept EQ A, a long-range EV set to go up against the likes of the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt.

The debut of the Concept EQ A follows the preview of the original Generation EQ Concept at last year’s Paris Motor Show and underscores the breadth of the battery-electric line-up the German maker plans to roll out under the Mercedes-EQ badge. In all, at least 10 BEVs are scheduled to reach market by 2025, according to Dieter Zetsche, head of the Mercedes brand and CEO of parent Daimler AG.

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The production version of the EQA hatchback, meanwhile, will be part of a wave of new small cars Mercedes is planning, including a compact crossover expected to be called the GLB, as well as updated and all-new versions of current models like the Mercedes-Benz A- and B-Class models. (more…)