Mercedes-AMG is getting its own electric platform

FRANKFURT (Reuters) -Mercedes-Benz is just about marketed out of electric powered cars and trucks as limited supply chains make it difficult for the luxury carmaker to keep up with climbing need, its main govt explained on Monday.

Questioned about reviews by rivals, such as Volkswagen, that need for electric automobiles was outstripping provide, Ola Kaellenius informed the FT Future of the Car 2022 convention: “Which is mainly accurate for us as nicely.”

Kaellenius claimed the buyer response to the firm’s EQ relatives of electrified luxury cars experienced been “so incredible that we’re accomplishing almost everything we can to get the automobiles to the shoppers as rapidly as we can”.

Kaellenius also teased details of a absolutely-electrified platform for its high overall performance AMG model, which he reported would be unveiled at a strategy update the corporation has scheduled for May perhaps 19.

“We’re now in whole growth of a entirely-focused electric architecture for AMG, from the floor up,” he mentioned, introducing the platform would hit the marketplace “sometime to end of 2025”.

(Reporting by Christoph SteitzEditing by Maria Sheahan and Mark Potter)