Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG on Thursday divulged a battery-powered counterpart to its top Mercedes luxury vehicle as German carmakers increase their test to electric upstart Tesla.
The EQS is the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle to be based on a system planned from the beginning as an electric vehicle, instead of utilizing components from an internal-combustion vehicle.
Mercedes underscored the car’s technological features by furnishing it with a general touchscreen panel that extends across the whole front of the vehicle’s interior instead of a customary dashboard. Tesla and different carmakers are additionally adding enormous screens to their interiors.
The EQS is the sibling to the organization’s S-Class large internal-combustion vehicle, the luxury brand’s flagship model that sells for $110,000 and up. The two vehicles focus on a similar upper finish of the market, however the EQS is separate by being based on the organization’s electric-vehicle architecture, or EVA. Mercedes isn’t saying yet how much the EQS will cost when it arrives at clients not long from now.
Daimler said the vehicle will get 770 kilometers (478 miles) on a full charge under testing guidelines utilized in the European Union. The organization is offering a year’s free charging through Ionity, an organization of thruway charging stations worked by a group of significant automakers.
German carmakers were more slow to build up all-electric models until harder natural guidelines and deals lost to California-based Tesla pushed them to increase their endeavors. Volkswagen sold 422,000 electric vehicles a year ago and built up the ID.3, a smaller it expectations will prevail upon mass-market purchasers, while its Porsche division has come out with the Taycan sports vehicle. BMW dispatched the iX3 electric SUV.