Electric heart soon to beat in Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Mercedes G Class AMG

Mercedes G Class AMG

"There will be a zero-emission #EV version of the #MercedesBenz G-Class".

According to carscoops.com, Källenius made the surprise announcement at the Automobilwoche Kongress in Berlin on Thursday (8 November), where he also admitted that attempts to discontinue the G-Class completely, first mentioned 2005 with the GL, now GLS, set to have been the successor, have however been put off. Company spokesman Sascha Pallenberg then confirmed the news in a Tweet. Instead of ending eliminating the model, Mercedes decided that introducing a battery-powered version of the G-Class is another way to ensure that it continues to be one of the more recognizable vehicles from the three-pointed star brand in the future.

Just like every other vehicle maker, Mercedes is busy electrifying its cars, but it can make no greater statement of intent in that direction than to create an electric version of the iconic G-Class.

There were initial discussions regarding shelving the iconic model from the lineup. The SUV's substantial size and boxy design will require a massive battery pack to ensure the SUV has a usable amount of range.

Neither Källenius nor Zetsche indicated a time frame during which the electric G-Class could be unveiled; however, based purely on the company's electrification strategy, we should see it within the next two years. Apparently, the company is well aware of the fact, because it is considering making it fully electric.

The G-Class has been in production since the late 1970s and has since retained its place in the company's portfolio as one of the least eco-friendly models to date.

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