Mercedes has officially announced that it will produce Mercedes EQ models in all its main plants. Six models will be launched in 2021: EQA, EQB, EQS, EQE plus SUV versions of EQE and EQS.
Mercedes EQA will celebrate its world premiere on January 20, 2021 and will be produced at the Rastatt plant (Germany) along with A-Class, A-Class sedan, B-Class and GLA with conventional propulsion and PHEV. The Mercedes EQA will also be produced at the BBAC plant in Beijing for the Chinese market.
Production of the Mercedes EQB will also begin in 2021 at the plant in Kecsemet (Hungary) and at the BBAC joint venture for the Chinese market. Thus, Mercedes EQB will be produced together with CLA and CLA Shooting Brake also available in PHEV versions.
Production of the Mercedes EQS will start in Factory 56 at the Sindelfingen plant in the first half of 2021 and will be available from August 2021 together with the Mercedes-AMG EQS sports version. The executive sedan Mercedes EQE sedan will be produced at the factory in Bremen, where the Mercedes EQC SUV is also produced. Subsequently, the Mercedes EQE will also be produced in China at the Beijing plant.
Finally, the Mercedes EQE SUV and EQS SUV, parallel models with electric propulsion of GLE and GLS but built on the dedicated EVA platform used at EQE and EQS will be produced from 2022 at the plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (USA) where GLE and GLS with conventional engines and PHEV are produced.
The batteries for the Mercedes-EQ electric vehicles are supplied by a global battery production network with plants on three continents.
-two plants in Kamenz (Germany) that produce batteries for hybrids, PHEV and electric since 2012. A second plant in the same place produces batteries for EQC from 2019. Also here will be produced batteries for EQA.
– Mercedes and BAIC have built a battery plant in Yizhuang Industrial Park in Beijing. Here are produced batteries for EQC models for the Chinese market.
– In Jawor (Poland), batteries are produced for the PHEV versions of the C, E and S-Class. In the future, EQA and EQB batteries will be produced here.
– In Unterturkheim, two battery plants will be built. The EQS batteries will come from the plants in Hedelfingen where the EQE batteries will also be produced. Another plant is being built at Bruhl which will supply batteries for PHEV models.
– To supply the batteries for EQE SUV and EQS SUV another battery factory will be built in the vicinity of the plant in Tuscaloosa.
– In Banghok, Thailand, together with local partner Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant (TAAP), Mercedes has started construction in 2019 of batteries for PHEV models from C, E and S-Class.
In 2022, 8 electric models will be produced in factory spans on three continents. Currently, 20 PHEV models are in production and their number will reach 25 in 2025.
Mercedes plans that in 2030 more than half of sales will be electrified models and from 2039 to sell only electric models.