Ten new Mercedes-Benz EV (electric vehicle) models will hit the market going to 2022. The three-pointed star marque is actively continuing its momentum going to the targeted year by setting up more plants to accommodate EV production.
The goal of Mercedes to produce at least 10 EVs up to 2022 was recently highlighted at the Daimler Global Media Site. The numbers include all the vehicle segments of the brand from small to large vehicles.
Daimler revealed it will invest 10 billion euros for the expansion of its EVs in the following years. The feat will be handled by the Mercedes-Benz Cars division through its production plants in four continents.
Mercedes just set up it Rastatt plant. The automaker is looking to produce the Mercedes-Benz EQ units there to reinforce the operations of the Bremen and Sindelfingen facilities.
The company confirmed that the first EQ series model will be called the “EQC”. The first editions of the vehicles will be rolled out at the Bremen plant of Mercedes. The production of the auto is expected to commence in 2019. The luxury class versions of the EQ will be made in Sildelfingen.
ACCUMOTIVE, a subsidiary of Daimler, will supply the batteries as well as the 48-volt systems for the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EV units. The 48-volt on-board power supply of the company will make its debut in the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The tech will eventually trickle down to the other classes of the brand after.