Mercedes says ‘no thanks’ to EQ: EV model to be axed

Mercedes-Benz is to revert its electrical automobiles again to conventional mannequin naming constructions within the coming years as the primary era of its all-electric fashions come to the tip of their life cycles. 

The German big has used EQ to designate its EVs throughout eight fashions from EQA to EQS SUV, however the brand new electrical G-Class marks a change in strategy. Branded ‘G580 with EQ Expertise’, quite than the beforehand touted Mercedes EQG that might observe the naming technique, the electrical G-Class sits alongside petrol, diesel and high-performance AMG fashions in a single vary of automobiles.

“EQ is the technical lead, future electrical Mercedes-Benz gained’t be EQ”, stated Mercedes product supervisor Tobi Mantele. 

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The producer is conscious of the model cache of automobiles such because the E-Class, and as electrical automobiles are normalised as a part of the mannequin line-up, will revert to the normal monikers of its petrol and diesel fashions. “EQ is the technical platform for the model,” added a Mercedes spokesperson. “As quickly as you go absolutely electrical you wouldn’t need to drop a model like S-Class.”

However Mercedes isn’t going all-in on electrical simply but, promising additional developments on plug-in hybrids within the close to future, in addition to 48-volt hybrid at least on each petrol and diesel automobile.  

“We’re not throwing away different alternatives with our state-of-the-art ICE platforms,” added the spokesperson. “We now have the best-performing PHEV based on vary, and we’re updating these once more.” 

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