Schafer insists Mercedes will shift towards EV soon

Monday, 08. March 2021 09:57

Research Director at Mercedes-Benz, Markus Schafer, claimed the carmaker plans to shift towards electric vehicle industry "sooner rather than later," according to Handelsblatt's report published on Monday.

Schafer said that the shift towards carbon neutrality, which is planned to happen by 2039, might occur even faster than previously assumed. "In any case, we are preparing for an earlier changeover," he told the newspaper.

"In this respect, there will be no more rational reason to opt for an internal combustion engine in the near future," Schafer asserted commenting on the current differences between electric and petrol engines.

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