Mercedes-Benz considers a G-Class EQ

Galtero Lara
Noviembre 10, 2019

This week, Daimler's digital transformation head Sascha Pallenberg relayed via Twitter that the head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, speaking at an automobile event in Berlin, revealed that an all-electric version of the G-Class wagon is in the works.

Rolling out the G-Class Ev will transform one of the biggest gas guzzlers of the band into a zero-emissions vehicle.

That certainly makes the future of the iconic 4x4 seem rather safe for now, although at this stage there are no other details about the electrified G-Class or any word on how much longer the petrol and diesel versions will continue to be offered.

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There were initial discussions regarding shelving the iconic model from the lineup. "In the past there were discussions on 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", Pallenberg said. The SUV's substantial size and boxy design will require a massive battery pack to ensure the SUV has a usable amount of range. The company is likely waiting for the next generation of batteries to be ready before proceeding with the transition to electric for its behemoth.

Neither Källenius nor Zetsche indicated a time frame during which the electric G-Class could be unveiled; however, based purely on the company's electrification strategy, we should see it within the next two years. Obviously enough, Mercedes-Benz can't afford to keep the G-Wagen alive without a few sacrifices. Arnold Schwarzenegger was one of the first to get an electric G-Class from Kreisel.

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