Mercedes-Benz throws down the EV gauntlet at IAA Mobility – TechCrunch

Mercedes-Benz presented a number of electric vehicles at the IAA Mobility in Germany. This included its first AMG-branded high-performance electric vehicle, as well as a sedan, and a G-Class SUV design. All part of Mercedes-Benz's plan to be an electric-only automaker by 2010.
Mercedes already produces the all-electric EQS. This sleek and modern flagship is meant to be an electric version of the S-Class. Mercedes will be showcasing its next major EVs at IAA Mobility.

The automaker presented its 40 billion dollar ($47 billion) electric only plan earlier this year. This target will allow the company to be more vertically integrated, train and secure the necessary batteries to power its products. This plan is actually a continuation of previous plans to produce and sell more EVs. Mercedes stated that it would electrify its entire lineup of vehicles by 2022. This could be a gas-hybrid or plug-in hybrid, or a battery electric. In July, the German automaker stated that it would offer battery-electric vehicles to every segment it serves by next year.

Mercedes plans to launch three electric-only architectures by 2025, which will be the foundation of all its new vehicles. The platform, known as MB.EA, will be used to produce medium-sized passenger cars. AMG.EA is the foundation for Mercedes-AMG's performance Mercedes-AMG cars. VAN.EA will serve as a dedicated architecture for electric passenger minivans or light commercial vehicles. The company already announced the MMA compact car architecture, which will be available in vehicles by 2024.

As Ola Kllenius (head of Mercedes Benz), announced details of the new EQE, the EV shift is gaining speed. We are moving from EV first to EV only. By 2025, we will have at least one alternative for every model.

Kllenius stated that the automaker aims at selling one EV for every 2 Mercedes cars it sells on its journey to all-electric vehicles by 2030, if market conditions permit.

Mercedes-Benz EQB

Mercedes unveiled the crossover earlier in the year at an automakers event. They also revealed some more details about the crossover, including the fact that it will be coming to the United States in 2022. It will be launched in Europe and China by the end of 2018.

The EQB is the first electric-powered production vehicle to be produced at the Kecskemt plant, Hungary. Beijing is producing vehicles for the Chinese market. The EQB will be available in two versions when it arrives in the United States. The compact SUV will be available in two versions: the EQB 300 4MATIC, which has 168 kW/255 hp, and the EQB 350 4MATIC, which has 215 kW/ 288 hp. It will have 390 pound-feet torque in the first variant. Both versions will have a range of 419 km or 260 miles. This is slightly less than the other models that were revealed on Sunday. According to the automaker, a long-range version and a front-wheel-drive model will be available.

The electric powertrain is an integrated unit that consists of an electric motor, fixed-ratio transmission with differential and cooling system. The front axle is powered by an asynchronous motor.

The compact EQB is available with five seats as standard, but it can be converted to seven-seat if you have a large family or need more space.

Mercedes-Benz EQE350

The EQE sedan will be the answer to anyone who wants the flagship EQS, but can't afford it. The electric motor in the sedan will be a single, producing 288 horsepower and 391 pound feet of torque. This is 41 horsepower less than the EQS. The 90 kWh battery can reach 660 km, or 410 miles of range. It can also charge up to 250 km, or 155 miles, in just 15 minutes. Mercedes has yet to announce details about a second model, which will be available at market launch in different variants.

Many of the same features found in the EQS are also available in the EQS's little brother. These include an advanced driver assist system, front doors that automatically open, and rear axle steering. As an option, the MBUX Hyperscreen multi-screen connected entertainment system can be purchased. Despite being slightly smaller, the EQE has a spacious interior with 27mm more shoulder room, 65 mm higher seat position, and 80 mm longer overall cabin length than current E-Class.

According to Kllenius, the EQE is the fourth EQ car from automakers. It will be followed soon by SUV versions the EQS, and the EQE. Production will take place in Bremen for the global market and Beijing for China. A staggered global launch is planned for mid-2022.

Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+

Prepare for power and performance. The AMG EQS, the first battery-electric AMG model, is based on the EQ architecture. It is made in Affalterbach and aims to be a vehicle with zero emissions that has all the luxury, power, and body of an AMG. The car has special hardware inside and out, as well as a sound system that allows the car to croon while it drives. This gives the car an authentic AMG feel.

Two AMG electric motors power the AMG EQS, generating a total output of 484 kW and 658 hp. Race start will deliver 560 kW (761 hp) and 1020 Nm of torque. This allows you to go from 0 to 100 km in 3.4 seconds. You can also reach speeds of 250 km/h (155 miles/h).

Recoverative braking sends energy back to the battery. It has a total of 108 kWh storage capacity. This gives you 580 km or 360 miles range. Fast DC charging is possible with the car's more than 200 kW.

The carbon-neutral Factory 56 Mercedes-Benz plant in Sindelfinge, outside Stuttgart is producing the AMG EQS. Mercedes plans to bring this vehicle on the market by 2021.

Mercedes Concept EQG

G is for a mighty G! Although the automaker did not provide any details about the EQG as it is still in development, here are some things we know. It has four powerful electric motors and they are located close to the wheels to allow for individual control. A new rear axle is included, as well as a two-speed transmission for both on- and off-road driving.

Mercedes will test its off-road driving skills on the Schckl mountain, 1,445 meters high in Graz, at the end of the series model's development.

Mercedes Maybach Concept

This SUV concept vehicle is the first all-electric Maybach. The Maybach EQS retains the traditional features of old-school models like a two tone paint finish and the progressive drive technology of EQ. It's also very stylish. Its white piano lacquer interior is elegant and luxurious. This could be something Elysium's other half might use to drive into the sky to find their paradise in the sky. The interior is designed to be comfortable for work and rest, especially if you choose the executive seats or chauffeur package.

Although the SUV is expected to hit the market in 2023, Mercedes stated that it will introduce the platform for future SUVs as soon as next year. It will have a range of approximately 600 km, or 373 miles.