It shouldn't’t surprise us as much as it does that the auto maker is making such a strong push for total nonreliance on gasoline within seven years. "Mercedes will drip-feed different forms of more eco-friendly vehicles into our showrooms as and when the technology has been developed over the next decade - but the process begins towards the end of this year." This is great.
They’ve already have a plethora of prototypes, and technology out there, but their next big push will probably be a fully electric, totally zero-emissions vehicle, probably around 2010 when everyone else is releasing theirs as well. Look forward to it!