The Mercedes EQS electric luxury sedan passed the environmental audit. The test verifies all the environment-related aspects of a model.
The Mercedes EQS 450+ is the first model that the premium car maker ever built on the electric architecture for large cars. It comes with a single motor driving the rear wheels and is capable of delivering 330 horsepower and a run from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.2 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited at 210 km/h (130.5 mph).
The lithium-ion 120-kWh battery provides a range of up to 782 kilometers (486 miles), depending on driving conditions.
This version recently underwent the 360o Environmental Check. The test focuses on consumption, emissions an life cycle assessment, the use of renewable raw materials and recyclates.
Mercedes used a 10 percent cobalt content in the EQS battery cell cathodes. Furthermore, the components of the premium sedan are of resource-saving materials, weighing 80 kilograms.
In terms of consumption, the car benefits from being the world’s most aerodynamic production car. It comes with a Cd value of 0.20. The figure reduces energy consumption and extends range.
Mercedes EQS sees the light of day in a sustainable factory
The EQS rolls off the assembly line at Factory 56. It is a plant that features a roof with 12,000 photovoltaic modules, with a maximum output of around 5000 kWp. Therefore it covers about 30% of the energy the factory needs per year.
The floor of the EQS integrates new yarn sourcing from regenerated nylon. One ton of this yar saves more than 6.5 tons of CO2 compared to virgin material.
Through an “Ambition Letter”, the suppliers of Mercedes have taken the responsibility to supply CO2-neutrally produced parts in the future. Thus starting 2039 the latest, only materials with a CO2-neutral production will go through the gates of the Mercedes-Benz plant. Also CO2 neutral will be the production of the highly complex lithium-ion batteries at the Hedelfingen plant, part of the site in Stuttgart-Unterturkheim.