The newly introduced Mercedes-Benz technique was envisioned to “deal with profitable the place it issues” – devoted electrical automobiles and proprietary automobile software program.
The German producer is lastly turning in direction of mass electrification utilizing proprietary EV platforms as a substitute of modification of present ones, shared with standard fashions.
There can be two EV platforms:
Mercedes-Benz intends to take a position extra within the growth of electrical drive. New in-house developed eMotors are on the horizon, which can be mixed with “refined inverter and excessive voltage expertise”.
Equally, loads of sources can be directed to in-house battery R&D “complimented by shut partnerships with key strategic companions CATL, Farasis and Sila Nano”. Mercedes-Benz expects that new supplies and manufacturing processes will improve vary, cut back charging time and price.
The corporate has additionally introduced a brand new Imaginative and prescient EQXX expertise program with the aim to construct an EV with “spectacular effectivity and vary”. What might or not it’s, 1,000+ km/620+ mi WLTP?
“Mercedes-Benz has tasked its engineering group with pushing the boundaries of electrical vary and effectivity with a cross-functional, multi-disciplinary workforce primarily based in Stuttgart, supported by specialists from the Mercedes-Benz F1 HPP group within the UK, who convey experience in eMotors plus motorsport-inspired growth pace.”
Outcomes from the Imaginative and prescient EQXX undertaking can be shortly carried out within the collection manufacturing vehicles.
Some of the attention-grabbing issues can also be an official announcement in regards to the Mercedes-Benz sub-brands – AMG, Maybach and G that will even go electrical.
Temporary information within the press launch doesn’t inform whether or not we’re speaking about BEVs or PHEVs, however we assume BEVs.
“New electrical merchandise coming for AMG, Maybach and G.”
“AMG is about for the following stage with high-performance electrification, beginning in 2021. Its hyperlinks with System 1 will even intensify subsequent 12 months, to mirror its id as Mercedes’ excessive efficiency sub-brand. Maybach will pursue world alternatives, doubling in dimension and going electrical. The demand for the legendary G is forward of present capability. The legend will develop, and can electrify. With the EQ model, Mercedes-Benz will deal with a brand new viewers with progressive high-technology merchandise, constructed on devoted electrical architectures.”
One other focal point is the software program. Mercedes-Benz has determined to develop in-house its personal MB.OS working system for vehicles. It’s anticipated to be prepared for 2024.
“Within the space of automobile software program, Mercedes-Benz has introduced its personal proprietary MB.OS working system. This can be developed in-house and is scheduled for launch in 2024. It would permit Mercedes-Benz to centralize the management of all of the automobiles’ domains and likewise its shopper interfaces. Proprietary software program growth will permit higher pace and extra frequent updates, and can be designed round scalable architectures that may management future growth prices.”
Lastly, profitability – a brand new focus space for Mercedes-Benz, and possibly tons of different producers around the globe, shocked by the COVID-19, in addition to very excessive bills on all the brand new R&D tasks, from EV platforms, by means of EV fashions, software program and autonomous driving programs.