Mercedes EQC To Be Followed By Nine More Electric Vehicles Until 2022

Mercedes may haverevealed the new EQC just yesterday, however the company is already planning a range of no less than nine new electric vehicles set for launch in the next four years.

We had already heard about Mercedes’ EV ambitions, but now we get to find out more about the upcoming EQ range, which will include the EQA hatchback, the EQB compact SUV and the EQS flagship luxury sedan, aside from the EQC SUV.

Mercedes also plans to introduce an electric version of the V-Class by 2022 while Smart will add three models to the EQ range, with the Fortwo, Fortwo Cabriolet and Forfour. That brings the total up to eight electric vehicles. Daimler’s ninth EV is most likely an EQA-based saloon, aimed at the Asian market and more specifically China.

“With the EQC – the first fully electric SUV from Mercedes-Benz – we are flipping the switch. Electric drive is a major component in the mobility of the future,” said Dieter Zetsche, Daimler’s CEO at the EQC’s reveal event. “We are therefore investing more than 10 billion euros ($12 billion) in the expansion of our EQ model portfolio, and more than one billion euros in global battery production.”

Mercedes will build the EQC in Bremen and in Beijng, with the latter aimed at the Chinese market. The carmaker also said that the upcoming executive and luxury battery-electric vehicles will be produced at its Sindelfingen plant. Compact electric models will be produced in Rastatt and in Hambach. Mercedes also noted that in the future, all SUV models under the EQ brand will be produced by the Tuscaloosa plant. Finally, the company plans to build the rumored EQA-based saloon in Beijing, alongside the EQC.

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  • Mr. EP9

    Nine new models to be launched in the next four years, huh? That’s a bold promise Daimler.

    • PK

      at least mercedes can deliver unlike tesla….

  • TheBelltower

    Hopefully the other eight will be more impressive than the mediocre EQC.

  • Matthew Boyd

    Seeing how wealthy Daimler is, looks like their first goal is to steal market share versus maximizing profit like Audi is with their three entries into the EV world (e-tron Quattro, GT, Sportback), which will be in the 90-100k+ range. Steal the market and the money will follow.

    • PK

      That’s Mercedes Benz for you.

  • mihsf

    This is where the story of all these electric vehicles start-up and Tesla ends. They aren’t able to face such an onslaught. They won’t have enough skilled engineers, factories and production lines to produce 9 models and won’t be able to finance development costs.

    • Except that the Gigafactory produces the most efficient and cheapest batteries. Not a small detail.

    • PK

      and tesla had like what? 6? 5 years head start? jeez….

  • TheBelltower

    It doesn’t look bad, but it’s too conventional. And the design doesn’t make sense for an EV. Why the long engine bay?

    • PK

      At least the interior design makes up for it. the rear? porsche knockoff but it’s ok. I wish mercedes put more effort on the front! they lazed off on that one!

      • TheBelltower

        I’m not a fan of MB’s current interiors.IMO, they are garish. I will agree that rear of the EQC is very sharp.

  • Ceneon

    It’s nine in total not EQC and nine more as title says. So title should be: Mercedes EQC To Be Followed By Eight More Electric Vehicles Until 2022

    Next error is in first sentence, space is missing: Mercedes may haverevealed the new EQC just yesterday

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