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Get your Travel Van While You Still Can? Mercedes Plans to Go All-Electric Soon

I rely heavily on my Mercedes Sprinter—best vehicle I have ever owned in terms of sheer value and utility and enjoyment for the outdoors.

Mercedes sketches out all-electric scenario by decade’s end

by AP, 23 July 2021

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Daimler AG’s luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz says it is stepping up its transition to electric cars, doubling the share of sales planned by 2025 and sketching out a market scenario in which new car sales would “in essence” be fully electric by the end of the decade.

...The company’s statement updating its electric-vehicle strategy portrayed going all-electric as a “market scenario” the company intended to be ready for, rather than as a fixed deadline for abandoning sales of diesel or gasoline cars. The company said it was “getting ready to go electric by the end of the decade, where market conditions allow.”

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WIND: get your Sprinter while you still can? Maybe fueled vehicles like Sprinters will be available longer, and maybe not—most are sold to fleets for companies like Amazon now, where electric could make a lot of sense.

An electric version would be a worthless toy for the travel I do to remote areas, even if I didn’t use the batteries for any computing or heating purposes. There aren’t going to be any electric recharge stations anywhere interesting to me (meaning few or no people), such as at Eureka Dunes or Patriarch Grove.

What a sad turn of events that “saving” the environment might mean no longer being able to enjoy wild places because it’s not feasible to drive there anymore.

Maybe I can be pleasantly surprised, like an all-solar roof that can deliver a limp-home charge after a few days in the sun. Good luck with that in November in a canyon though.

Mercedes has a far superior V-6 Sprinter diesel engine over in Europe. The refocusing on electric makes it a near-certainty that the new engine will not make it into the USA because no company in their right mind would invest in new diesel engine production facilities at this point.

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