December 14, 2022 – Mercedes-Benz continues to realign its global production network towards electric vehicles as the world's most valuable luxury car brand prepares to go fully electric by the end of the decade - wherever market conditions allow.
The successful launches of the Mercedes-EQ models in recent months show that our global production network has long since arrived in the electric era. Today, our global powertrain production network is already supplying the Mercedes-EQ vehicle plants with state-of-the-art batteries and electrified axles. With the new production setup, our powertrain plants are now optimally positioned for the new vehicle architectures from 2024. Sustainable, digital and flexible, our highly qualified and motivated colleagues around the world are now preparing for the rapid ramp-up of electric drive systems.
The path towards sustainable, all-electric mobility has begun. As the General Works Council, we are committed to shaping this change, which is both a challenge and an opportunity, in a fair and socially just manner. In the realignment of the global production setup with regard to all-electric vehicle architectures, we demanded from the outset: The German locations must play an essential role. In the summer, we were already able to agree on visions of the future for the vehicle plants. It was always clear to us that we wanted to achieve this for the powertrain locations as well. Our persistence has paid off. I am pleased that we have created security and clear prospects for our colleagues in the powertrain production network.