Frankfurt Show: Mercedes EQS Concept Showcases Future Technologies

Mercedes-Benz VSION EQS, IAA 2019, der VISION EQS zeigt einen Ausblick auf ein Konzept eines vollelektrischen Fahrzeugs der Luxusklasse. // Mercedes-Benz VISION EQS, IAA 2019, the VISION EQS provides an outlook on a concept for a fully-electric vehicle in the luxury class.

The Mercedes Vision EQS is a rolling test bed for all kinds of future technology, as the German auto giant makes ready to transform its vehicle line-up into a range that is truly carbon neutral within twenty years. Someone tweet Prince Harry & Meghan please, they need to have this car waiting at the airport.

Seriously, the new Merc coupe is a sleek exec saloon that will run to 60mph in just over 4 seconds, but more importantly should dodge the impending urban carbon taxes as it is 100 percent electric.

IE expects lots of ULEZ zones across the UK soon, which councils will use to raise taxes for themselves and their pet projects, especially as High Streets continue to decline, thus culling the business rates revenue.

Mercedes-Benz VISION EQS, IAA 2019

That means more taxation on movement, with the older petrol, diesel cars and vans, all likely to be the first targets, although IE predicts that hybrids will see tolls imposed too, within say 5 years.

How will these new electric cars work, if it takes 8 hours to charge them up? Ah, glad you asked, as Mercedes are thinking ahead on that score, in fact Merc reckon that some 400 rapid charging car parks will be available across Europe soon, (2020-22) and who can argue with their estimate, as governments rush to embrace electric cars, although they aren’t so keen on building power stations.

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Features on the Vision EQS concept include;

Battery recharge to 80% in just 20 minutes – check emails, coffee, Danish whirl & go

Interior fabrics made from reclaimed ocean plastics.

The lights are digital, so they offer a range of lighting, according to the conditions

Turn signals built into a grille module

Semi-autonomous level 3 travel on motorways

Connected light system inside the car also acts as a comms network

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Mercedes-Benz VISION EQS, IAA 2019

 

 

 

 

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