Mercedes-Benz is committed to launching at least 10 electric cars by the end of 2022.
The first has been revealed as the EQC small SUV, and others in the pipeline that we know of include the EQA and EQB compact SUVs, electric commercials like the eVito and eSprinter vans, and an EQE sedan and EQE SUV.
We now have fresh spy shots and video of an EQS, a large electric sedan to sit alongside the latest S-Class. Mercedes will launch it in 2021, meaning we’ll likely see it arrive as a 2022 model. An EQS SUV will follow in 2022.
The latest prototypes have lost a lot of the camouflage gear of earlier testers, revealing that the EQS is a liftback sedan akin to the Tesla Model S, high-end versions of which will be its main target. Other targets will include the new Lucid Air, an electric Jaguar XJ soming soon, and to a lesser extent the Porsche Taycan and related Audi E-Tron GT. A Taycan can be seen driving alongside in the latest shots.
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
We also have some shots of the interior which features a large, portrait-style infotainment screen similar to the one in the new S-Class revealed earlier in September. Expect advanced voice activation, a head-up display with augmented reality graphics, and a digital instrument cluster with 3D graphics.
The car’s platform is a dedicated battery-electric design known as EVA, and the EQS is just the first application. The platform underpinning the EQC is based