Daimler's approach to the future is embodied in these models.
The Concept EQ is the forerunner of a new generation of battery-electric vehicles at Daimler. Mass-production vehicles based on the EQ design will be rolling off the assembly line at the Mercedes-Benz plants in the next few years. After the smart EQ models Daimler launches the Mercedes-Benz EQC (combined electrical consumption: 20.8 - 19.7 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)**, the first fully-electric SUV, in the mid of 2019. With a range of up to 450 kilometers to NEDC (provisional figure)** and the typical Mercedes strengths in terms of safety, comfort, functionality and connectivity, the vehicle fulfills all requirements placed on modern, sustainable mobility.
Electrically-operated passenger cars at Daimler
The EQC (electricity consumption combined: 20.8 – 19.7 kWh/100 km; CO₂ emissions combined: 0 g/km)** is the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle to be launched under the EQ brand in 2019. A sophisticated operating strategy enables an electric range of 445 - 471 km according to NEDC.**
smart is the first automobile manufacturer to offer each model series in an electric version: The electric fleet includes the smart electric drive (power consumption combined: 13.1 - 12.9 kWh/100 km; CO₂ emissions (combined): 0 g/km)**, the smart fortwo electric drive (power consumption (combined): 15.7 - 13.9 kWh/100km, CO₂ emissions (combined): 0 g/km.)**, the smart cabrio electric drive (power consumption (combined): 15.8 - 13.9 kWh/100km, CO₂ emissions (combined): 0 g/km)** and smart forfour electric drive (power consumption (combined): 16.4 - 14.5 kWh/100km, CO₂ emissions (combined): 0 g/km)**. The range is around 160 km.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL (combined hydrogen consumption: 0.34 kg/100 km, combined CO₂ emissions: 0 g/km, combined electrical consumption: 13.7 kWh/100 km)** is unique worldwide as it features both fuel cells and a battery drive which can be charged externally using plug-in technology. With a hydrogen consumption of around 1 kg/100 km, the GLC F-CELL achieves around 430 hydrogen-based kilometres¹ in the NEDC cycle.**
With the Concept EQV, Mercedes-Benz has combined locally emission-free mobility with impressive driving performance. The Concept EQV features a compact electric drivetrain (eATS) on the front axle with an output of 150 kW. The lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 100 kWh enable a maximum range of up to 400 kilometres.
As the world’s biggest commercial vehicle manufacturer, Daimler is making use of new, sustainable drive systems for its trucks, buses, and vans as well as its cars. The eVito is the second all-electric production model that Mercedes-Benz Vans launched on the market — after the Vito E-Cell in 2010. Mercedes-Benz Vans plans to electrify all of its commercial model series. The eVito will be followed by the eSprinter in the second half of 2019.
Electrically-operated vans from Daimler
With a range of around 150 kilometers, a top speed of up to 120 km/h, a payload of more than 1,000 kilograms, and a cargo capacity of up to 6.6 m³, the eVito is tailored to the needs of commercial customers who operate in inner cities.
In July 2018, Daimler Buses introduced the eCitaro. Thanks to its range of 250 kilometers, this bus can cover the majority of the regular services without any problems. With the FUSO eCanter, the Group also leads the way in the field of "green" trucks: Since 2017, the electric light truck has been rolling off the assembly line in small volumes.
Electrically-operated trucks at Daimler
In 2014, the world's first fully electric light truck was launched in the fleet test under the name of FUSO Canter E-Cell and has been produced as the FUSO eCanter in a small-volume series since July 2017. In the vehicle, a new permanent synchronous electric motor with an impressive output of 185 kW is used. Depending on the body, load and operating profile, the range is more than 100 kilometers.
The Mercedes-Benz electric truck for heavy distribution haulage combines electric mobility and connectivity: By using the intelligent range management, it can travel up to 200 kilometers before needing to be connected to the power line again. At the beginning of the next decade, it will be launched on the market as a mass-production vehicle.
According to SORT2, the Citaro with a full complement of batteries should be able to achieve an operating range of around 150 kilometres in the summer. In other words, it is already possible to serve some sub-networks within the daily workload of a city bus without opportunity charging. Without opportunity charging, the eCitaro already covers about one third of all requirements of the transport operators. Under ideal conditions, the eCitaro even drives around 250 kilometres without opportunity charging. Series production will start in 2018.
In the coming years, Daimler will be investing more than ten billion euros in the expansion of its electric fleet at Mercedes-Benz Cars as well as one billion euros in its battery production. More than ten new electric vehicles will enter series production.