Achieving more with less - for Daimler, this is the strategy of choice to conserve precious raw materials. This applies especially to the area of electric mobility.
The challenge of electric mobility
To produce an electric car, we need more and different starting materials. This is similar to converting a range of conventional power plants to the production of renewable energy. But the crucial factor is that the additional materials and energy that we need to produce electric cars are more than compensated for during the period when the vehicle is used - especially if the vehicle uses electricity that is generated from renewable sources and the recycling circuits are completed at the end of the vehicle’s useful life. If that is the case, the electric car’s operation in fact produces no emissions and is extremely resource-efficient.