Mercedes-Benz has reportedly been working on a electric vehicle sub-brand which they are expected to introduce at the Paris Motor Show this year.
To rival Tesla and BMW’s ‘i’ division, Merceds-benz has been working on its own sub-brand that will make only electric cars, reports Bloomberg. The sub-brand from Mercedes-Benz will try and cash in on the growing alternative fuel vehicles market for the company and it has been reported that the company will introduce two electric sedans and two SUVs with the first one being showcaed the Paris Motor Show late this year at the brand’s global unveil.
However, the name of the sub-brand has not been revealed as yet, but previous reports suggest that a high performance all-electric sedan concept will be unveiled at the show in Paris this September. Its been reported that the cars from Mercedes’ EV sub-brand will features batteries that will have a range of 300-400 miles (~480-640 kilometres) on a single charge.
Mercedes is expected to produce these electric cars at the factory in Bremen, Germany as reported. Mercedes will also start the development of a fuel-cell electric version of the new GLC SUV which can be charged from a wall power socket and hydrogen. While the sedan may be the first vehicle the company could unveil, an all-wheel-drive electric SUV could also make its debut.
Mercedes had also offered a Fuel-cell version of the B-Class in international markets which have the infrastructure to support the technology, but couldn’t make its presence felt in the market.