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Mercedes to Cut Emissions in Half by 2030
The State-of-the-art Automotive Logistics Center (ALC) for Mercedes-Benz in Bremen—a milestone for carbon neutral transport logistics. © Mercedes-Benz Group AG

Mercedes to Cut Emissions in Half by 2030

By Simon Johns - Apr 26, 2022

Mercedes-Benz will cut carbon dioxide emissions in half by 2030 through electrifying its fleet, improving battery technology and using more recycled materials. The company announced its intentions at its first online environment, social and governance conference in April.

In 2020, the German luxury carmaker launched Ambition 2039, a plan to make a CO2-neutral new car fleet. The plan includes a stipulation that its 2,000 suppliers’ production materials must be carbon neutral by 2039 at the latest. Mercedes stated that it would not renew contracts for those suppliers that could not commit to the target.

Then in June the following year, the company allocated €40 billion by 2030 to transition to a fully battery EV fleet. From 2025, “all newly launched vehicle architectures will be electric-only and customers will be able to choose an all-electric alternative for every model the company makes,” the company said in a press release.

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For Mercedes to cut carbon emissions in half it is also switching to renewable energy. It the company said it will install wind and solar power generators at its production sites and buy renewable energy.

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