The Mercedes EQ range is one of the most important and popular in the electric segment. The Germans have stepped on the accelerator with their electric range, launching such important models as the Mercedes EQS or the more popular Mercedes EQA. We could say that these are the most sensible brothers in the family. The AMG division is already working on its first electric creation and not only that. Its chief technology officer claims that the first electric Mercedes-AMG will emerge very soon.
It is not the first time that the sports division of Mercedes flirts with electricity. In the past, in 2013, the SLS supercar released a handful of units, just nine, of the AMG Electric Drive. Its characteristic bodywork and gullwing doors hid a 100% electric drive with 751 horsepower and 1,000 Nm of torque with a more than acceptable range of 250 kilometers. Let us remember that we are talking about the year 2013, and although today it is something almost normal, at that time it was the most extraordinary.
In these years, AMG has been taking small steps in the combined use of electricity. The latest and wildest of his creations is the Mercedes-AMG Project One. A hybrid hypercar with Formula 1 mechanics. Its cost will be around 2.5 million euros, and it will show the world the impressive properties of a scheme of competition. In a more “ordinary” world, we have also recently seen the AMG GT 63 S E-Performance. A plug-in hybrid with 843 horsepower that has become the most powerful Mercedes model ever produced.
All these electric flirtations will come together in a 100% electric model shortly, or at least that is what the director of technology at AMG, Markus Schafer, has assured. self-express. We have recently been able to see that Mercedes is working to achieve long-range electric vehicles. A few weeks ago the Mercedes Vision EQXX managed to make a trip of more than 1,000 kilometers on a single charge, in fact it had 15% of the battery left over. Schafer acknowledges that this is the point of view of maximum efficiency, but that AMG would like to “cover the sportier side”.
One of the keys will be axial flux electric motors. Last year Mercedes announced the purchase of YASA, an English company specializing in the development of this type of engine. Its characteristics are very particular. In an axial flux motor, the magnetic field that is generated is perpendicular to the axis of rotation, unlike radial flux motors, which are the ones most commonly used in industry. Thanks to their compact and lightweight design, in addition to the high power they generate, they are ideal for high-performance electric vehicles such as AMG..
Ferrari and Koenigsegg already use these engines in their latest models such as the SF90 Stradale or the Regera. The best of all is, as Schafer himself acknowledges, that we won’t have to wait long to see this new creature.. In the middle of next month the Project One will come out of the fridge to become a model for sale, although only for a lucky few. The first electric model of AMG will be the following, and everything indicates that it will break all existing records. Do not take off the screens, there will be news soon.