Mercedes-AMG had previously built SLS EV and is currently working on couple of hybrid vehicles including the Project One hypercar
Mercedes-AMG is mulling over manufacturing all-electric performance cars for the company’s future product lineup. The automaker previously built an all-electric SLS and currently it is working on several hybrid models as well that include Project One hypercar and the model derived from GT concept showcased at 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
As the German automaker says, it understands the need for environment friendly pure electric powertrain as a future source of energy for its vehicles. Also, the company claims that it has already shown its capability to built all-electric car through the pure electric SLS. Mercedes-AMG says that it is currently developing technology for its future EV and the car will come with learning it has acquired from hybrid vehicles.
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The timeframe of the electric powered performance Mercedes-AMG vehicle is not disclosed. But, one thing is clear that it is working on the vehicle and it could come sometime in next decade. Mercedes-AMG also says that despite shedding the internal combustion engine, the upcoming pure electric performance car will be sporty and it will deliver high performance as well.
The upcoming all-electric performance car from Mercedes-AMG will come as the successor of SLS Electric Drive. This will help the German brand in keeping its existence in new generation mobility. Electric powered mobility is something several automakers are working on for quite some time and being a global auto giant, Mercedes cannot stay away.
The luxury auto manufacturer has already formed the dedicated EQ brand for electric vehicles. Interestingly, India is going to play a crucial role for the brand’s future electric vehicle strategy. It has already joined the bandwagon of automakers like Tesla to request Indian government to provide temporary excise duty exemption for the import of electric vehicles here. Expect the automaker to bring its all-electric car in the country sometime in 2020 or 2021.
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