Introducing the new Mercedes EQS

TechNews Writer
Mon Apr 19, 2021

Ah, the popular quote, “the future of transportation is electric.” Even though it was hard to believe at first, seeing some of the major automakers in the world like Audi, Ford, BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes, and Porsche turning electric and launching electric versions of some of their most successful and famous cars like the Hummer, Bronco, and Mustang has been encouraging. Not to mention Tesla and other electric vehicle (EV) start-ups like Faraday Future, Lucid Motors, and Byton. Looks like the battery-powered cars are here to stay. Let us look at the Mercedes EQS, touted as one of the most anticipated and luxurious EV.

The Mercedes EQS is the first all-electric luxury saloon from Mercedes and is the electric version of the automaker's prestigious S-Class. The EQS is also the first luxury and executive-class electric vehicle to be built on a modular architecture. The EQS delights both drivers and passengers by fusing technology, architecture, functionality, and connectivity. The EQS is the first of a new generation of batteries that have a much higher energy capacity. The EQS' powertrain also meets every desire of a progressive saloon in the S-Class category, with ranges up to 770 kilometers (according to the Worldwide harmonized light-duty vehicles test procedure), outputs up to 385 kilowatt (kW) and a performance version with a power output of up to 560 kW is on cards.

The EQS will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just over 4 seconds and will have a top speed of 130 mph With rear-wheel drive, the single-motor configuration will produce 329 horsepower (HP), while the dual-motor/all-wheel-drive trim level will produce 516 HP. It also has a 55-inch touchscreen that runs from pillar to pillar, which Mercedes refers to as the Hyper screen. The three separate displays are embedded in a single solid piece of curved glass.

As more and more people are getting conscious of the environmental damage, the fuel-powered cars are causing the new generation to lean more towards EV. Although the EVs occupy a small portion of the market, it keeps getting bigger and there is no doubt that we are moving towards an all-electric future.



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