Mercedes has just lifted the veil on its strategy in the field of electric vehicles.
This new family of models, grouped together under the EQ badge, follows the logic of the range of vehicles with combustion engines.
By 2023, the Stuttgart-based manufacturer will offer no less than seven electric models, including the EQC launched last year.
The first model to launch an unprecedented platform dedicated to battery-powered vehicles will be the EQS.
Launched at the start of 2021, this limousine will be largely inspired by the Vision EQS concept revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2019.
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The manufacturer is already announcing a range of over 700 km according to the WLTP standard, which would constitute a real leap forward.
The EQS will display the same level of luxury and refinement as the new S-Class launched in a few weeks.
The Mercedes electric limousine will be followed by an SUV version and an EQE sedan which will also be entitled to its SUV version.
The compact vehicle segment has not been forgotten and
The 2019 Mercedes Vision EQS adopted very fluid lines.
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Mercedes will market EQA and EQB.
Production of the EQA, heralded as the electric variant of the GLA, will begin at the end of 2020 but not at the Smart factory in Hambach as initially planned.
With the coronavirus epidemic and the fall of the markets, the German manufacturer has seen all of its industrial organization.
EQA production will be carried out at the Rastatt plant in Germany.
As for the EQB, it will be based on the GLB.
We can therefore imagine that it can accommodate up to 7 people.
The electric models of the electric firm are currently continuing a test program in many regions of the world and under very high temperature amplitudes.