German carmaker Daimler will release at least six, and possibly as many as nine, electric car models between 2018 and 2024, Reuters reported quoting German trade magazine Automobilwoche.
Germans expect to compete with the company Tesla Motors and Volkswagen's Audi.
It was reported that, the carmaker is going to focus on crossovers and SUVs, but the plans of Daimler are also creation of electric sedans and compact cars.
Earlier it was reported that Mercedes-Benz brand which is a part of Daimler will organize a separate sub-brand MEQ under which electric cars will be produced. Germans have already registered the whole line of indexes for designation of models which include the names EQA, EQB, EQS and EQX in patent bureau.
The debut of the first electric prototype will take place at the end of September at the Parisian motor show, however, serial cars will appear not earlier than 2018 or 2019.
It is expected that at first Mercedes intends to release the sedan and the SUV which will be able to compete with Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X respectively.