Mercedes will make an electric G-Wagen – Auto World


The news comes from the Twitter profile of Daimler's head of Digital Transformation, Sascha Pallenbergdel, who directly cited the CEO Daimler Ola Kallenius: a version will arrive completely electric with zero emissions of the Mercedes G-Class. Kallenius also reassured all fans of this historic car by stating that "In the past we had discussed a possible cancellation of the model, as I see things now, I would say that the last Mercedes we will build will be a G-Class".

The electric variant of the classic G-Wagen will enter the orbit of the brand dedicated to electric Mercedes EQs; Kallenius also confirmed that a massive investment will be made of 10 billion euros with the aim of introducing more than ten completely electric vehicles to the market by 2022.

A Mercedes Class G 100% electric, however, is not a real novelty: although it was not officially produced by Mercedes but a conversion carried out by the Austrian Kreisel Electric three years ago, a battery-powered G-Wagen is owned by the actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Equipped with a 490CV electric motor and with a range of about 300km (with an 80kWh battery pack), this special Mercedes is capable of going from 0 to 100km / h in just 5.6 seconds, reaching a maximum speed of 183km / h.

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