The top manager of Mercedes-Benz recalled that the electric car is a young technology, and engineers see great potential for progress. In terms of performance, electric motors will overtake internal combustion engines before the end of this decade, Ola Kallenius has no doubts. But the boss of Mercedes-Benz doubted the prospects for synthetic fuel.
The strategy of the German brand implies the transition to a full production cycle with zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2039. However, the new plan of Mercedes-Benz is heavily dependent on fossil raw materials: Ola Kallenius called lithium the most important element and compared this metal with “new oil”.