Mercedes-Benz intends to electrify the whole range of its products by 2022, presenting a fully electric car series EQ plug-in-hybrids and EQ EQ Power Boost 48V. It is expected that sales of the electrified models in 2025 will amount to 15-25% of the total number of all vehicles of the brand.
This year kicks off the initial phase of the transition to plug-ins, which marked the market launch first electric model EQC and the increase in the number of produced plug-in hybrid cars to more than 10 models.
By the end of 2020, the number of plug-in hybrids will increase to more than 20 models, including a new plug-in hybrid the third-generation EQ Power C-Class, E-Class and S-Class, which will be equipped with batteries with a capacity of 13.5 kWh, which is enough for 50 km in all-electric mode.
Further, according to German newspaper Handelsblatt, citing corporate circles of the company, the vehicles will have greater battery capacity with a power reserve of more than 80 km.
It is noted that Daimler will offer a version of EQ Power for different models, from A compact class to SUVs such as the new Mercedes-Benz GLE PHEV, which is already being tested for launch in 2020.