Mercedes-Benz will launch a battery-electric model of the long-lasting G-Class in 2024, the automaker stated on Thursday.
Affirmation of the electrical G-Class, which may go by the title EQG, was made throughout a presentation outlining Mercedes’ plans to transition to a full-electric brand by 2030. Sure, get able to say goodbye to internal-combustion engines at Mercedes-Benz, together with at Mercedes-Benz AMG.
Mercedes CEO Ola Kaellenius first talked about plans for an electrical G-Class in 2019. On the time, he stated Mercedes had checked out discontinuing the G-Class, however he felt that the final Mercedes to be constructed needs to be a G-Class.
However why the lengthy gestation? The large and blocky G-Class would require a considerable kilowatt-hour ranking and Mercedes might wish to wait till battery know-how improves. It is not clear whether or not Mercedes will electrify the G-Class platform, or set up the G-Class physique on one in all its electrical platforms.
A plug-in hybrid G-Class is more likely to eventuate earlier than the electrical model, and it may include an AMG badge connected. AMG plans to introduce plug-in hybrid know-how throughout its vary earlier than switching to a full-electric lineup, and the Affalterbach tuner is understood to be readying a robust setup incorporating a V-8. This setup debuts shortly in the GT 4-Door Coupe and can supply greater than 800 hp.
Be aware, in order for you an electrical G-Class right now, there’s an organization in Austria by the title of Kreisel that offers an electric conversion, although thus far the corporate has solely proven transformed variations of the previous-generation G-Class. Kreisel’s setup options an 80-kwh battery and an electrical motor at every axle for a mixed 482 hp. One of many first folks to take up Kreisel’s G-Class electrical conversion was Arnold Schwarzenegger.