Mercedes-Benz's parent company, Daimler AG has registered the EQG nameplate. This comes as little surprise as the German automaker intends to electrify half of its range by the end of 2030.
Mercedes-Benz is getting ready for the launch of the new EQS, which will follow the official reveal of the interior along with its 770-km range on a single charge. The EQS will be the first model to be based on the German automaker’s modular architecture for its upcoming range of luxury and executive-class vehicles. Mercedes is going all-in on the EQ range, and reports now suggest that there will be an electric version of the Mercedes G-Class. The names EQG 580 and EQG 560 were recently filed by Daimler AG on April 1, 2021, according to the European Union Intellectual Property Office. The names were for motor vehicles and their parts, especially for an electric vehicle and the status on both applications shows “Application under examination” as of date.
The name or word EQG was registered by Daimler AG in 2016 itself, which should signify the possible nameplate for the new Mercedes G-Class EV. Reports of an incoming electric G-Class had surfaced as early as 2019 when Daimler CEO Ola Källenius confirmed to through a tweet by Daimler’s head of digital transformation, Sascha Pallenberg. In October 2020, Mercedes-Benz again confirmed the news by the release of their official plan to electrified vehicles accounting for more than half of its global sales by the end of this decade.
Further details of the upcoming Mercedes EQG is relatively scarce currently though Mercedes did say that “The legend will grow, and will electrify.” The timeline of a launch is also unclear, though the hardcore G-Class 4x4 Squared is expected to arrive first by the early half of 2022. Upon launch, it will compete against the likes of the new and reborn GMC Hummer Electric SUV.
Mercedes-Benz will be unveiling the new EQS in the coming weeks and will be the flagship for the EQ brand. The EQS comes with a 107.8 kWh battery pack that has a range of 770 kms between charges. It will come with the option of a single rear-mounted motor that makes 330 PS, or a motor on both axles that makes 516 PS and 550 Nm of peak power and torque. The Mercedes EQS is also set to be the most aerodynamically efficient vehicle upon its launch, with a drag co-efficient that Mercedes says “starting at 0.20”.