Mercedes-Benz has provided details on the electric vehicles it will launch in South Africa in 2022.
The five new models coming to the country this year are the EQA, EQB, EQC, EQE, and EQS.
Mercedes-Benz will also collaborate with Grid Cars for public charging, and every EQ customer will receive a complimentary Mercedes-EQ wall charger – installed at a location of their choice.
“Leading in electric drive and digitization is a key pillar of the Mercedes-Benz strategy that was announced by Mark Raine, newly-appointed President of Mercedes-Benz Cars and Co-CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa,” said the company.
“The new strategy aims to leverage the brand’s strengths in the luxury space, while unlocking the full potential of its unique speciality brands – namely AMG, Maybach, and EQ.”
The new EQ models coming to South Africa are detailed below. Pricing and exact launch dates were not shared.
EQA – Dynamic SUV
The EQA is a dynamic SUV, said Mercedes-Benz.
“A close relation of the GLA, it delivers all the characteristics of that vehicle, combined with an efficient electric powertrain.”
The EQA 250 derivative will be available locally, with a power output of 140kW, a range of up to 412km, and a combined electrical consumption of 17.7kWh/100km.
EQB – Family SUV
“Whether it’s for a large nuclear family or a small extended family, the new EQB offers space for many family configurations and a wide variety of transport needs.”
The EQB 350 4MATIC derivative will be sold locally and offers all-wheel, a power output of 215kW, a range of up to 419km, and a combined electrical consumption of 17.4kWh/100km.
EQC – Mid-sized SUV
The all-wheel drive model sold locally will offer 300kW of power, a range of up to 437km, and a combined electrical consumption of 21.3kWh/100km.
EQE – Business Sedan
The EQE offers “all the essential functions of the range topping EQS in a slightly more compact format”, said the company.
“The EQE’s interior dimensions even exceed those of today’s E-Class, carrying the concept of the business sedan into the future.”
EQS – Luxury Sedan
This is the first all-electric premium sedan from Mercedes-Benz, and offers ranges up to 780km and an output of up to 385kW.
The first model to come to market is EQS 450+, with a power output of 245kW.