Brothers I bring News from Mercedes Benz! And good news for Aston Martin too!
Quote>"Mercedes-AMG is open to keeping the V8 alive beyond 2030!
Mercedes-Benz is spending a great deal of resources on releasing electric cars, but its AMG division announced it could keep the V8 alive past 2030 if there is enough demand for it.
"In the end, it has to fulfill our overall CO2 strategy, and we have a clear path on that one: being CO2-neutral at the end of the 2030s, by 2039. And, from 2030 we want to be pure electric. But, if there's still a customer demand [for gasoline-powered V8s] in some regions, and it's still part of our offering, why should we stop it?," Joerg Bartels, Mercedes-Benz's vice president of vehicle development, told CarSales.
He told the Australian publication that it's difficult to predict the EV take rate in a specific market because it depends on regulations. EVs have a bigger market share in regions where they're favored and strongly incentivized by regulations, such as Europe. Keeping the V8 alive on the other side of the pond will be difficult because the strict Euro 7 norms coming into effect by the end of 2025 — the same regulations forcing Mercedes-Benz to slash half of the engines in its portfolio — could make selling non-electrified models financially unviable."
It may select markets at very high price points, but still GOOD NEWS!🤓