Two years in the past, then-head of Mercedes Dieter Zetsche stated the brand deliberate to have electric versions for all of its models by 2022. One yr in the past Mercedes unveiled its first electrical SUV. Now, per a tweet by Head of Digital Transformation at Daimler AG Sascha Pallenberg, the brand new CEO Ola Källenius promised a zero-emission model of the company’s G-Class.
#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
As Autoblog notes, any potential “EQG” (following Mercedes’ naming scheme for the EQC) faces the catch 22 of including an additional giant battery to an already-XL-sized SUV, and including much more weight.
However the firm is seemingly prepared to spend money on vital engineering to make all of it work, with Källenius saying “Prior to now there have been discussions whether or not we must always remove the model, the way in which I see issues now I might say the final Mercedes to be constructed will likely be a G-Class.” If you cannot wait, then possibly you possibly can pull a Schwarzenegger and have Kreisel custom build an electric G wagon for you right now.’
Gallery: 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC first drive