It will get here before the EQC.
If you have been following the path to electrification that Mercedes-Benz has taken, you will likely be aware that we were expecting to see the EQC electric SUV arrive Stateside sometime this year. Unfortunately, for reasons that are not entirely clear, the EQC has been delayed and will only arrive here sometime next year. When exactly is still to be determined, but there is some good news. Instead of the EQC, we'll be getting Merc's electric S-Class, otherwise known as the EQS. Based on its promised range and the fact that it looks very comfortable on the Nurburgring, we're just as excited about the arrival of this model as an electric SUV.
Mercedes-Benz promises that we'll see the final production version of the EQS in the spring of 2021, with deliveries to dealers in the US expected to begin in the summer. Fortunately, that's not the only good news to come from Germany this week.
Daimler chairman Ola Kallenius has said that an electric Maybach is in the works too, and the classic G-wagen will also be electrified soon: "We have also made a decision in the summer that there will be a fully electric version of the G. We think, especially for urban adventurers, in many places around the world, that will be an attractive option."
With instant torque and plenty of power, an electric off-roader is always going to be great, but when that kind of ability is part of a timeless package that effortlessly portrays style and luxury, things get even more exciting. At this stage, there's no indication of when we could expect to see a concept version of the electric G-Class, as the decision has only recently been made, but Kallenius has said that the electric Maybach will arrive within the next three years. Mercedes is clearly taking its electric future very seriously, and assuming that there are no more delays, we expect this aspect of the brand's business to take off very well.