20/05/2022

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Mercedes confirms EQG electric G-Class for 2024 and Maybach EQS

Mercedes has confirmed plans to launch a new all-electrical edition of the G-Course in 2024 alongside a luxurious Maybach edition of the EQS SUV. 

Mercedes has said it aims to have an electrical automobile in just about every automobile section it serves by 2025 – a objective which will be reached by electrifying offerings in the off-road and luxurious segments.

Mercedes’s marketing and sales main, Britta Seeger, said: “Next yr we will current SUV variations of our EQE as effectively as of our EQS. All these cars will give large range, very first-course ease and comfort and outstanding dynamics.

“And I can assure you that we will manage this momentum going ahead. What applies to the Mercedes portfolio also applies to our unbelievably sturdy sub brand names – we want to go electrical. So, you can glance ahead to a major-notch EQS SUV edition of Mercedes-Maybach, for case in point. In 2024 we will launch our full-electrical G-Course, as effectively. It will continue the great story of our G-series.”

All of these cars will be dependent on Mercedes’s more substantial auto Electric Auto Architecture (EVA), which manufactured its debut underneath the EQS saloon this yr. The architecture is able of accomodating a 100kWh battery which can provide a range of up to 435 miles on a single cost in the EQS.

Mercedes hasn’t yet unveiled any technological information on either the Maybach EQS SUV or the electrical G-Glass, but we anticipate the previous will be dependent on the identical EVA system as the EQS saloon – albeit only with that car’s most powerful powertrains.

Information are even much more sparse on the electrical G-Wagen. Having said that, if Mercedes elects to maintain the auto as a mud-plugging off-roader alternatively than a life style SUV, it is achievable that the firm’s engineers could glance to electrify the present-day combustion-engined model’s ladder chassis with the battery tech and electrical motors from the EVA system. 

Mercedes’s electrification plans for 2025 and beyond

Searching further more afield, Mercedes will launch a few new devoted electrical platforms in 2025, known as MB.EA, AMG.EA and VAN.EA. They’ll all be highly standardised, with these a few platforms covering nearly all of Mercedes’s subsequent-era electrical cars.

MB.EA is destined for Mercedes’s foreseeable future medium and massive cars AMG.EA will function underneath all of the firm’s subsequent functionality EVs, though VAN.EA will be utilised for the company’s upcoming light professional cars. To energy the new architecture, Mercedes has also acquired the Oxford-dependent electrical drivetrain manufacturer, YASA.

Mercedes’s Main Functioning Officer and head of development, Markus Schafer, said: “In 2025 we will further more consolidate our architectures to one ultimate overarching system: MB.EA, the Mercedes-Benz Electric Architecture. No combustion engines any extended.

“And it will revolutionize the way we engineer electrical cars. In simple fact, it will not even be an architecture as we have identified it so significantly. It’s a scalable modular system providing the diverse factors as we need them for diverse cars – plug and enjoy, off the shelf.

“Our batteries will be highly standardized. Far more than 90% of all foreseeable future Mercedes cars will be dependent on a widespread battery system. At the identical time, we will be adaptable more than enough to present individual solutions to all our prospects.”

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