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Mercedes EQS 1,000 km faster than Model 3>

Norwegian YouTuber Bjorn Nieland was recently able to show for the first time that it doesn’t have to take 1,000 kilometers in an electric car longer than it does in a combustion engine – but he used the Nio ES8, a first in Europe and Where the battery can be changed at special stations. But he now runs about the same time without changing the battery: With the Mercedes EQS 450+, Nieland needed 9 hours and 5 minutes for distance on the Norwegian and Swedish motorways — five minutes more than Nio and ten minutes less than with previous record holder Tesla Model 3 Performance.

Mercedes navigation keeps you waiting

On the one hand, Nyland is very meticulous in his tests, and on the other hand, he allows himself some discretion. It does not take the mileage from the speedometer of the electric vehicle in question, but rather measures it by itself using GPS data. On the other hand, he actually deducted a few minutes from his Nio test for a failed exchange attempt. And with the Mercedes EQS, he now had to turn around, reduce speed below the target 120 km/h due to traffic congestion in the left lane and wait once in front of the store, which almost added to the total time.

In light of its data, the German electric car was expected to achieve a good result. According to WLTP, it is clear that the Mercedes EQS in the 450+ version with rear-wheel drive has the longest range of all models available in Europe – according to the component up to 764 kilometers. In addition to the charging capacity of up to 200 kilowatts. That’s not as much as the 250 kW in a Tesla, but it’s a great value.

Before the start, Nieland is looking forward to the next thousand kilometers because he Inside the Mercedes EQS “True Luxury” admits. So it will be fun. But then the experienced electric car YouTuber first encountered something he abbreviated as LAL when using the navigation system: Legacy Auto Maker Lag. So the system takes an inconveniently long time to finish optimizing the trajectory, and that’s more than usual in electric cars from the manufacturers established in its experiment.

“Go Home Tesla”

However, it is not necessarily common for Nyland to be enthusiastic after driving despite the poor program. The Mercedes EQS is a “monster,” big and luxurious, but remarkably efficient, he says. The lab determined the consumption to be 220 watt-hours per kilometer, which is only about 8 watt-hours more than the performance of the Tesla Model 3, which previously set the record in Nyland tests at 9 hours and 15 minutes in July 2020. “Go home, Tesla” , commented on the replacement at the top, which is likely to be understood as a joking provocation after criticizing Mercedes’ navigation system. Anyway, testing showed that electric cars with a large enough battery and high charging capacity don’t actually need changing stations, says Nieland.