Mercedes-Benz Is Going Full Electric With EQS
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More and more, car makers are pledging to enter into the electric vehicle market, some with great challenges to overcome. Mercedes-Benz is the latest manufacturer to join the push for electric vehicles with the release of its first fully-electric vehicle. Here’s everything that you need to know about the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS.
Mercedes-Benz is debuting its fully electric EQS in the fall of 2022.
Overview of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS
According to Motor Authority, the 2022 EQS has a few different model options to choose from starting this fall. The base model EQS 450+ will cost starting at $103,360, with a $1,050 destination charge included in the price.
The EQS 450+ will pack a 108-kilowatt-hour battery and deliver 329-hp. Some other perks will be standard, such as leather trim, a Burmester sound system, 20-inch wheels, and a driver assist camera system.
With slightly more performance and options, the EQS 580 is a step above. It bumps up the output to 516-hp with dual motor all-wheel-drive. The media package is also better with a full dashboard length infotainment display and 21-inch wheels. The EQS 800 starts at $120,160, with the included destination charge as well.
For those craving top luxury and performance, be on the lookout for the AMG EQS 53, with about 751-hp, sometime next spring.
Mercedes-Benz capitalizes by making its own electric vehicle
Car makers both domestically and across the European Union have made promises to release new electric vehicle models by different target dates. This is all part of a greater universal push to decrease reliance on fossil fuels and eventually (for some car makers very eventually) phase out gas-powered vehicles.
Thanks to Tesla paving the way for luxury EVs that still deliver performance and enjoyable driving, consumers have come around to the idea of EVs. Naturally, other older, more established car makers like Mercedes-Benz are wisely capitalizing on the increased popularity of EVs.
While Motor Authority reminds that Mercedes-Benz is no stranger to producing EVs with its B-Class and SLS AMG Electric Drive vehicles released over a decade, the EQS is its first jump into a production EV.
A push for better fuel efficiency and green options
The biggest deliverable for hybrids is increased fuel efficiency. With rising fuel costs and issues with pollution, the economy of hybrids and EVs is huge.
While EVs do have the setback of only being able to travel a certain range of miles on a full charge, EV makers and governments are making driving and charging an EV more convenient with increased charging stations and other plans for better infrastructure.
In the U.S., states like Minnesota and others are adopting clean car standards. These policies aim at decreasing pollution and the environmental impact of cars while increasing low and zero-emissions vehicle production. In states that have enacted similar standards, there are more varied options available for EV makes and models.
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