Locally-assembled Mercedes-Benz EQS garners over 300 bookings
Over 300 reservations have been made for the luxury electrified Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic. Mercedes-Benz India has had a fantastic start to 2022, selling 11,469 cars so far, which is more than the brand sold in the entire year of 2021.
The Mercedes EQS is available in India in its top EQS 580 dual-motor guise. This version has a WLTP-certified range of 676 km making it the longest-range EV in India, the ARAI certification is 857 km. The EQS 580 uses a large 107.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that can be charged at up 200 kW with a DC fast charger. This can top up the battery to 80 percent in 31. An 11 kW AC charger takes 10 hours, which is halved by a 22 kW option.
Mercedes was able to provide the more advanced, better-equipped EV limo at a lower cost not just because it was assembled locally, but also because it was able to benefit from the GST rate for EVs, which is only 5 percent as compared to 28 percent for ICE vehicles.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS gets a host of features like the digital lights, the massive 56-inch MBUX Hyperscreen, rear-wheel steer, 15-speaker Burmeister audio, sound modes, powered doors, HEPA air filter among others. The EQS has 9 airbags, lane keeping aid, active brake assist and pre-safe.
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