Mercedes-Benz rolls out battery-powered conceptBusiness | 10 Sep 2019 8:39 pm
Daimler's Mercedes-Benz is showing off a long, sleek battery-powered concept vehicle that could join the luxury carmaker's model lineup alongside its S-Class flagship sedans.
The Vision EQS is the latest version of the company's EQ series of battery vehicles, which are a key theme at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Chief Executive Ola Kallenius said: "What we showed today is the first large-platform sedan, fully electric on a dedicated platform, so we think we can capture even more customers through having a wider offer.''
The concept, with a black LED display instead of a grille, slightly bulging wheel wells and a long, sweeping illuminated line running along the vehicle, is "a hint'' of what the production car might eventually look like.
The company says the four-seater car has two electric motors that accelerate it to 100 kph in 4.5 seconds and an exceptional battery range of 700 kilometers. Kallenius declined to specify how the company achieved range beyond what other electrics currently offer.-AP