With half a dozen new electric cars, Mercedes wants to massively increase the proportion of electric cars in its new car sales. The first are about to be launched.
Mercedes is bringing six new electric cars onto the market by 2022. The compact crossovers EQA and EQB and the luxury sedan EQS will kick off next year. The compact cars are being built in Rastatt, Kecskemét, Hungary, and Beijing
The electric flagship comes from the "Factory 56" manufacturing department at the Mercedes plant in Sindelfingen, where the Maybach models are also made.
Production of the EQE business sedan, which will be built in Bremen as well as in Beijing, is scheduled to start in the second half of 2021. In Tuscaloosa, USA, the offshoot EQE SUV and the larger EQS SUV will roll off the assembly line from 2022. The mid-range SUV EQC, the E-Bus EQV and the small electric cars from the subsidiary Smart, the Fortwo EQ and the Forfour EQ are already on the market.
By 2030, Mercedes intends to generate more than half of its global sales with pure electric cars or plug-in hybrids. The portfolio is to be expanded to more than 2025 model variants by 25.