And now Mercedes says it will have an all electric fleet by 2030

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stoveliker

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no, "be dominantly electric". That's not "all-electric". Only all new vehicles (models) would be electric.

I do think this is good, but it is also in response to the more progressive European pushes. I think they will keep some (by then hopefully "historic"!) ICE versions to sell - e.g. here in the US.
 

clancey

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These are all top end cars and the prices are high as well as the design on that car because the doors look like half a door in order to save money on the metal--cutting corners here--but they say it has more room inside and just too "snappy" looking for me --I am old fashion and would not be buying a car like that and maybe they did that to make it lighter but its not for "us poorer folk my opinion here,,I heard that these cars only have a range of about 300 miles (heresy not proven) and unless they get the the charging capabilities a lot better I really do not see long distance travel with these things...clancey
 

SpaceBus

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no, "be dominantly electric". That's not "all-electric". Only all new vehicles (models) would be electric.

I do think this is good, but it is also in response to the more progressive European pushes. I think they will keep some (by then hopefully "historic"!) ICE versions to sell - e.g. here in the US.
I think the Mercedes brand will move to all electric, but Daimler also owns other engine powered enterprises.
 

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no, "be dominantly electric". That's not "all-electric". Only all new vehicles (models) would be electric.

I do think this is good, but it is also in response to the more progressive European pushes. I think they will keep some (by then hopefully "historic"!) ICE versions to sell - e.g. here in the US.
They will keep some ICE car models for the markets that do not have the infrastructure to support EVs. I think these will be 3d world sales and not in the US. Not sure about their truck and van sales. The AP had a more detailed report on their plans. (Note there is a typo in this article. It says 2080, but it should be 2030)
 
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