OverviewThe 15 biggest innovations"The EQS is a milestone on the road to CO2 neutrality"Interesting facts & figures"Linking intelligence and emotion"Interesting facts & figuresThe transformers: thinking of tomorrow todayInnovative aesthetics in unmistakable purpose designEmbarking on the new era of purpose designExperience for all the sensesHere comes the new world record holderGentleperson of the new schoolNo cable reaches this farThe whispering class for the earsPowerful cell chemistry meets intelligent softwareFurther reducing the carbon footprint with green powerAlways connectedBecause the shortest route is not always the fastestActivating new functions after buying a new carConsistent digitisation and borrowings from interior design"The MBUX Hyperscreen is both the brain and nervous system of the car"Zero-layer design: the most important thing is now only one click awayWelcome to the big in-car showBetween comfortable tranquillity and an interactive, sensuous sound experienceQuick learner thanks to AIHEPA filter against airborne pollutantsAcoustic oases with summer rain, seagull sounds and rustling leavesHe who calls for silenceEfficient use of waste heat from the powertrainVirtual surround sound and extensive sound personalisationEmotive animations, colour feedback and additional visual warningsGreat suspension and ride comfort paired with high driving dynamicsThe rear wheels also steer as standardHigh-resolution light projection with innovative assistance functionsIntelligent support while drivingEasy entry into confined parking spaces and narrow entrancesUse your time in the car more effectively and conveniently have it manoeuvre into and out of parking spacesAccident protection is not a question of the powertrain conceptDeveloped with software from the film and gaming industryHigh level of protection against high voltagesTechnical data[1]

The new EQS: the charging functions

Jul 24, 2021

Three charging programs are offered in the EQS - Standard, Home and Work. In these, parameters such as departure time, air conditioning and maximum charge level can be preset. The Home and Work charging programs can be activated based on location. This means that they are switched on automatically as soon as the vehicle is parked at a charging point at the positions stored in the system. The user is informed about this in MBUX.

The EQS also has these intelligent charging functions:

  • ECO Charging is a take-it-easy program for the battery. Various measures reduce the battery load during charging and slow down the natural ageing process of the battery. For example, the maximum charging capacity is reduced, a charging limit of 80 percent is observed and charging is delayed based on the set departure time.
  • With the charging interruptions function, the customer can specify time periods during which the AC charging processes are paused. Electricity costs can be saved as a result, for example.
  • The EQS will also allow bidirectional charging in Japan, i.e. charging in both directions. The CHAdeMO ("Charge de Move") charging standard there supports bidirectional charging. This is the prerequisite for the V2G (Vehicle-to-Grid) and V2H (Vehicle-to-Home) applications. This means that the EQS can be used as a power bank for energy from the home photovoltaic system or supply the household with energy in the event of a public mains failure, for example.

The charging components of the EQS
A latest-generation charging system sits above the rear axle of the EQS. It can be used to charge the battery via the public power grid with single-phase or three-phase alternating current and an optional charging capacity of up to 22 kW. In addition, intelligent wallboxes from national partners are available to customers in the individual markets. Mercedes-Benz also offers an installation service for these wallboxes. This includes a preliminary check of the installation conditions, a detailed consultation and of course the installation.

A DC box with a charging capacity of up to 200 kW is fitted on board for (fast) charging via direct current. High charging currents can be maintained for a long time through temperature and charging management. Power for up to another 300 kilometres (WLTP) is recharged in just 15 minutes[1].

The actual charging time depends on the battery size, the available infrastructure and the country-specific vehicle equipment. The charging socket is located at the rear right of the vehicle and is designed according to market requirements:

  • Europe and the USA will receive the CCS system (Combined Charging System), which allows charging with direct and alternating current via the same connection.
  • The vehicles intended for China (GB/T plug standard) on the other hand will also have a separate charging socket for DC charging, as will Japan (CHAdeMO standard). A twin charging socket is used here; it combines the separate AC and DC charging sockets under one charging flap.

With the new Plug & Charge function, Mercedes me Charge customers can charge the EQS particularly conveniently (for details, see the chapter on Mercedes me Charge). 

Mercedes me Eco Coach: The personal trainer for environmentally friendly driving.
Based on real data, the Eco Coach supports the use and optimization of the vehicle by providing helpful tips and explanations on the sustainable and resource-saving use in relation to individual driving, charging and parking activities. This effort is rewarded with points that can be redeemed for attractive rewards at a later date. In addition, exciting challenges can be completed to increase the score. In addition to the mobile app (iOS/Android), the Eco Coach is integrated into the head unit for the first time in the EQS.

[1] Charging speed at DC fast charging stations with 500 amps. The electrical consumption (and information based thereon) has been determined on the basis of Commission Regulation (EC) 692/2008 according to NEDC and Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1151 according to WLTP