Mercedes-Benz - long range BEV battery

Mercedes-Benz - long range BEV battery

Daimler announced this week that all Mercedes-Benz model series will be electrified in the near future; which means the vehicles will have either a plug-in hybrid or an all-electric option.

Whole line-up electrification is possible thanks to a hefty investment of more than seven billion euros into ‘green’ technologies over the next two years alone.

One of the strongest points of the new strategy will be the new dedicated vehicle architecture for BEVs.  Daimler states that unique platform will be ready for market launch before the end of the decade (which sounds vaguely familiar to Volkswagen's MEB platform plans).

As part of the announcement, Daimler released few photographs with glimpses of the new architecture that do indeed seems to be well suited for long-range EVs (500 km+/ 310 miles NEDC)...as well as for a double motor, AWD electric SUV (that we all know is coming).

Mercedes-Benz - long range BEV

Mercedes-Benz - long range BEV

Mercedes-Benz - long range BEV battery

Mercedes-Benz - long range BEV battery

Mercedes-Benz - long range BEV battery

Mercedes-Benz - long range BEV battery