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Mercedes-Benz Will Release The Electric G-Wagen In 2024

/ 05:41 AM September 24, 2022

The German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz said its electric G-Wagen in mid-2024. The report comes from Autoblog after the company chairman Ola Källenius spoke with reporters.

The chairman also said he drove a prototype of the electric vehicle at the Mercedes-Benz testing facility in Graz, Austria. Consequently, he felt that the future of off-road driving is electric.

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Källenius said in 2019 that he was not certain whether the G-Wagen would have future demand. Now, we will see it in the market in two years. 

What we know about the G-Wagen 

This is the G-Wagen.

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Mercedes-Benz first unveiled the concept art of the electric vehicle in September 2021. However, it did not confirm any production plans. Now, Mercedes-Benz has not shared details about its specifications.

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Fortunately, we could learn more about the G-Wagen from IAA Mobility 2021. According to Gear Patrol, Mercedes showed a “near-production study” of the automobile, sharing a few details about what it can do. 

What to expect for the G-Wagen

During the German auto show, Mercedes had another name for G-Wagen, Concept EQG. Also, the car manufacturer filed trademark applications for EQG 560 and EQG 580.

The concept art had an all-wheel drive, so people would assume that the final product would have the feature. After all, G-Wagen stands for “Gelandwagen” or “all-terrain vehicle.” 

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Mercedes showed an EQG prototype performing a tank turn. The maneuver involves a 180-degree spin while in place using the quad-motor system. 

American electric car maker Rivian teased a similar feature for its R1T pickup truck in 2019. At the time of writing, the company pushed back its implementation to a later date.

According to Motortrend, the EQG will have the current G-Wagen’s body-on-frame architecture. Moreover, it would also be the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle to offer next-gen battery tech from US firm Sila. 

The power source will use silicon anode technology, promising a 20% to 40% boost in energy density. However, the Concept EQG might not have a rear-mounted spare wheel. 

More importantly, the G-Wagen will face tough competition. We currently have numerous vehicles that can handle rough terrain, such as the 2023 Nissan Z SUV

Will the Concept EQG blow us away when it releases? We will have to wait and see. In the meantime, you may want to check more Inquirer Tech articles.

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