In addition to Mercedes EQS, EQA and EQB, Mercedes has confirmed the upcoming Mercedes EQE limousine and the upcoming luxury SUVs Mercedes EQE SUV and EQS SUV.
Out of the 10 planned full electric models we already know 7: Mercedes EQC launched in 2019, Mercedes EQS luxury limousine and EQA and EQB compact SUVs. They will be joined by the Mercedes EQE limousine, the big class SUV based on the EQE and the luxury SUV based on the Mercedes EQS.
The Mercedes EQS is the all electric member in the new S-Class family and will debut on the market in 2021. Mercedes EQS is the first electric model from Mercedes that will use the new dedicated electric architecture for the middle, large and luxury class models.
The business limousine EQE will start also in 2021 while the Mercedes EQS SUV which is in fact a fully electric Mercedes GLS will start in 2022.
In the compact class, the production of the Mercedes EQA, the electric brother of the GLA will start later this year followed by the Mercedes EQB in 2021. The Mercedes EQA and EQB compact models are not built on the new electric platform but on the MFAII platform used for conventional compact models.
Mercedes EQS is in the final testing phase and will be produced on the same production line as S-Class in Sindelfingen.
“The EQS has already piled up far more than two million test kilometers from the heat of South Africa to the cold of Northern Sweden,” says Christoph Starzynski, Vice President Electric Vehicle Architecture at Mercedes-Benz and responsible for the EQ vehicles. “The EQS will be the S-Class of electric vehicles. That is why it is undergoing the same demanding development program as any other vehicle that has the privilege of proudly bearing the three-pointed star. In addition, there were quite a few tests. specifically for electric cars that cover important development priorities such as range, charging and efficiency “.
Mercedes plans to have more than half of its sales by 2030 in electric and Plug-In Hybrid models.