Daimler announces six electric cars

German Daimler wants to challenge America’s Tesla. The company is currently working on at least six electric vehicles, and it can not be excluded that the number will increase to nine. They will enter the market in 2018-2024.

More and more countries are planning to introduce new restrictions on the use of cars with internal combustion engines, so vehicle manufacturers are already trying to adapt their offerings by announcing new models powered by electric current. One of the companies that will introduce several such cars in the coming years is German Daimler, owner of the Mercedes-Benz brand.

Sources say the company is currently working on at least six electric models, and it can not be excluded that the number will increase to nine. Exact technical details are not known, but unofficially speaking two sedans and two SUVs. Journalists claim that Mercedes will focus primarily on SUVs and crossovers, the two most popular types of vehicles, but will also prepare several compact and sedans.

Leaks suggest at least one SUV with plug-in hybrids powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Batteries are enough to drive a distance of 48 km on electric motors, and when exhausted, the vehicle switches to a hydrogen-powered combustion engine.

New vehicles are expected to hit stores in 2018-2024.

Patsy Freeman

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