In recent years Mercedes has been clearly moving towards electric mobility. The Germans have known from the beginning that electric cars are the future, and therefore all their efforts are focused on expanding and improving their EQ range. There is still a lot of work to be completed, but from within the brand they hope to be able to make the important leap before the end of the decade. With an ever-expanding EQ range, the next step, already underway, is to tweak and tweak your EQ factories. to be able to satisfy all that commercial demand and supply.
Definitely in Europe preparations have already been made for a radical change in the way we move. In 13 years, in 2035, combustion cars will not be able to be sold within the territory of the 27, with the exception of cars powered by zero-emission synthetic fuels. While many manufacturers are well on their way to that mandate, others will need to accelerate the transition if they want to meet the targets.
Mercedes will not be one of the companies that have problems making the change because, in fact, they hope to be in a position to give it even before the end of this decade. Those from Stuttgart pose one of the most radical changes in the range of its entire history. Different reports collect the disappearance of access models. The popular Mercedes Class A, and much of the access range will say goodbye to us in the coming years. There will be no substitutes, and just like a few years ago, the range of access to Mercedes will be larger and more expensive.
In this daring and radical strategy, factories play a fundamental role. The Sindelfingen, Bremen and Rastatt factories in Germany, plus the Kecskemet plant in Hungary, will start production of what Mercedes calls high-end luxury, entry-level luxury and luxury segments. A lot of luxury in various formats that will begin to be mass-produced from next 2025. Of course, one of those challenges will be the supply of all the batteries necessary to satisfy production.
In today’s times, where the supply chain looks like Swiss cheese, finding battery manufacturers and materials is difficult. That is why Mercedes will bet on a production network on three continents: “The local production of battery systems is a key success factor for Mercedes-Benz’s increase in electric power and a decisive component in being able to meet the global demand for electric vehicles. in a flexible and efficient way.
Mercedes is one of the few brands that are self-sufficient in batteries, so you don’t have to fight with other brands for that supply. The adjustment of factories, the production of batteries and the adaptation of the range indicate that those in Stuttgart are among the best directed towards electric mobility. “We are ready for the rapid increase in electric vehicle volumes”commented Joerg Burzer, member of the management board for production and supply chain.