Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to launch an all-electric G-Class, which was first shown as the EQG concept some time ago. The brand's new energy-dense battery cells will be among the cutting-edge technology features of this new SUV.
The new battery was created in collaboration with the American business Sila Nanotechnologies. It has a silicon anode, which, together with other chemical alterations in the cells, is said to help it have a 20–40% higher energy density than the batteries used in the current line-up of EQ models. Which utilise more often seen graphite anodes.
The new cell chemistry, according to Mercedes-Benz, enables it to store "more electric energy in any given space" without using more powerful batteries. Comparing the prototype battery utilised by the EQXX to the 90kWh and 107.8kWh batteries for the EQS, the prototype battery is believed to have a capacity of 100kWh. According to reports, the EXES battery weighs 495 kg.
The ladder-frame chassis from the current Mercedes-Benz G-Class is the foundation for the EQG and has undergone extensive reworking to withstand the added weight of the battery. Four electric motors—two at the front, two built into the rear axle assembly, and each with a separate fixed-ratio gearbox—is expected to power the electric G-Class. According to reports, the motors can imitate the effects of the three differential locks found on G-Class cars with combustion engines, thanks to a software package being created by Mercedes.
The EQC is already available, and India's first batch of the Mercedes EQ range has been completely consumed. The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ just made its world debut here, and the Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 will debut on September 21.