Mercedes-Benz has approved the €10 billion program for electric models, set to give birth to no less than 130 electrified variants until 2025 and the crown jewel will be the EQ S.
The investment was officially signed-off by Daimler’s board and will allow Mercedes to launch a wide range of mild hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery EVs and hydrogen cars. The dedicated EQ label will be split into three pillars: the pure-electric EQ range, mild-hybrid EQ Boost, EQ Power plug-in hybrids.
Mercedes-Benz will introduce the EQ S all-electric luxury sedan in 2020, which should become the flagship of the new EQ series, although the name for the moment is only theoretical, given its position in the brand’s catalog. The sedan belongs to the segment of the S-Class, but is not just an electrified version of it.
The 2020 Mercedes EQ S will be based on the MEA 2 platform (modular electric architecture) for vehicles with pure electric propulsion systems and not on the MRA II architecture as its conventional sibling. The other confirmed EQ model, the recently unveiled Merceded-Benz EQ C is also based on a different platform, derived from that of the current GLC and called MEA 1.
Two electric motors with up to 700 hp sit on the axles and the batteries will help the EQ S reach a 500 km range. Designed with a fully flat floor and making hevy use of aluminium, the MEA 2 platform has also allowed Mercedes to give the EQ S different proportions from the future S-Class and a swooping, coupe-like silhouette. See the revolutionary design in the link below.