Mercedes Reveals New EV Performance Line
Mercedes-Benz and its AMG high-performance sub-brand have dipped their toes into electrified performance cars pool before, but in a move just announced the automaker is going all-in on the concept. It is enlisting the technology skills of its Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One racing team to help develop high-performance hybrids for the street. The new vehicle lineup will be called Mercedes-AMG E Performance.
One of the first initiatives of the new E Performance lineup will incorporate the F1 team's technical expertise in high-performance hybrid technology in select Mercedes-AMG road cars. One example is an electric turbocharger, which is currently used in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 cars and will soon be used in AMG production models.
In future years, Mercedes also expects to incorporate additional F1-proven technology including high-performance batteries and battery cooling strategies in upcoming Mercedes-AMG E Performance models.