over 1000 km, you won’t get better than the Merdeces EQS

over 1000 km, you won’t get better than the Merdeces EQS


The Mercedes-Benz EQS is an electric car with a very long range. It has just passed the 1,000 km test and is in first place, or rather second if we consider the Nio with the ability to “recharge” its battery in five minutes.

Mercedes-Benz EQS

During our various tests of the Mercedes-Benz EQS, we highlighted its excellent autonomy, thanks mainly to the large battery, but also the contained use, made possible by the aerodynamics of this luxury electric car. This is the one who has done the famous 1000 km test Norwegian YouTuber Bjørn Nyland.

Remember, this challenge involves driving an electric car 1,000 km road trip test its ability over long distances. The car is of course charged during this trip, which then makes it possible to comment freedombut also fast payment of different models.

Electric vehicle registration (non-rechargeable)

And travel time of 9h5, the Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ sets the bar high on this challenge. It’s actually “only” five minutes longer than the Nio ES8 with its battery swap system. Unlike the Chinese car (sold in Norway), the German manufacturer’s car does not have this functionality and therefore must stop at fast charging stations, four in total over 1,000 km.

It is a Power Swap facility
It is a Power Swap facility

In August 2022, a YouTuber tested the Nio ES8, which broke all records due to its ability to charge an electron in five minutes through two battery exchange stations (exchange center) is set in Norway. The Nio ES8 then took 9 hours traveling 1,000 km versus 11:25 am during another test that sidelined exchange stations and required recharging at express stations.

Mercedes shows that consumption is important

With a maximum charging speed of 200 kW, it takes only 30 minutes for EQS from 10 to 80% of autonomy. This is not an example of speed as the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 and Porsche Taycan claim only 18 minutes in a single exercise. But EQS stands out with its very high freedom: the end is provided 725 km on the WLTP combined cycle.

The Mercedes-Benz EQS does better than the Tesla Model 3, because the Performance version had completed 1,000 km in 9:15 despite the same quick charge, but a lower theoretical range of 547 km.

The Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo took 9h40 for the same trip with its theoretical autonomy of 532 km, which shows that the very fast final charge does not make it possible to get its maximum use.

Mercedes in front or behind Nio?

Above all, it shows again that WLTP mixed use does not fully take road use into account as we saw in our comparison of the fastest electric cars on long journeys. Finally, the Mercedes-Benz EQS is therefore the fastest electric car on long road trips, if we set aside the Nio ES8 and its battery conversion.

Indeed, in Europe, only two battery exchange centers are currently being established, in Norway. The Chinese manufacturer, however, plans to close more, twenty in total in Europe by the end of the year, thanks to its future Hungarian factory.

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