Speaking at an automotive event in Berlin this week, Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius confirmed that the company is planning an electric version of its iconic G-Class SUV model. The news spread via a Twitter post by company spokesperson Sascha Pallenberg.
”There will be a zero-emission EV version of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. In the past there were discussions whether we should eliminate the model, the way I see things now I'd say the last Mercedes to be built will be a G-Class."
- Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius
No ready date has been provided, of course, but given the power that will be needed to propel this heavy, resolutely un-aerodynamic vehicle, patience is in order. The company is likely waiting for the next generation of batteries to be ready before proceeding with the transition to electric for its behemoth. So we’re not holding our breath that an electric G-Class will be among the 10 electrified models Mercedes-Benz has promised by the end of 2022.