Mercedes Benz Electrification plans reveal new models, including some from Mercedes’ sub-brands AMG and Maybach. The planned EV expansion begins with a new electric platform called EVA.
The new strategy, dubbed “Electric First,” was unveiled earlier during a broader strategy presentation by Daimler, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, along with plans to roll out all-new electric vehicles based on the automaker’s upcoming large-car Electric Vehicle Architecture (EVA), one of which will be launched next year.
The EQS model will launch next year and will join the S-Class family, will include a new full-size electric SUV based on the same platform. The EQS Concept was revealed at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show, it looked quite different from the new S-Class that was recently revealed. Mercedes has confirmed it is aiming for the top-level EQS sedan to be capable of up to 500 miles (700 kilometers) on a single charge – significantly beyond what can be achieved by other EV manufacturers.
Mercedes-Benz electrification plans which basically would include more models on EVA platform will also support a smaller model called EQE, somewhat like a smaller EQS. Other models to join EQE are the EQS-SUV and the EQE-SUV. EQA, the fully electric brother of the GLA, will arrive later this year, followed by the EQB in 2021. A total of six new electric vehicles to be released over the course of the next two years. Merc also plans for a new EQXX Concept arriving shortly, a new flagship EV model with a 750-mile range.
Multiple new models will be added to the electric vehicle portfolio on a second all-new dedicated electric platform designed for small and medium-sized cars, the Mercedes-Benz Modular Architecture (MMA) from 2025.
The German manufacturer also plans for AMG, Maybach and G models to gain from the Electric First strategy.