Mercedes will present the new Mercedes EQS on April 15. The biggest battery will have a capacity of 108 kWh. The production of batteries for the new EQS starts at Hedelfingen plant.
Mercedes EQS enters in a straight line. The electric equivalent of S-Class but with independent design and platform will be presented in the world premiere on April 15, 2021.
The production of EQS batteries has already started at the plant in Hedelfingen, as part of the Unterturkheim location in Germany. The plant has a production and logistics area of 16500 sqm. Mercedes produces the lithium-ion batteries on a 300-meter-long production line with 70 production stations.
There will be several battery versions, the largest with a capacity of 108 kWh. With this battery, the luxury electric saloon promises a WLTP range of over 700 km. It is possible thanks to the best aerodynamics in the segment.
Mercedes EQS – charging all across Europe
Mercedes EQS will be able to charge at over 200,000 stations in Europe without the need for any authentication.
The battery chemistry includes nickel, cobalt and manganese in a ratio of 8: 1: 1. The cobalt content is down by about 10%. At the plant in Hedelfingen, the premium car maker will manufacture the batteries for EQS, but also those for the Mercedes EQE.
The sales of Mercedes electrified models (full electric and Plug-In Hybrid) will represent 13% of the total in 2021.
In addition to the five existing electric models EQA, EQB, EQC, EQS and EQV Mercedes already has over 20 Plug-In Hybrid models and their range will be renewed by introducing the new Plug-In Hybrid versions of C-Class and S-Class which will have an electric range of 100 km.
In less than 2 years, Mercedes will have no less than 10 electric models that will cover all market segments.