Mercedes-Benz Vans plans to comply with the three-pointed star’s passenger automobile enterprise in rolling out a brand new electrical car structure and having a better deal with high-end fashions.
The division says it has already offered greater than 40,000 electrical vans, and is aiming for EVs to account for 20 per cent of its gross sales by 2026 and greater than 50 per cent by 2030.
It’ll attain these targets with a brand new modular purpose-built EV structure known as VAN.EA, which can underpin all future mid-sized and enormous vans for the model.
VAN.EA may even spawn “luxurious non-public vans”, in addition to an expanded vary of ex-factory mid-sized and enormous camper vans.
The primary VAN.EA mannequin is due in 2026, and will probably be produced in Poland. Different fashions on this platform will probably be inbuilt Spain and Germany.
Fashions on this structure will use Mercedes-Benz’s new MB.OS proprietary working system with better over-the-air replace functionality.
MB.OS may even help B2B-specific software program and a variety of latest and current software program apps.
They’ll supply Degree 2 autonomous driving know-how, however Mercedes-Benz is aiming for Degree 3 autonomy for personal clients and Degree 4 autonomy within the business section by the top of the last decade.
The corporate says it is going to “additional prolong the top-end of its product portfolio shifting ahead”, together with the upcoming new V-Class.
“The premium section positioning for business vans and the luxurious positioning for personal vans will permit us to additional strengthen our deal with excessive margin areas, channels, merchandise, and industries,” mentioned Mathias Geisen, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.
“The broad vary of industries we serve makes our enterprise resilient – which is a powerful aggressive benefit.”
Mercedes-Benz Vans is concentrating on a double-digit return on gross sales till the top of the last decade, and goals to scale back mounted prices by round 20 per cent – in comparison with 2019 – by the center of the last decade.
It’s aiming to enhance its manufacturing processes and decrease prices right here, whereas additionally discovering financial savings by decreasing the complexity of the product portfolio.