New Delhi:German luxurious carmaker Mercedes-Benz aligning its international manufacturing community to fabricate its reshaped product portfolio centered on luxurious electrical autos. The world’s most respected luxurious automobile model is getting ready to go all-electric by the tip of the last decade – wherever market circumstances enable. In accordance with the carmaker, the long run product portfolio will deal with three luxurious classes: Prime-Finish Luxurious, Core Luxurious and Entry Luxurious.
The Mercedes-Benz crops in Sindelfingen, Bremen, Rastatt and Kecskemét will begin manufacturing of recent fashions within the Prime Finish Luxurious, Core Luxurious and Entry Luxurious segments from the center of the last decade, the corporate mentioned in a press release.
Jörg Burzer, Member of the Board of Administration, Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Manufacturing and Provide Chain, mentioned, “Following the profitable launches of Mercedes-EQ fashions in latest months, we’re taking the subsequent step: To stipulate the plan for our future manufacturing setup. Along with the worker representatives, we’re constantly implementing the Mercedes-Benz technique in the direction of ‘electrical solely’. The worldwide Mercedes Benz manufacturing community is sustainable, digital and versatile. We’re prepared for the fast scaling of electrical automobile volumes – not least due to our extremely certified and motivated workforce worldwide. With the brand new manufacturing setup, we’re additional growing our flexibility and effectivity and securing the way forward for our places.”
The Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen web site is the lead plant for the Prime Finish Luxurious section and can produce fashions based mostly on the electrical AMG.EA platform from 2025. The Mercedes-Benz crops in Bremen, Germany and Kecskemét, Hungary will manufacture autos in Europe based mostly on the electrical MB.EA platform. Rastatt and Kecskemét may also produce the repositioned fashions based mostly on the MMA platform from 2024 onwards.
As a part of implementing the Mercedes-Benz 2022-2026 Enterprise Plan, the corporate is investing greater than EUR 2 billion into its European manufacturing websites.
Ergun Lümali, Dep. Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Works Council, Mercedes-Benz Group AG, mentioned, “It’s our job to make sure that the shift in the direction of ‘electrical solely’ is honest. With as we speak’s choice on the manufacturing setup, we’re making certain that this stays the case.”
“With investments into the brand new manufacturing setup, we have now ensured that autos with new electrical architectures are constructed at our places, serving to to safe manufacturing capability. This provides our colleagues, who’ve for many years labored for the three-pointed star, safety and a brand new alternative. We demand that the identical ought to occur for our Powertrain places. The works council will proceed to work in the direction of this objective.” he added.
The manufacturing portfolio already contains six all-electric Mercedes-EQ fashions. These roll off the manufacturing line at six places on three continents and have been constantly built-in into ongoing collection manufacturing–with early investments into versatile manufacturing and the usage of the MO360 digital manufacturing system, Mercedes-Benz is already in a position to produce battery-electric autos in giant volumes.
The batteries for the Mercedes-EQ electrical autos are equipped by the worldwide battery manufacturing community with factories on three continents. Native battery manufacturing is a key success issue for Mercedes-Benz’s electrical offensive. The automaker has additionally been producing CO2-neutral in all of its personal crops worldwide since this yr and has additionally been buying electrical energy in Germany that comes solely from renewable sources (CO2-free) since this yr.
A very powerful levers for this are the electrification of the automobile fleet, charging with inexperienced electrical energy, the development of battery know-how and the great use of recycled supplies together with batteries and renewable energies in manufacturing.
Mercedes-Benz has been producing CO2-neutral in all of its personal crops worldwide since this yr and has additionally been buying electrical energy in Germany that comes solely from renewable sources (CO2-free) since this yr.
A inexperienced electrical energy provide contract ensures the acquisition of electrical energy from renewable energies always. As well as, the corporate goals to extend the manufacturing of renewable vitality at its websites.
Photo voltaic crops with a capability of greater than 11 MWp are to enter operation by the tip of subsequent yr, it added. By 2025, Mercedes-Benz will make investments a three-digit million sum within the set up of photovoltaic programs. Mercedes-Benz can also be planning to put money into new energy buy agreements for wind generators value 1 billion euros by the center of the last decade.
By 2030, it’s deliberate to cowl greater than 70% of the vitality demand in manufacturing from renewable vitality sources – 15% is to be generated by renewable vitality on the firm’s personal places. That is to be achieved by increasing photo voltaic and wind vitality at its personal places and by concluding additional corresponding energy buy agreements. Mercedes-Benz can also be pursuing the objective of lowering water consumption by 35% by 2030.
Within the subsequent step, Mercedes-Benz additionally desires to make logistics CO2-neutral. The rail transport of autos and elements equivalent to batteries play an necessary function right here.