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Launch of a new, more efficient battery with the EQG

The electrical transition comes with countless challenges. Among these, autonomy certainly remains one of the most important quests for promoting the adoption of electric vehicles. Mercedes-Benz is about to make a breakthrough that will allow its electric range to travel further on a full charge.

According to the British magazine Coach which cites sources working with the German manufacturer, the EQG will be the first model to receive a new generation of batteries that are significantly more energy dense.

Developed with the collaboration of the American firm Sila Nanotechnologies, these batteries would have a higher energy density of 20 to 40% compared to the lithium-ion batteries currently used by Mercedes-Benz. They use silicon anodes and a different chemistry.

This will reduce the volume of the batteries and thus increase their aspect adaptable to various vehicles of different configurations. The fact that these batteries are used by the electric version of the G-Class therefore makes a lot of sense. The military bases of the ladder-frame SUV date back to the late 1970s, a far cry from today’s electrification mainstream. Production of the model is scheduled for 2025.

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