Mercedes-Benz, a major player in the luxury car market, has announced that it will no longer develop new models of internal combustion engines. Like many other companies, the German one will focus on electric vehicle models.
The carmaker said it would sell cars with internal combustion engines until they were “removed from the market.”
According to the CEO of Daimler, the company that owns Mercedes-Benz, in the future electric cars will be the norm. “The use of fuel engines will be gradually reduced,” said Ola Källenius.
Another big name that has announced that it is no longer developing new internal combustion engines is Audi. “We will not develop a new internal combustion engine, but we will adapt the current engines to the new emissions instructions,” Audi chief Markus Duesmann told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
At the same time, the largest factory in the world producing diesel engines, located in France, began to produce a large number of engines for electric vehicles. The factory in Tremery belongs to the Peugeot Citroen PSA group.
The transition to electric models will be accelerated after they will be as cheap as traditional ones. As things evolve, it’s not long until then.
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