Head of digital transformation Sascha Pallenberg confirmed this on his Twitter account, adding that "there will be a zero-emission EV version of the Mercedes G-Class." .
According to carscoops.com, Källenius made the surprise announcement at the Automobilwoche Kongress in Berlin on Thursday (8 November), where he also admitted that attempts to discontinue the G-Class completely, first mentioned 2005 with the GL, now GLS, set to have been the successor, have however been put off. Mercedes-Benz is working on an all-electric G-Class wagon, claims a media report quoting Ola Kallenius, Chairman of Daimler and heads of Mercedes-Benz. The G-Glass is one of the least efficient SUVs on the road and Mercedes was even discussing the possibility of cutting the boxy SUV out of its lineup. The company is likely waiting for the next generation of batteries to be ready before proceeding with the transition to electric for its behemoth.
The Pune-headquartered German automaker had created a new MPV luxury segment in the country in January when it launched the lower version called Mercedes V-Class for business and leisure in two trims called V-Class Expression at Rs 68.40 lakh and V-Class Exclusive at Rs 81.90 lakh.
Just when Mercedes will get round to delivering the electric version of the new G-Class - which only debuted past year - there's no indication, but what seems all but certain is that it will carry the Mercedes EQG moniker, joining the EQC and EQV as well as other upcoming EQ Mercedes. That's more than what you get with the base G-Class, which is rated at 416 hp.