Once again, Mercedes confirms an electric G-Class is coming
It comes to us via Twitter that, at the Automobilwoche Kongress in Berlin, Daimler CEO Ola Källenius said the following: “There will be a zero-emission EV version of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. In the past there were discussions whether we should eliminate the model; the way I see things now I’d say the last Mercedes to be built will be a G-Class.” That’s right folks. Long past the final S-Class, G-Wagens shall continue on for all eternity.
It’s a bold statement overall but hardly a surprising one. Last year, when former Daimler boss Dr. Zetsche introduced the 2019 G-Class along with fellow Graz celebrity Arnold Schwarzenegger, he confirmed that each Mercedes-Benz model will be offered with a fully electric powertrain in due time. Schwarzenegger himself owns the first electric G built by Kreisel in Austria, a 482-horsepower SUV with an 80-kWh battery pack granting 190 miles of range. What’s even more impressive? Kreisel’s G-Class EV is also lighter than the similarly powerful combustion models.
When will Mercedes-Benz launch its own electric G-Class remains an open question, but following Källenius’ announcement, the battery-packed G shouldn’t be as far away as the next Landaulet…