A few days ago during a conference of Mercedes investors, the executive director of the German group launched an order indicating that in 2021 they will put on sale the EQS electric car that with its more than 430 miles of autonomy will be positioned as the most influential electric car on the market, even surpassing the Tesla Model S.
But one of the questions left by this authentic challenge is knowing how far the battery and the efficiency of this new model will have to go to achieve this ambitious objective, which will also allow the autonomy of the electric model and the gasoline.
The German Nextmove portal has launched to estimate which battery the new Mercedes EQS will have to mount to reach 430 miles and overcome its great American rival.
According to calculations, the EQS should have a battery of at least 113 kWh gross, of which it would use 105 kWh. Something that would mean improving the useful figure of the Model S by 13 kWh.
Considering an official average consumption under the WLTP cycle of 15 kWh at 100 km in both cases, the Model S would achieve the current 379 miles, while the EQS could reach 434 miles.
On paper, this could be possible, but the problem for Mercedes is that adding a large capacity battery needs to improve the efficiency of its electrical system dramatically. We can look at the figures of the SUV EQC, which has an average WLTP consumption of 22.5 kWh per 100 km, which would mean that the EQS should reduce its consumption by 33% to achieve the objectives set by its managers.
A brand that seems difficult to achieve only with a more aerodynamic design and with other technical solutions to improve energy consumption figures. Quite a challenge that will also have to be completed in less than a year since the EQS, as we remember, has been scheduled to start sales in 2021.
In its favor, it plays that unlike the EQC, it uses the GLC platform, the EQS does have a dedicated platform specifically designed to house an electrical system. Something that will allow you to enjoy more efficiency thanks to an electrical system that is rumored to be 800 volts, allowing you to access ultra-fast loads in direct current.
A model that has been described as the most ambitious car of the German brand will be equivalent to the thermal S-Class in aspects such as luxury and technology. Among its rivals, we will find models such as the Audi A9 e-Tron, the BMW i7, and the Jaguar XJ, all of them also 100% electric, and which it wants to overcome thanks to its significant autonomy.