MERCEDES is going green … Electric Vehicles coming 2020

Daimler has set its sights on introducing at least four Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle models going to 2020.  Telsa  Motors and other manufacturers  of Electric Vehicles pushing Daimler to jump into the game. Based on the lessons learned by Tesla Motors from Tesla’s Model S, the high cost of the development, parts and production of standalone electric vehicles do not make it very profitable at volumes under 50,000 units annually in the first generation, even in more costly vehicles.

According  to UK’s  Autocar, Daimler board member and head of its Research and Development Thomas Weber made the announcement after the German government revealed that it will begin offering sales subsidies on all electrical vehicles costing under $60,000

Based on an insider information, the plan includes two electric saloons and two SUV models. The electric cars and SUVs will basically follow the design of their petrol-fed and diesel-powered base models. However, the EVs will reflect a minor unique element in their designs in order for them to be easily recognizable as zero-emission autos.

The fruition of the program will put Mercedes-Benz as a direct competition of Tesla Motors. The article also noted that it is in response to Audi’s announcement that it will be offering a production version of its e-tron quattro concept in 2018.

Although there are no other details available as of yet about the models included in the electric vehicle offensive of Mercedes, the statement of Weber hinted that the EV cars will come from the C-Class and S-Class. On the other hand, the EV SUV models will probably be offered under the GLA and GLC range.


Mercedes-Benz GLC EV


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OEM WHEEL PLUS sells a Replica Wheel that Mercedes enthusiast love. Mr. Parker an OEM Wheel Customer sent us a thank you with this message:

“Here’s a few photo’s over the last couple of years of my 2007 Mercedes SLK350 that I told you about. I ordered these 19 Mercedes inch wheels from you after I started entering Fastdawg in cars shows. It’s done well since the change over and has won 23 awards in limited showings. The wheels has allowed me to complete with Vettes, Mustangs, Camaro’s, and Mopars at local shows, it gives the car a better profile. The old Alloy (silver) just didn’t give the car much of a side presence. Can’t say that now. The picture with the trophies show less than the 23 but it was an earlier picture. The car also has won SLKWorld.com ‘s Ride of the month (February 2014) since the switch over for the world. The car is known world wide as “Fastdawg” and is generally a big hit at shows as few people see SLK’s running around. The chrome wheels were everything I wanted them to be and enable me to complete against the classics. I look forward to my new wheels for my 2005 E500 4matic. By the way, it’s white too and called Snowball! :)”


Bob Parker