Mercedes-Benz launches exciting EQ range in SA, ushering in the electric age for the Stuttgart brand with five new models in 2022.
The age of all-electric vehicles is indeed here and could there possibly be a greater statement of intent from one of the world’s best-recognised brands than to launch five fully electric vehicles to the South African market in 2022?
To back this up, 36 of the brand’s dealerships or “Agent partners” have been appointed to retail and service these cutting-edge electric vehicles, with which each customer will receive a complimentary Mercedes-EQ wall charger, installed wherever they please.
As we have come to understand by now, vital to the success of electric mobility is the infrastructure to back it up and so, Grid Cars will collaborate with Mercedes-Benz with their expanding public charging network.
Mark Raine, newly appointed President of Mercedes-Benz Cars and Co-CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa said, “South Africa is not without its challenges in terms of the EV landscape, however with our customer centric growth strategy curated towards the local market a significant interest has already been shown by potential customers for our EQ range in SA. This interest is aided by the growth in the public charging grid including national coverage on main routes, and the number of potential customers with existing renewable energy solutions (or considering these in the near-future). Based on these developments, we are confident that the cars we bring into the country will find many happy owners.”
Selvin Govender, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mercedes-Benz South Africa added, “Mercedes-EQ range will provide benchmark performance for South African’s in the EV space.”
The five models due to be launched in South Africa over the next year are the the EQA SUV, the family-sized SUV EQB, the mid-sized EQC, based on the GLC platform, the EQE electric business sedan and the current flagship of the EQ range in SA, the EQS luxury sedan. These fully electric vehicles from the Mercedes-EQ family are part of a transformation that’s gaining momentum rapidly with Mercedes-Benz hoping to position the EQ brand as a leader, both globally and locally in the electric vehicle market.
Read more about the individual models to be introduced here.