Daimler AG, the parent of the Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands, is pushing ahead with the transformation to emission-free mobility.
The German-based automaker aims to have a carbon-neutral new passenger car fleet and aims to have plug-in hybrids or all-electric vehicles to make up more than 50% of its car sales by 2030.
“We want to offer our customers a carbon-neutral driving experience,” said Mercedes.
By 2030, Mercedes aims to have electric models make up more than half of its car sales – that includes all-electric cars and plug-in hybrids.
“We will continue to offer our customers performance and luxury from Mercedes. At the same time, we want to significantly reduce CO2 emissions per vehicle,” said the automaker.
“We inspire our customers for carbon-neutral mobility and enable access to emission-free driving.”
Electricity in the life cycle of an electric car is – in some regions – a very significant source of CO2 depending on how it’s generated, said Mercedes.
“We want to inspire our customers to charge their green vehicles with green energy,” the company said.
“With Mercedes Me Charge, for example, we enable drivers to conveniently charge their cars at various public charging stations in Europe, wherever possible with energy from renewable sources. But the transformation to sustainable mobility of the future will only succeed if the auto industry, energy suppliers and policymakers are working hand in hand.
“It requires massive investments and tangible action also beyond the auto sector. Carbon-neutral energy and comprehensive infrastructure are indispensable for this system change. And we are open to a discussion on effective CO2 pricing as well as incentives for low/ no carbon technology – preferably on a global scale.”