Mercedes EQS Joins the EV Ranks with One of the Highest Recorded Ranges

Hannah DeWitt
· 3 min read
Electric vehicles
(EVs) are on the rise, but concerns surrounding range and the lack of
charging infrastructure
have stunted their progress. It’s hard for people to see EVs as practical without a solid system in place to support them, but without funding from EV purchases, the government is having a hard time establishing infrastructure.
However, certain car brands have decided to step up to the challenge and ramp up their EV development. According to
Car and Driver
, the new Mercedes-Benz EQS has one of the highest recorded ranges of any existing EV. This is good news for drivers that are looking to switch to electric.
The Mercedes EQS just recorded one of the highest EV ranges.

What’s keeping buyers from getting electric cars?

Despite their positive environmental impact, increasing EV sales has been a difficult process. The ranges on EVs have not measured up to those on gas cars, and since vital infrastructure like charging stations is underdeveloped, people have resisted the shift.
However, brands like
Tesla
, Lucid, and now Mercedes have been doing their part to fix the issue. While most EVs average around 200 miles of range, these brands have more than doubled that number in their own vehicles.
If more brands can catch up to this technology, sales could increase enough to encourage real EV infrastructure growth in the U.S. The U.S. hopes for EVs to account for 50% of all passenger car sales by 2030, and EV sales currently account for less than 2% of sales.
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What is the range of the Mercedes EQS?

The EQS is just the beginning for Mercedes in electric sedans, and they’ve started strong. The EQS 580 will have a dual-motor system with 516 horsepower and 340 miles of range, and the single-motor EQS 450+ will have 329 horsepower and 350 miles of range.
The car’s low drag coefficient of 0.20, efficient regenerative braking system, and substantial battery size have been major contributors to its range numbers. The EQS can be fully charged from a 240-volt charger in a little over 11 hours, but using a DC fast charger, it can go from 10% to 80% in just 35 minutes.
Lucid and Tesla both have the EQS beat, the Air Dream R AWD providing 520 miles of range and the Model S Long Range behind it at 405 miles. However, the EQS surpasses brands like Porsche and Audi, both with their best EVs topping out at around 230 miles each.
The 580 model comes with all-wheel drive, and the 450+ is outfitted with rear-wheel drive controls.

What will the EQS cost?

In terms of cost, the EQS sits right between Lucid and Tesla’s highest-range sedans, with Lucid at the pricier end. The EQS will have three trim levels: Premium, Exclusive, and Pinnacle.
The EQS 450+ starts at $102,310 and climbs to $108,510 for the Pinnacle trim. The standard EQS 580 will cost $119,110, and start at $125,310 for the fully-loaded Pinnacle.
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