Mercedes-Benz says it is looking for plug-in hybrids or electric vehicles to make up more than 50% of its car sales by 2030. “We aim to have a carbon-neutral new passenger car fleet in 20 years,” the German carmaker states. “Let’s be clear what this means for us – a fundamental transformation of our company within less than three product cycles.”
The company is also electrifying its vans, trucks and buses, and says its modular development enables the rapid transfer of technology between its divisions.
While Mercedes-Benz’s current focus is, like other leading car makers, on battery-electric mobility, it’s also working on other solutions such as the fuel cell or eFuels made from renewable energy.
“No one knows for sure which drivetrain mix will best serve our customers’ needs 20 years from now,” the firm says. “That’s why we encourage policy makers to pave the way for tech neutrality.”