May 14, 2021 – A new definition of luxury meets the future of production at Mercedes-Benz: production of the EQS electric saloon started at Factory 56 in the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant - flexible, digital, efficient and sustainable. The EQS is integrated into ongoing series production at the site as the first all-electric model. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class saloon, the long-wheelbase version and the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class are already rolling off the production line at Factory 56.
Quotes on the start of production of the EQS
Our new all-electric luxury saloon EQS sets new standards, with a range of 770 km according to WLTP. At the same time, the EQS stands for sustainability along the entire value chain: from development through purchasing, production and the charging process to recycling. The EQS is thus a milestone on the way to our Ambition 2039, with which Mercedes-Benz is working intensively on a CO₂-neutral new car fleet.
With the EQS, we are sending out another strong signal for Sindelfingen. Four years ago, with the further development of the factory agreement ‘Zukunftsbild Sindelfingen 2020+‘, we not only laid the foundation for the first fully electric luxury sedan with the star but also shaped the future for our employees and the plant Sindelfingen. The enthusiasm of the customers for our excellent products is result of the great and motivated work of the employees in Sindelfingen.
The future of our global Mercedes-Benz production network begins with EQS production in Factory 56: this future is CO₂-neutral, sustainable, fully digitalised, connected and highly flexible. The start of production of the EQS is a highlight in our unprecedented electric vehicle initiative in the production area. In 2022, a total of eight Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles will be produced at seven locations on three continents.
With the EQS in our portfolio, we are once again proving the future viability of the Sindelfingen site: Here tradition is combined with a new understanding of innovation and sustainability. Thanks to our highly competent team, we have successfully completed the start of production of the EQS at the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant.