Daimler chairman Ola Källenius has told to shareholders about the upcoming electric fragship.
According to WLTP test, the model will be able to cover 435 miles (700 km) on a single charge, and this is an impressive figure.
The EQS (S-Class’s all-electric sibling) still has to be EPA rated, to get a more objective picture.
The average ratio WLTP/EPA is 1.121 with a standard deviation of 0.092. If Mercedes-Benz wants to beat Tesla in terms of range, and we know the German automaker does want, the EQS should pass more distance than the longest-range Tesla Model S until the battery full discharge. The latter has the EPA rating of 402 miles.
Daimler’s subsidiary Accumotive will produce the battery packs for the EQS at the Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim Plant.
The battery of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS Concept (pictured) has a capacity of 100 kW. You can charge it from a 350-kW charger. Therefore, the production car will probably have the same.
One more important news is that this electric luxury sedan will be the first Mercedes to adopt the brand’s EVA all-electric architecture.