Mercedes-Benz to offer electric option for every car by 2022

Mercedes-Benz to offer electric option for every car by 2022 . (AFP)
Updated 11 September 2017
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Mercedes-Benz to offer electric option for every car by 2022

FRANKFURT: Daimler’s Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche on Monday said Mercedes-Benz will offer electric versions of all its models by 2022, converting its Smart city car brand to become fully electric.
Speaking 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 a hybrid and fully electric car variants.
Because electric cars have a lower margin than electric 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.
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Rolls-Royce unveils SUV with $325K price tag

Updated 11 May 2018
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Rolls-Royce unveils SUV with $325K price tag

  • Named after the diamond in Britain’s Crown Jewels, the Cullinan.
  • Deliveries are expected to begin in 2019.

WESTHAMPNETT, England: Motorists who have the money can now explore off-road luxuriously or just make a statement while dropping their children off at school.
The first SUV reveal of Rolls-Royce was on Thursday. Named after the diamond in Britain’s Crown Jewels, the Cullinan come with a $325,000 price tag as well as an estimated $5,000 gas-guzzler tax.
The Cullinan’s 6.75 liter, twin-turbo V12 engine has 563 horsepower. The SUV includes Rolls’ “magic air ride,” but drivers can press an “off road” button to hit the trails.
Deliveries are expected to begin in 2019.
Rising sales of SUVs and pickup trucks are driving auto sales in the US Autodata Corp. said in March that truck and SUV sales rose 16.3 percent, while car sales plunged 9.2 percent. Nearly two-thirds of all vehicles sold were trucks or SUVs.