Mercedes EQG Takes the Lead with Revolutionary Battery Tech!
Mercedes is set to launch its first electric vehicle (EV), the 2024 Mercedes EQG, which will utilize silicon-based anodes supplied by Sila Nanotechnologies, a battery materials company based in California.
The battery material, known as "Titan Silicon," has been in development for a few years and is now available for commercial use. Sila claims that Titan Silicon is the first clean and safe graphite anode replacement that has been proven in the market, and it is designed to significantly enhance EV performance when scaled up, including a range increase of approximately 20% and faster charging times. Mercedes will be the first automaker to receive Titan Silicon.
Sila's battery material, Titan Silicon, is not only better for the environment but also more efficient than graphite. Its production phase generates significantly less CO2 per kWh, around 50% to 75% less than graphite. Additionally, it can hold up to ten times more charge than graphite. Sila aims to power one million EVs with its Titan Silicon material by 2028 and plans to start with the launch of Mercedes EQG in late 2024.
The EQG will have a quad-motor layout, providing a considerable amount of power, and a range of over 300 miles, thanks in part to Titan Silicon. The production EQG is expected to have a similar interior and design to the regular G-Class, with just a few distinguishing elements to identify it as an EV.
The Mercedes G-Class, which is conventionally powered, has a starting price of $139,900. It is assumed that the electric version of this vehicle will cost around $150-175k at its base point.