Mercedes-Benz is developing a new sports car platform for high-performance AMG electric models. To do that, instead of creating horsepower and torque, the electric vehicle formula required a new level of electric motor technology.
"Today, AMG cars have characteristic performance with V-8s," Mercedes-Benz Chief Technology Officer Markus Schäfer told Automotive News. But in the future, he said, the battery power variants must offer "authentic AMG performance and feeling and handling."
To achieve its aim, Mercedes is leaning on a British startup.