Mercedes-Benz teases a new modular EV platform and unveils updated EV strategy

7 October 2020, 05:38:49

Mercedes-Benz teases a new modular EV platform and unveils updated EV strategyMercedes-Benz teased six new electric vehicles in the luxury and executive segment based on a custom-developed architecture, which is scalable in every aspect and can be used across model series. The wheelbase and track as well as all other system components, especially the batteries, are variable thanks to the modular design.

Mercedes-Benz will introduce the all-electric architecture named Electric Vehicle Architecture (EVA)in 2021. It will be followed by a second all-new dedicated electric platform in 2025 - the Mercedes-Benz Modular Architecture (MMA) designed for compact and medium-sized cars. It will add a multiple of new electrified models to the range. At the same time, the company will continue to electrify the most successful platforms. In addition to the Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC and the all-electric EQV people carrier, customers in the compact car segment can look forward to two all-electric SUVs, the EQA and EQB. Their progressive design identifies them as members of the all-electric product range. Production of the EQA will commence before the end of this year.

The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS concept car provided pointers to the progressive design of the coming EQS which will offer a range of up to 700 km (WLTP). The camouflaged prototypes undergoing testing are also foretelling key design features that are revolutionary for the luxury segment such as the cab forward design or the coupé-like one-bow styling. However, further details of the progressive design of the models EQS SUV, EQE and EQE SUV crucial for the success of the electric initiative remain a secret to the public for the time being. In addition, AMG, Maybach and G will go electric.

The EQS is currently undergoing the last tests on the way to production maturity, including at the Test and Technology Centre in Immendingen. The systematic validation of the overall vehicle serves to guarantee the high quality standards and is one of the extensive measures in the development process of every Mercedes-Benz model series. Stations include tough winter testing in Scandinavia, chassis and drivetrain tests on proving grounds, public roads and on the high-speed test track in Nardo as well as the integrated testing of the overall vehicle in the heat of Southern Europe and South Africa. Test drives are currently also being conducted in China and the USA. In the case of the EQS, special attention is paid to the electric powertrain and the battery, of course. They too are tested and approved in accordance with the strictest Mercedes-Benz standards.

The EQS is produced together with the S-Class in "Factory 56" in Sindelfingen, one of the world's most modern car factories. For quite some time, flexibility in the plants has been an investment priority of Mercedes-Benz Operations (MO), which is responsible for passenger car production worldwide. The technical equipment featuring trailblazing Industry 4.0 solutions is a key factor in the flexibility. Thanks to the highly flexible structures, all plants are able to produce vehicles with different types of powertrains and thus also to respond quickly to changes in demand in the markets. Electric-mobility opportunities can be seized with a limited investment need.

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Length: 188.3 in / 4783 mm
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