One of the toughest and most iconic 4X4 vehicles on the market, the Mercedes-Benz G Class, has an electric future, Daimler CEO Ola Källenius has confirmed.
Daimler’s Digital Transformation Chief, Sascha Pallenberg, shared the boss’ quote in the tweet below.
#Daimler CEO Källenius: ”There will be a zero-emission #EV version of the #MercedesBenz G-Class. In the past there were discussions whether we should eliminate the model, the way I see things now I'd say the last Mercedes to be built will be a G-Class" #AMWKongress #eMobility pic.twitter.com/tAS6tzpR3Y
— Sascha Pallenberg 潘賞世 (@sascha_p) November 7, 2019
“By 2022, we will be bringing more than ten different all-electric vehicles to market,” Källenius also stated. This will be by way of Mercedes-Benz’s EQ subbranch, which has already been allocated a massive €10 billion (AU$16 billion) to make this 2022 target a reality.
The only electric G-Class currently in existence is owned by none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger, although it isn’t an official Mercedes-Benz creation and rather one converted by Austrian company Kreisel Electric.