Mercedes-Benz EQS luxury sedan EV charging

What drivers need to know about the Mercedes-Benz EQS

The Mercedes-Benz EQS is the first of Mercedes’ fully electric sedans as part of the EQ sub-brand. This luxury sedan is the pinnacle of opulence in the EV space with a sleek body, immaculate cabin and state-of-the-art features to appeal to high-end buyers looking to go electric.


The EQS is available in three trim levels: Premium, Exclusive or Pinnacle; and two different powertrains: rear-wheel drive (EQS 450+) or all-wheel drive (EQS 450, EQS 580 4MATIC). Buyers opting for the top-level trim will find creature comforts such as heated-and-ventilated front and rear seats, massage functions for the front seats, four-zone automatic climate control, a head-up display, and more.


On the interior, the MBUX infotainment system steals the show, especially if buyers opt for the 56-inch-long Hyperscreen. This Hyperscreen is a giant display that spans the whole dashboard and consists of three separate screens (the 12.3-inch gauge cluster, the 17.7-inch central touchscreen, and the 12.3-inch passenger-side touchscreen), making the sedan look ultra-futuristic.

Charging the Mercedes-Benz EQS

The EQS 450+’s rear axle mounted 245 kW electric motor provides the driver with 529 horsepower, 417 lb-ft of torque, and 350 miles of all electric range. The EQS 580 4Matic ups the ante with dual motors in the front and rear which offer 516 combined horsepower and 631 lb-ft of torque. Owners of the 4Matic EQS will have lose 10 miles of range for four-wheel drive.


According to the EPA, the EQS 450+ is the most efficient model, earning ratings of 97 MPGe city, 97 MPGe highway, and 97 MPGe combined. The EQS 580 has slightly lower ratings of 92 MPGe for city driving, but higher ratings for highway of 99 MPGe, leading to a combined rating of 95 MPGe.


To take full advantage of quick home charging, Mercedes EQS owners will want to install a 40 amp home EV charger, such as the JuiceBox 40, which has a standard SAE J1772 plug that works with any electric vehicle on the market.

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Mercedes-Benz EQS charging times & range

Model year
Charge rate
Battery size
Charge time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox® 40
All electric range
2022-Present Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+/ 450 4MATIC/ 580 4MATIC/ AMG EQS Sedan
9.6 kW
108.4 kWh
75 hours
11.5 hours
277-350 miles

DC fast charging: CCS Combo

To charge on the go, the EQS can use DC fast charging stations at up to 207 kW. These allow DC fast chargers, such as the Enel X Way JuicePump 180-360 kW, to recharge the electric sedan from 10% to 80% in as little as 31 minutes. Beginning in 2025, Mercedes-Benz EVs will transition their vehicles to the SAE J3400 (formerly NACS) connector for Level 2 and DC fast charging. Meaning, 2025 Mercedes-Benz EQE seedans will take advantage of the new charger. Enel X Way JuicePump chargers will be natively compatible with SAE J3400 starting in 2024.

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Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan home charging stations


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