Mercedes-Benz EQE.

With pioneering spirit towards a more sustainable future

Tomorrow drives Mercedes-Benz.

Overview Environmental statements of the plants Environmental Check

March 21, 2024 – Since we invented the automobile 138 years ago, Mercedes-Benz has always been driven by tomorrow to develop and enhance individual mobility. We’ve been continuously paving the way for future mobility and we want to be better at everything we do – in comfort, engineering, design and in developing and producing our vehicles in a more sustainable way.

Mercedes-Benz is committed to creating the most desirable cars in a more sustainable way.

But what does it mean?

We have anchored sustainability in our business strategy. We are aiming to apply it to all our activities. With “Ambition 2039”, we are pursuing the goal of a fully networked and net carbon-neutral fleet of new vehicles in 2039 – eleven years earlier than EU legislation stipulates.

We have already reached some important milestones. So read the signs in our video and join us on our drive into tomorrow.

Our activities along the value chain:

Design for Environment Close

At Mercedes-Benz, sustainability does not begin with automobile production, but rather in the early stages of product development. We call this “Design for Environment” and are taking a holistic approach – both in terms of the reduction of CO2 emissions and less consumption of natural resources.

Supplier chain Close

Together with our partners in the supply chain, we want to implement effective climate protection measures. In 2023 suppliers, representing 84 percent of Mercedes-Benz’s annual purchasing volume, have already signed an Ambition Letter, agreeing to supply us only with net carbon-neutral production materials in the future.

Careful use of resources Close

We are working intensively on closing material cycles, significantly increasing the proportion of recycled materials in its vehicles and researching new materials including the responsible use of raw materials right from the start. The focus components include aluminium, steel, and battery cells.

Net carbon-neutral production Close

Our own vehicle production locations achieved net carbon-neutrality already in 2022 and the plan to cover more than 70 percent of its energy needs through renewable energy by 2030. We aim to run on 100 percent on renewable energy with zero CO₂ emissions by 2039 as part of our ambition.

Electric fleet Close

We already offer a broad portfolio of battery-electric vehicles – from the compact EQA to the spacious EQE SUV. From mid of the decade onwards, all new vehicle architectures will be exclusively electric.

Green Charging Close

We are contributing to the development of a widely accessible charging infrastructure wherever possible. Already today, Mercedes-Benz customers have access to over 1.6 million charging points worldwide via Mercedes me Charge and in Europe, the US and Canada, green charging is enabled.

Promoting the circular economy Close

We are pursuing the overarching goal of the circular economy that is to keep as much as possible of the raw materials used in circulation. Step by step we are aiming for process. Among other things, we are about to open an innovative battery recycling factory - first of its kind in Europe. We’re aiming for a recycling rate of more than 96% and to generate materials for more than 50,000 battery modules per year.

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