“Conservative” is the goal of achieving climate neutrality at Daimler in 18 years, says CEO Källenius.
Instead, they want to be more “progressive”.
Stuttgart (dpa) - Daimler boss Ola Källenius has confirmed that he wants to achieve the auto manufacturer's self-imposed climate targets earlier.
The goal of being CO2-neutral by 2039 is now the most conservative scenario, said the manager in an interview published on Sunday with the “Stuttgarter Zeitung” and the “Stuttgarter Nachrichten”. "We are looking at various scenarios that are even more progressive." The group will give a strategy update this year, in which the speed of implementation and the next steps will be explained. "We have very ambitious plans."
According to Källenius, there will be cars with internal combustion engines as long as the markets or the charging infrastructure have not yet reached the point of switching completely to electric vehicles.
The decisive factor is how to get the technology on the road with a reasonable price-performance ratio.
The work for this must be done in this decade, said the Swedish manager.
“That means: we will be ready by 2030 to be able to cover all market segments from the A-Class to the S-Class with electric vehicles.
But we need rapid progress with the charging infrastructure. "
Up until now, Daimler has planned that the entire Mercedes-Benz fleet of new vehicles should be CO2-neutral by 2039 at the latest.
This should apply to production as early as 2022.
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