Mercedes-Benz launches first ‘Made in India’ EQS 580 electric car

The leading luxury car manufacturer in the nation, Mercedes-Benz India, unveiled on Friday the EQS 580 4Matic, an electric vehicle (EV) that is "Made in India" and costs just 1.55 crore, or 15.5 million, rupees.

According to the company, the EQS 580 is the 14th "Made in India" Mercedes-Benz model and the first-ever locally produced (assembled) EV in India. The EQS is also India's longest-range EV, with a range of up to 677 km (real-world conditions) and 857 km, according to the Automotive Research Association of India (test conditions)

Mercedes-Benz recently launched the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ as a CBU model while the EQS 580 is assembled in India to lower the price which it shows. This is the first time that any electric luxury car is assembled in India and also is a big push for 'Make in India'. The EQS 580 is made at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Chakan, Pune.

In terms of charging, the EQS 580 requires only a 15 minute fast charge to get 260km of range while the EQS is also currently the most efficient EV on sale in India.

Price wise the EQS 580 is also lower than the S-Class with petrol and diesel in locally assembled form while also being massively cheaper than the CBU EQS. This is also the first time that the EQS is assembled outside Germany.

The shape and design of the car is also different being part of the bespoke EQ brand from Mercedes-Benz.