Mercedes-Benz makes an important step towards neutral mobility from the point of view of CO2 emissions. Stuttgart manufacturer has established a strategic partnership with a Chinese manufacturer of batteries – company Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co., Ltd., include and their units.
This is another step towards the implementation of the strategy Mercedes-Benz “Ambition2039”, which involves the reduction of CO2 emissions. Key elements of the agreement include the development and industrialization of advanced technology units and the adoption of ambitious goals when it comes to economic competitiveness.
The deal will provide Mercedes-Benz with a reliable source of supply of batteries, and Farasis will receive a stable profit through the planned provision of production capacity.
In order to meet the growing demand of the German plants of Mercedes, a Chinese company is building a plant for battery production in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, which will create 2,000 new jobs. Plants in Eastern Germany from the outset was designed as producing a neutral emission of CO2.
In the framework of the strategy “Electric first” Mercedes-Benz carries out electrification of all models and types of cars. In less than 20 years, the star fleet of new cars will be neutral from the point of view of CO2 emissions.
By 2030 the company intends to ensure that more than 50% of passenger car sales were plug-in hybrids or models solely on electric power. In serial production is already fully electric trucks, vans and buses from Mercedes. By the end of this year the manufacturer plans to launch five all-electric passenger cars and 20 hybrid plug-in. The range is the latest range from class A to class S, from GLA to GLE.
The offensive is also continuing among vehicles with exclusively battery powered. The choice is already all-electric model Mercedes-Benz 400 4MATIC EQC, three smart EQ and EQV 300. Soon there will be 100%-s ‘ cars of the compact class with an electric drive, a fully electric sedan EQS.