Daimler hopes to accelerate the electrical transition in 2021
Daimler hopes to accelerate the electrical transition in 2021

Manufacturer Mercedes Daimler said on Wednesday: Despite the global shortage of semiconductor chips, 2021 will be a good start and it plans to accelerate the conversion of its model range to electric cars.

The German company has stated that it expects sales and profits to be much better in 2021 than when the pandemic broke out in 2020.

Like its German competitors BMW and Volkswagen, Daimler will benefit from Chinese demand for high-margin luxury cars in the second half of 2020, thus helping sales to recover after the spring break.

Daimler said in a statement: "Daimler is pushing for structural modifications and accelerating the transition to electric vehicles because 2020 is the most difficult for the company, but we are confident of the current fiscal year."

Based on projected market developments and current industry assessments, sales, revenues and profits in 2021 are expected to remain significantly higher than the previous year's level.

Due to a chip shortage this year, many auto companies are struggling to maintain production.

Daimler said preparations for the launch of Daimler Trucks, its truck manufacturing division, are underway and will be completed by the end of 2021.

In February, the company announced plans to split the division, the world's largest truck and bus manufacturer, to increase investor appeal as a major player in the electric and luxury vehicle industries.

Daimler said it plans to intensify electrification of its production line, but did not disclose details. The company clarified in 2019 that hybrid or all-electric cars will account for more than 50% of car sales by 2030.

Ola Källenius (Ola Källenius), Daimler Chairman and Chairman of Mercedes, was the first non-German to hold both positions: The company's electrical production line covers the automobile industry - city cars, heavy trucks, but we hope to speed up our electrification process. Product limits.

He added: Our goal is to achieve this goal as soon as possible. In the past two years, we have developed the ambitious target for 2039 and are hoping for a new carbon dioxide-free fleet.

BMW announced earlier this month that by 2030, at least 50% of its sales will be emissions-free vehicles.

As carbon emissions targets tighten in Europe and China, automakers are scrambling to launch new electric cars.

Next month, Daimler is preparing to launch EQS, Mercedes' new electric vehicle that uses a dedicated platform for electric vehicles, and it will launch EQB and EQE later this year.

The company said today, Wednesday: The range of the EQS battery is expected to reach 770 kilometers.

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