Mercedes-Benz will offer electric versions of all its models by 2022, converting its Smart city car brand to become fully electric.
Daimler’s Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche disclosed this on Monday at the company’s investor day in Sindelfingen, Germany.
Daimler said it will offer at least 50 electrified versions of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars in hybrid and fully electric car variants.
Because electric cars have a lower margin than combustion-engine cars, Daimler has set itself a more ambitious savings target. The company’s Fit for Leadership 4.0 plan targets savings of 4 billion euros ($4.8 billion), Daimler said.