The EQE and EQS from Mercedes-Benz use the new modular electric platform of the luxury and executive class, which is completely scalable and can be shared by all models. Wheelbase, track width and system components such as the batteries and drive units are variable thanks to the modular system.
The electric motor converts electrical energy from the high-voltage battery into mechanical energy, and delivers impressive propulsion from the first revolution.
The all-wheel drive models use two electric motors, one on the rear axle and one on the front axle. To reduce power consumption and improve dynamics, efficient distribution of the drive torque is steplessly regulated between the front and rear axles.
High-voltage lithium-ion battery
The high-voltage lithium-ion battery is the central energy store for the electric drive. Both range and performance are directly dependent on the battery.
The battery is charged externally from the mains. Energy is also recovered by way of recuperation when braking and with an overrunning engine. For a dynamically favourable, low overall centre of gravity, the battery, which is divided into several modules, is installed in the underbody.
Regenerative brake system
For additional range, there is great potential to reduce consumption through increasing energy recovery (recuperation) during overrunning engine and braking phases.
This takes place through intelligent, efficiently optimised distribution of the deceleration torques. When you release the accelerator or press the brake pedal, the electric machine initiates the initial deceleration and acts as an alternator. You can also influence recuperation performance in several stages using the shift paddles on the steering wheel. This way you can recover range while you drive. In the D AUTO recuperation level, ECO Assist intelligently adjusts the amount of recuperation to match the current driving situation.
Thanks to a flexible charging system, the battery can be charged at both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) charging stations. Alternating current (AC) is available from household sockets, wallboxes and most public charging stations. DC fast-charging stations can provide higher charging power and are mainly found along motorways.
Since batteries only consume direct current, electric vehicles have an integrated onboard charger that converts alternating current (AC) into direct current (DC).
Easy and flexible charging: at home or on the road.
Learn more about the comprehensive charging options with intelligent solutions for the home and on the road. With the constantly growing charging infrastructure, intelligent energy management and remote & navigation services, you can drive electrically with an easy mind, without making any compromises.
Mercedes me Chargealso enables you to charge ecologically at more than 500,000 public charging points throughout Europe. Mercedes-Benz uses high-quality guarantees of origin to ensure that electricity from renewable energy sources is fed into the mains for charging volumes that flow through Mercedes me Charge.You can also charge your electric vehicle with the Mercedes-Benz Wallbox or other charging equipment with up to 22 kW – very easily at home.
 Green Charging uses proof of origin to ensure that, for the charging operation, an equivalent amount of electricity from renewable sources is fed back into the electrical grid.
The design also takes you into the future. The typical black panel radiator trim with central star and light strips at the front and rear are clearly recognisable. The interior also welcomes you with a completely new, avant-garde electric look in a specific design: progressive luxury in a sporty form.
• Striking design feature: the black panel grille with central star.
• Red gold elements in the interior hint at the electric character.
• LED light strip at front and rear for high recognition by day and night.
• Wheel designs specially developed for the electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz.