AMG boss: Mercedes-Benz could launch a new electric supercar

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive could have a successor. Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG, does not rule out the launch of a new electric supercar.

The first “test” for such a recipe took place in 2012 when Mercedes-Benz launched the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive supercar at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. The model had four electric engines capable of delivering a total of 751 hp and 1,000 Nm.

In an interview for British magazine Autocar, Tobias Moers, Mercedes-AMG CEO, said a new supercar should not be ruled out. “Why ignore such a product? The market for such cars has become a major factor in recent years and is different from the 2012 SLS Electric Drive launch year,” said the Mercedes-AMG official.

The price demanded by Mercedes-Benz (416,500 euros) was one of the reasons why SLS AMG Electric Drive has not become a popular model. But the technologies used by manufacturers to develop electric cars have been improved, and costs have fallen compared to those in 2012.

Under these conditions, a future electric supercar developed by Mercedes-AMG could have a price much closer to that of a supercar equipped with an internal combustion engine.