While the Tesla Model S has become the first electric car with a driving range over 400 miles, it looks like it will soon have some serious competition. Mercedes-Benz has announced a few more details about its upcoming EQS and it will have a driving range that will rival the Model S.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS is scheduled to arrive next year and when it does it will have a driving range over 435 miles on Europe’s WLTP test cycle. In the US the stricter EPA rating will likely be closer to 400 miles.
The EQS will also be powered by a battery from China’s CATL.
”We intend to lead in battery technologies, so we are now combining our own research and development expertise with bold partners. We will integrate cutting-edge battery systems to create luxury cars with outstanding range, charging speed, safety and sustainability. Working with CATL will see us accelerate our transformation towards carbon-neutrality,” said Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, responsible for Daimler Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars COO. “CATL will be a major supplier securing capacity for the next generations of our EQ products in the years to come.“