With growing pressure from US electric car manufacturer Tesla ,German manufacturers like Mercedes is beginning to take the Electric motor seriously. Recent reports claim that Mercedes has started building a completely new electric platform , dubbed the Ecoluxe . The company has put almost 2 billion dollars exclusively for developing the technology . Since the emission norms will only be getting stricter as the years go on , Most Manufacturers are beginning to feel that the electric motor is the only viable solution.
The Ecoluxe is supposedly similar to the BMW’s i and Audi’s e-tron wings , which were developed to create futuristic Eco-friendly cars. Porsche too where head to be developing an electric car based on the Panamera platform , but this was later dropped because of difficulty in placement of the massive lithium-ion batteries.
Though this is the first time Mercedes is creating a specific electric wing , This is not their first try at an electric cars. We all have seen the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell , which was created under the SLS platform . However , due to its short range and outrageous price, not much were sold off.Mercedes will be hoping to correct such shortcomings with the new platform.
Reports claim that four Bespoke models will be coming out of the Ecoluxe platform. The electric mill that they will carry is expected to produce close to 610 hp of power .The four cars will have different wheelbase , and will come in either Front , rear or all-wheel drive options.
Last October there were sighting’s of a really weird Mercedes concept going rounds .Is this how the Ecoluxe cars will look like ? We hope not.
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