The EQS goes on sale this fall.

 


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Purchase a brand new Mercedes-Benz EQS electrical sedan and you will get two free years of charging — kind of. Electrify America and Mercedes-Benz introduced a partnership Thursday that provides drivers free 30-minute charging periods throughout their first two years of EQS possession.

“House owners and lessees of the EQS will obtain complimentary 30-minute charging per session for the primary two years from Mercedes Me Cost account activation,” Electrify America mentioned in an announcement. EQS house owners simply must arrange a Mercedes Me driver profile they usually can hyperlink charging funds to at least one account.

The 30-minute periods might sound weak, however contemplate this: The Mercedes-Benz EQS is able to 200-kW charging, and might add 186 miles of vary in simply quarter-hour. Contemplating the EQS’ remaining EPA vary quantity must be proper round 400 miles, half-hour is definitely fairly substantial — assuming you will discover certainly one of EA’s quickest chargers.

Along with the Electrify America partnership, Mercedes-Benz introduced a collaboration with ChargePoint on Thursday, the place EQS drivers can entry these charging stations by way of their Mercedes Me account, as nicely. ChargePoint has some 60,000 chargers throughout the US, all of which will probably be accessible by way of the Mercedes Me app.

This is not the primary time we have seen a partnership like this. Porsche’s tie-in with Electrify America provides Taycan house owners free charging, and the 2 corporations will work collectively to increase the EA community across the US.

Each the Mercedes-Benz EQS450 and EQS580 use a 107.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack, however whereas the 450 makes use of a single-motor, rear-wheel-drive setup, the 580 has one motor mounted to every axle, for all-wheel drive. The EQS450 produces 329 horsepower and 419 pound-feet of torque whereas the EQS580 presents 516 hp and 631 lb-ft. The EQS goes on sale within the US this fall.


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