Mercedes-Benz confirms expansion of its range of electric vehicles

The EQS will be the first XNUMX percent electric member of the new S-Class to use a new custom-developed architecture. It will hit the market next year.

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The new generation of electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz in the executive and luxury segment will be based on a custom-developed architecture, which is scalable in all respects and can be used across the entire model range. This platform will allow the German brand to manufacture everything from sedans to large SUVs.

The wheelbase and track width, as well as all other components of the system, especially the batteries, are flexible thanks to a modular design which is thus optimized to meet all the requirements of the future family of battery electric models. The first of the six vehicles that will use this platform will be the Eqs new Lessons, Which will offer a autonomy of up to 700 kilometers.

The concept car Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS provided clues to the design of the next EQS in September 2019. The camouflaged prototypes undergoing testing also herald key design features that are revolutionary for the luxury segment, such as the front cabin design or the “one-” coupe styling. bow ”(single bow).

Mercedes Benz EQ"The EQS has already accumulated more than two million kilometers of test from the heat of South Africa to the cold of northern Sweden", he claimed Christoph Starzynski, Vice President of Electric Vehicle Architecture at Mercedes-Benz and responsible for EQ vehicles.

“The EQS will be the S-Class of electric vehicles. That is why it is undergoing the same demanding development program as any other vehicle that has the privilege of wearing the three-pointed star with pride. In addition, there were quite a few specific tests for electric vehicles that cover important development priorities such as autonomy, charging and efficiency "added the executive about the brand new model that is produced together with the S-Class in Factory 56 in Sindelfingen, one of the most modern car factories in the world.

At the moment, the details about the design of the models EQS SUV, EQE y EQE SUVCrucial to the success of the electric initiative, they remain a secret from the public.

While Mercedes-Benz will introduce all-electric architecture in 2021, it will continue to electrify the most successful platforms. Besides the midsize SUV EQC and the minivan EQV all-electric, customers in the compact car segment will be able to opt for two fully electric SUVs, the EQA, whose production will begin this year, and the EQB.

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