Mercedes-EQ launches range-topping electric sedan on EVA architecture
The company has high hopes for the EQS, its late-2021 entry in a luxury-EV segment that will include class-leading competitors like Tesla’s Model S and Lucid’s Air.
Mercedes-Benz’s electric sub-brand Mercedes-EQ earlier this week revealed its first all-electric luxury sedan in grand style with help from pop music superstar Alicia Keys and blockbuster filmmaker James Cameron. The EQS is the first model based on the company’s modular EVA (electric vehicle architecture) for luxury- and executive-class EVs. The company has high hopes for the car at the top of its electric range.
”The EQS is designed to exceed the expectations of even our most demanding customers,” said Ola Källenius, CEO of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG. “That’s exactly what a Mercedes has to do to earn the letter ’S’ in its name. Because we don’t award that letter lightly.”
Aimed at the class-leading Tesla Model S and soon-to-launch entries from new OEMs like the Lucid Air, the first models will be the EQS 450+ and EQS 580 4Matic
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