Electric sedan Mercedes EQS will receive a huge range

Electric sedan Mercedes EQS will receive a huge range

July 20, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

At the meeting of shareholders of the Daimler concern, which took place online, some details were announced about the future electric car EQS. The car will receive the largest power reserve among vehicles with electric motors.

Shareholders’ meetings are not particularly exciting, but from time to time, it is at these events that some “juicy” details about promising new products are revealed. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Germany’s Daimler’s annual shareholders meeting this month was unconventional as it was held exclusively online. The head of the concern, Ola Kallenius, spoke about how the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected the group’s car sales, before moving on to more interesting news.

After some details were announced regarding the Mercedes S-Class W223 generation sedan, which will be shown in September, Daimler CEO began to talk about the upcoming EQS.

He reiterated that it would be a vehicle designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle, not as an electric performance of the next generation S-class. Like the conceptual version of the electric car introduced in 2019, the production version of the model will have a range of more than 700 kilometers thanks to “innovative” batteries manufactured at Daimler’s plant in Stuttgart-Untert├╝rkheim, Germany.

It’s worth noting that this range figure mentioned by Ola Kellenius is based on the World Light Vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP), which is much more realistic than the new European Driving Cycle (NEDC), which he replaced back in September 2018.

The American sedan Tesla Model S in the Long Range Plus version is positioned as the first electric car that can travel 643 km on a single charge.