are at the center of Mercedes-Benz's EV strategy, and they plan to build eight battery plants. The exact locations of these plants have not yet been announced, but Mercedes-Benz wants plants located in Europe and the United States. They are also looking for partners to build the plants with.
While the goal is to be fully electric by the end of the decade, the logistics have not been fully figured out yet. There is no hard date in place for when the manufacturer will stop selling gas-powered vehicles.
hopes to be all-electric by 2030. Meanwhile, German car staple Volkswagen announced their plan to also invest in battery production facilities.
Manufacturers outside of Europe have similar goals. In anticipation of proposals like the EU gas-powered sales ban, General Motors announced its goals of being all-electric by 2035. In China, a newcomer to the car market called
is making a name for themselves for their electric vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz's goal of shifting away from gas-powered vehicles by the end of the decade is an ambitious one. For a name so heavily associated with their gas-powered cars, the idea of them becoming fully electric so quickly seems almost impossible. Because of upcoming regulations and pressure from competitors, though, this might be necessary if they want to remain a major force in the industry.
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Brandon Moore earned a Bachelor of Arts in English degree and Minor in Music at Truman State University (2021), where he has been published in the literary magazine Windfall. Originally from Illinois and Missouri, Brandon routinely travels throughout the Midwest. When he’s not writing and editing content, you can find Brandon hiking trails, writing and performing music, or spending time with his family in central Missouri.