Few years back, the leader of Mercedes Dieter Zetsche disclosed that the automaker is working to have electric versions for all of its models by 2022. Then a year ago Mercedes showed its first electric SUV. Now, by a tweet by Head of Digital Transformation at Daimler AG Sascha Pallenberg, the new CEO Ola Källenius promised a zero-emission version of the company’s G-Class SUVs.
#Daimler CEO Källenius: ”There will be a zero-emission #EV version of the #MercedesBenz G-Class. In the past there were discussions whether we should eliminate the model, the way I see things now I’d say the last Mercedes to be built will be a G-Class” #AMWKongress #eMobility pic.twitter.com/tAS6tzpR3Y
— Sascha Pallenberg 潘賞世 (@sascha_p) November 7, 2019
Following Autoblog publication, any potential “EQG” ‘following Mercedes’ naming scheme for the EQC’ faces the catch 22 of adding an extra large battery to an already-XL-sized SUV, and adding even more weight to it.
Mercedes is very ready to invest in every part of engineering that will make it all work, with Källenius saying “In the past there were discussions whether we should eliminate the model, the way I see things now I’d say the last Mercedes to be built will be a G-Class.”
Sources: Engadget, SurgeZirc UK