Classics Daimler wants to align passenger car business on electromobility
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The car maker Daimler has made his goals on the way to the age of electromobility. The Group will soon be completely adopted by the combustion technology in the car area.
Daimler wanted to organize the whole business of the car trunk brand Mercedes-Benz on electric driving in the future in the future, the Group participated in Stuttgart on Thursday. Already in 2025, the Swabia want to achieve around 50 percent of their new sales with fully electric or plug-in cars - these are planned twice as many as before. It is also prepared to "fully electric" by the end of the decade.
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The company announced, between 2022 and 2030 are investments of more than 40 billion euros in Battery electric vehicles intended. In concretely, with Mercedes all new vehicle architectures - the technical basis of car models - from 2025 only be electrical. In the same year you will introduce three new platforms. Also by the middle of the decade, the customer for each Mercedes model should in any case a fully electric alternative to choose from.
In view of the new edition, Daimler now wants to produce even with other companies together on a larger scale battery cells. With partners, one plan to build eight giga factories worldwide with a total capacity of more than 200 gigawatt hours. So far, the Group had rejected an independent large-scale cell production and set on suppliers. The planned battery cell factories are intended to complement the already planned network of nine factories, which assemble battery systems from the cell packets. The next battery generation will be highly standardized and suitable for use in more than 90 percent of all future Mercedes cars, it said. (dpa)
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