Mercedes Apparently Wants To Build A Ton Of Electric Cars Under Its New Brand EQ To Be Made In Bremen

Dec 05, 2016 09:29 AM EST | Staff Reporter

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After registering for a bunch of UK trademark names with EQ prefix, Mercedes-Benz apparently will build a ton of electric car under its new brand name EQ to be made in the German City of Bremen by the end of the decade, according to Daimler.

Mercedes-Benz and Daimler's Smart brand are aiming to produce more than 10 electric cars within nine to ten years from now. If their goals went well there could be more Mercedes EV's than you can count on two hands.

The launching of the Mercedes EQ model will not be until 2019. But expected that they will launch new EV's every year. Though, Even Matthias Lührs, the vice-president of sales and product the vice president of sales and product management at Mercedes are pretty much aware that the demand is still low.

The first model that they will build is based on the sporty SUV coupe-style EQ vehicle as it presented at the Paris auto show a month ago. The plant in Bremen currently makes 10 different models like the plug-in hybrids of the C-Class and the GLC SUV. Its fuel cell operated GLC is to be made at the factory and stated that it is likely to compete with Toyota's Mirai.

The battery they will use for the EV will be produced by "Daimler unit Accumotive and produced in Kamenz in the eastern German state of Saxony."  Though there are some followers of the Jalopnik website and obviously, car users which are concern about the battery charging of the vehicle. Some stated that "Tesla is still by far the best fo charging convenience. It's a shame Tesla is still by far the best for charging convenience."

In the conversation of the said website, they also express their regrets as Tesla and BMW were not able to reach an agreement on sharing their charging infrastructure and could have helped each other out since they are both luxury brands and targeting the same age range of customers with their electric vehicles.

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