Mercedes Says Its Electric Vehicles Aren't Delayed
Mercedes-Benz‘s parent company, Daimler, says the development of its electric vehicles is right on schedule.
Recently, German business daily Handelsblatt reported the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC has been delayed several months until June 2019. Daimler has responded, with one spokesman saying the company hasn’t specified a launch date for the model just yet. The publication also reported the plug-in hybrid version of the redesigned S-Class wasn’t arriving until 2021, but Daimler says it is on target and there are no delays.
It is believed that as more automakers turn to electrified vehicles, battery production could become a bottleneck. Mercedes plans to offer an electrified version of every model it sells by 2022, resulting in at least 50 electric or hybrid models in its lineup. Smart, which is also owned by Daimler, will stop offering gasoline engines by 2020.
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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