Mercedes-Benz has revealed its product strategy for the next five years – a three-pronged approach to future mobility. The company has big plans for electric vehicles, but it is still placing an enormous amount of importance on internal combustion engines and plug-in hybrids.

No less than ten fully-electric models will be on sale by 2022, the first being the production version of the Generation EQ concept, the EQC SUV, which will arrive in 2019. The company has also showcased a smaller hatchback concept, the EQA, which features a pair of motors producing 200 kW (268 hp) and 500 Nm.

Stuttgart has also reiterated its commitment to hydrogen technology, although it still won’t say when the GLC F-Cell will go into production. The pre-production model shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show last week had a 147 kW (197 hp)/350 Nm electric motor powered by either hydrogen or a 9.3 kWh lithium-ion battery, providing a total range of 437 km and a battery-powered range of 49 km.

Elsewhere in the Daimler stable, smart will make the transition into being a pure EV manufacturer, selling only electric-powered models in Europe and the United States by 2020. Also in the pipeline are electric versions of the Vito and Sprinter, plus number of electric lorries including the light-duty Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter, a heavy-duty Mercedes-Benz model and the Freightliner eCascadia for the US.

Mercedes is also rebranding its plug-in hybrid models with the EQ Power moniker, bringing it in line with its F1 W08 EQ Power+ racer. The new brand has already been seen on the S 560 e, which pairs a 362 hp 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 with a 90 kW (121 hp) electric motor to provide a 0-100 km/h sprint time of five seconds, a fuel consumption figure of 2.1 litres per 100 km as well as an all-electric range of around 50 km.

Despite all this newfangled technology, Mercedes hasn’t forgotten its fossil-fuelled engines. Soon to follow the footsteps of the new straight-six and V8 petrol and diesel mills on the facelifted S-Class is the M264 four-cylinder version with a specific output of up to 134 hp per litre, thanks to twin-scroll turbochargers and a 48-volt mild hybrid system.