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Rolling out the G-Class Ev will transform one of the biggest gas guzzlers of the band into a zero-emissions vehicle. The news spread via a Twitter post by company spokesperson Sascha Pallenberg. Mercedes-Benz is working on an all-electric G-Class wagon, claims a media report quoting Ola Kallenius, Chairman of Daimler and heads of Mercedes-Benz.

Just when Mercedes will get round to delivering the electric version of the new G-Class - which only debuted previous year - there's no indication, but what seems all but certain is that it will carry the Mercedes EQG moniker, joining the EQC and EQV as well as other upcoming EQ Mercedes.

There were initial discussions regarding shelving the iconic model from the lineup.

That certainly makes the future of the iconic 4x4 seem rather safe for now, although at this stage there are no other details about the electrified G-Class or any word on how much longer the petrol and diesel versions will continue to be offered.

If anything, a plug-in hybrid G-Class or one with a mild-hybrid system is more likely to be introduced before Mercedes goes all-in with an electric.

The idea of the G-Class going electric was first brought up by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2018 (as reported by Automotive News); the company's then-CEO, Dieter Zetsche, simply stated in return that the company had plans to convert the "entire portfolio" to electric.

The G-Class has been in production since the late 1970s and has since retained its place in the company's portfolio as one of the least eco-friendly models to date. That's more than what you get with the base G-Class, which is rated at 416 hp.

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