Mercedes-Benz plans to end sales of vehicles with a traditional combustion engine by 2039 and fully switch to zero-emission models.
Ola Kallenius, head of research at Mercedes, said the German giant intends to form a new fleet of sustainable passenger cars..
Over the next 20 years, all models will migrate to electric or hybrid platforms with various combinations..
The company is currently focusing on developing vehicles with electric batteries, but is exploring options for switching to ethanol or hydrogen fuel cells. Daimler also expects to enter the market for synthetic fuels produced using renewable energy sources..
Mercedes-Benz wants to abandon combustion engines by 2039
It is not yet known exactly which combination of powertrains will meet customer needs two decades from now, so the automaker is urging policymakers not to impose technological development paths. and provide choice to consumers.
Daimler expects electric vehicles to account for 50% of total sales by 2030. By 2022, the concern’s factories in the EU will stop emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Such changes are stimulated by European legislation, which provides for huge fines for non-compliance with environmental standards..
We also recently reported that Hyundai will develop hydrogen fuel cell ship.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: ibtimes