Mercedes-Benz plans to revolutionize its entire range of vehicles by offering a range of EQ electric cars, EQ power plug-in hybrids and EQ Boost 48V mild hybrids. This summer, the German automaker will finally present its first EQC model, while its plug-in hybrid portfolio is to be expanded to more than 10 models with gasoline and diesel options by the end of the year.
Mercedes-Benz plans to electrify its entire product range by 2022. In three years’ time, it will therefore make sense for the German company to start the conversion this year. The number of plug-in hybrids will increase to over 20 units by the end of 2020.
This new generation of plug-in hybrids, which was started by the new EQ Power C-Class, E-Class and S-Class, is equipped with 13.5 kWh batteries. This is enough to propel a vehicle 50 km (31 miles) in all-electric mode.
According to reports, Mercedes plans to offer an EQ Power version of various models – from the compact A-Class sedan to SUVs. If you’ve kept up with the latest events, you know the new ones Mercedes-Benz GLE plug-in hybrid was confirmed before the planned start in 2020.
Daimler is investing more than 10 billion euros in the new EQ product family, but expects that sales of electric models will account for between 15% and 25% of total sales by Mercedes by 2025. The electrification plan will impact the entire branded line – from the smart to the large SUV.