Mercedes-Benz today offered a glimpse of what its all-electric future will look like. The German automaker has released a concept for the Vision AMG, a sports EV that will be launched under its high-performance brand AMG. The low-lying four-door coupe has a long wheelbase, silver paint and teal accents, which deliberately resemble the Formula 1 cars driven by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. Most notably, the side windows and rear window of the Vision AMG are painted in the same silver as the car’s body. The hexagonal pattern of the design still allows drivers to see the road.
The Vision will be AMG’s first sports EV and join the subsidiary’s other all-electric endeavors, the EQE and the EQS. Other than that, there’s still very little we know about what the Vision AMG will offer — the automaker hasn’t revealed any performance details for the car in the press release. It did say that the Vision AMG would be equipped with an Axial Flux Motor from YASA, who have partnered with Mercedes to develop electric motors for their EV range that are more compact and lighter than traditional electric motors.
The automaker hasn’t released any pricing details either, but the target is for the production version to be released in 2025. Last December, Mercedes-Benz increased its initial investment in electric vehicles to a whopping $63.6 billion, which it plans to spend between 2022 and 2026. This week, the automaker announced it was partnering with battery materials company Sila Nanotechnologies to develop a to make more energy-dense silicon anode battery for EVS. The company estimates that silicon anode batteries offer 20 to 40 percent more capacity than the traditional lithium ions found in most of today’s electric cars.
The Vision AMG will be one of three dedicated EV platforms that Mercedes plans to launch in 2025, alongside the MB.EA platform for medium and large vehicles and the Van.EA for light commercial vehicles. The automaker has stated its goal is to switch to an all-electric lineup by 2030. Mercedes-AMG also released a promotional video (also with virtually no technical details) for the Vision AMG, which you can watch below.
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