Mercedes-Benz unveils a new electric flagship sedan, the EQS, with a range of up to 478 miles on a single charge
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its latest electric car, the EQS, which it has dubbed its "electric flagship sedan." The sleek and futuristic-looking sedan boasts a range of up to 478 miles on a single charge, making it one of the most impressive EVs on the market in terms of range.
The EQS is the first vehicle to be built on Mercedes' new Electric Vehicle Architecture (EVA), which is designed to be adaptable to a wide range of models and allow for more flexibility in the design and construction of EVs. The car features a large 56-inch hyperscreen that combines the driver's dashboard and infotainment systems into a single interface, and the car is also equipped with the latest advanced driver assistance systems.
The car is powered by a 107.8 kWh battery that delivers 516 horsepower and 611 pound-feet of torque, which Mercedes claims will take the EQS from zero to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. The car also boasts fast-charging capabilities, with the ability to charge from 10% to 80% in just 35 minutes.
The EQS is part of Mercedes' broader push into electric vehicles, with the company aiming to make EVs 50% of its global sales by 2030. The company has already launched a number of other electric models, including the EQA and EQC SUVs.
The launch of the EQS comes as more automakers are investing in electric vehicles, with a growing number of governments around the world setting targets for the phase-out of gasoline and diesel cars. While EVs still account for a relatively small portion of global car sales, analysts predict that their market share will continue to grow rapidly in the coming years as battery technology improves and charging infrastructure expands.