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Mercedes-Benz electric EQS Sedan for 2025 gets a larger 118 kWh battery

Mercedes‑Benz continues to develop the EQS Sedan and its portfolio of all-electric vehicles with new updates and innovations incorporated more quickly than before. For 2025 model year, the EQS Sedan introduces numerous upgrades with a new larger battery for increased electric range, refined front fascia featuring a new grille design and Mercedes-Benz standing star on the hood, as well as new standard and optional equipment to enhance comfort for rear passengers. The 2025 Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan arrives at US dealerships later in 2024.


2025 Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan – MANUFAKTUR Signature Silicon Grey (European model shown)

All 2025 EQS Sedan models benefit from an all-new battery with an increased usable capacity of 118 kWh for improved electric range. In addition, new regenerative braking software enables greater energy recuperation.

Due to the high proportion of recuperation with regenerative braking, the brake discs in the EQS Sedan are used less often during regular driving compared to models with combustion engines. A special function helps maintain the brake system by automatically applying the pads to the discs from time to time.

The standard heat pump increases climate comfort and efficiency. The waste heat from the electric drive (inverter and electric motor) and high-voltage battery can be used to heat the interior. This significantly reduces the need to utilize battery power for the heater and increases electric range.

The Disconnect Unit (DCU) in 4MATIC models automatically decouples the electric motor on the front axle depending on the driving situation and the required performance. At low loads, the DCU switches to 4x2 driving mode. The electric motor and transmission on the front axle then come to a standstill, which increases electric range.

The recuperation level of the EQS Sedan has been increased. The greater deceleration (up to 3 m/s2) means more energy recovered and therefore a greater range. Mercedes‑Benz has also optimized the braking system, starting with the 2024 EQS Sedan, for a better pedal feel due to a modified brake force cylinder.

Many updates to the EQS Sedan were made using over-the-air technology (OTA). These include, for example, Dolby Atmos, the YouTube web app and a digital travel guide.

Other models with the EVA 2 fully electric architecture (EQS Sedan, EQS SUV, EQE Sedan, EQE SUV) will also benefit from many of these improvements.



The battery is 5 times the size of the original Leaf.
But you would save more co2 with the 5 leafs. (Leaves ?)


The most popular brand for taxicabs is Mercedes. An electric Mercedes taxi replacing a diesel taxi, that would drive 5 times the daily mileage of your 2013 Nissan Leaf would save much more CO2.



Hi Gryf

In China where they swapped to BEVs for taxis by edict in some cities, the taxi drivers had a tough time, due to downtime to charge their cars, sometimes not having enough charge for a long run later on in the day and so on.

Dunno if those issues have ironed out now, but what I would like to see for BEV taxicabs is wireless charging at taxi ranks, which should reduce downtime.


Reasonable point, but I can't imagine Merc EQS's being used as taxis - way too expensive.
They mostly use smaller engine E class cars. (mostly diesel)(and a reasonable decision)


You are correct. Mercedes EQE for Taxis and EQS for Limos.
In Shenzhen (home of BYD), there are 22,000 BEV taxis. Read Forbes reference:
“In an effort to solve the problem with down time for the drivers, the company provides a café, a dining area, a gym, and a place to get a health checkup, according to a spokesperson in the video.”
Other places have Swappable battery Taxis.


Lots of electric taxis in Dublin now. They have a good scrappage scheme which makes them cheap to buy and the cars are better than heretofore (bigger batteries). Lots of MGs and ID4s.
Also many Priuses (Prii ?), often imported used from Japan.
It used to be Toyota Avensis (diesel) but fewer of them now.
Merc E class is too expensive for most taxi drivers here.
Nice out of the box thinking on the charge time management for the taxi guys.
They say it takes 2 hours to charge a taxi - seems a bit long to me unless they are going all the way to 100%.


Mercedes E and S class are commonly used as taxis in Europe, and "executive transport" (i.e.: high-end taxis) in North America. I'm sure MB will offer a taxi-spec version of this car, given that fuel is a huge expense for drivers.
Tesla Model S taxis were common in Paris 10 years ago already, and they cost about the same amount.

I don't know what kind of BEV taxis are used in Shenzhen, but a 15 minute top-up on a fast charger should provide enough power for four or five hours. Modern EVs can take 100-150 KW at a medium-low state of charge (10-45%), so 25 KWh in the time it takes to grab lunch. That's more than the theoretical pack size of a first-gen Leaf.

A two-hour charge means that they are going to 100%, which isn't necessary. The last 10% takes as long as the first 90%.


Charging has been improving significantly. Here are two recent examples which discuss the typical Taxi in Chinese cities. The BYD E6 (up to 82 kWh battery) and BAIC EU6 (54 kWh battery).
The BAIC is used more in Beijing and does have battery swapping capability, though sometimes a Taxi will use a fast charger.
“ Green revolution: Beijing taxi industry shifting to full new energy utilization, serves as window into China’s broader ‘dual carbon’ wave”
Shenzhen uses the BYD E6 which can be “charged extremely rapidly to 80% in just 20 minutes, or 100% in only 40 minutes using a BYD DC fast charger, which is used by e6 taxis.”


Weight 2,620 kg (5,776 lb)

Bernard Harper

Taxi drivers in China rarely charge at home and never drive Merc's, so are doubly moot here. Of more interest is if this car can complete 1000 km in the same time as an ICE car. If it is not a compliance car, ICE beating stats might encourage more people to actually buy one!!!

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