Mercedes Selects Sindelfingen Factory For Production Of Its EQ-Branded EVs In 2019

3 months ago by Mark Kane 5


Assembly of the S-Class at the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen Plant

Mercedes-Benz has selected its Sindelfingen plant in Germany (currently engaged with S and E Class production) as the base for its new “IQ” electric vehicle brand.

The first model, based on all-electric Generation EQ concept, is scheduled for production in 2019.

Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ

The EQ cars will be based on an architecture developed specifically for battery-electric models (MEB) – which was just completed in late January.

And because it’s scalable, it will fit an entire lineup of electric cars like SUVs, sedanss and coupés, all with different sizes and wheelbase.

By 2025, Mercedes-Benz intends to have no less than ten new all-electric models on the market, and expects 15 to 25% of all sales to be pure electric vehicles.

Electric Offensive by Mercedes-Benz Cars

Mercedes-Benz Cars is consolidating all activities in connection with electric mobility under the new product brand EQ, and the Concept EQ gives a clear outlook onto a completely new generation of vehicles.

Mercedes-Benz Cars plans to launch more than ten electric vehicles by 2025: in all segments from smart to large SUVs. The company assumes that the proportion of electric vehicles in the total unit sales of Mercedes-Benz will be between 15 and 25 percent. This is dependent on on the development of infrastructure and client preferences.

The EQ product brand is an elementary component of the corporate strategy for the mobility of the future, which is summarized under the acronym CASE. The four letters stand for the strategic pillars of connectivity, autonomous driving, flexible use and electric drive, which Daimler is systematically developing and intelligently linking.

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5 responses to "Mercedes Selects Sindelfingen Factory For Production Of Its EQ-Branded EVs In 2019"

  1. CLIVE says:

    Great news for MB-EQ.

    Bring them !

  2. Just_Chris says:

    What are the people in the picture doing? Is the entire line automated? Are there 5 people holding mobile phones because the photographer didn’t want to take an empty shot?

    1. Mr. B. says:

      Look closer at the picture. It may be staged, but those aren’t mobile phones, and the third person is holding what appears to be a wrench, suspension component or isolation mount of some sort.

      Oh, and MEB is VW’s platform, not MB’s platform.

  3. Romboiii says:

    MEB is Volkswagen, not Mercedes — just delete the paragraph, you’ll confuse people

  4. bogdan says:

    ‘The first model, based on all-electric Generation EQ concept, is scheduled for production in 2019.’

    What model is it, can they be more specific on that? Or they didn’t decided yet…..LOL!

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