Thomas Weber, Andy Palmer, Ian Robertson.
“I confirm that we will make a fully electric car with a range between of 250 to over 300 miles.”
Daimler’s head of development Thomas Weber promised a cool and emotional all-electric car that will most likely be the Mercedes-Benz’ answer to the Audi Q6 and the Tesla Model X crossover SUVs.
“We will make the decision at the back end of this year, October or November. We will say yes, the only question is where we will make it. And that’s depending on our ability on grants and logistic costs. It’s about finding the best economic solution to the project, but we will definitely do it.”
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer is talking about the DBX electric crossover and keeping up hope that the car will arrive in 2019. The electric architecture will probably come from Daimler.
“The ‘i’ unit will continue to develop.”
BMW sales chief Ian Robertson says the company is considering different options for its electric sub-brand. It currently focuses on electrifying other non-i models such as the X5 SUV or the 3-series, which are being launched as plug-in hybrids.