The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQV, the first pure battery-electric people mover in the premium segment, is being premiered at the Geneva Motor Show.
Mercedes-Benz Vans plans to release a series-production vehicle on the basis of the Concept EQV, which will be presented to the public at this year’s Frankfurt Autoshow.
The Concept EQV has an electric driving range of up to 250 miles and rapid charging to enable a range of 62 miles within just fifteen minutes.
With a diverse range of possible seating configurations for 6, 7 or 8 people, the Concept EQV aims to appeal to families and to VIP transport operators.
The Concept EQV features a compact electric drivetrain (eATS) on the front axle with an output of 150 kW. The electric motor, the transmission with fixed transmission ratios, the cooling system and the power electronics form a compact and integral unit.
Energy is supplied by a lithium-ion battery. With a capacity of 100 kWh, the maximum range is 250 miles, with a top speed of 100mph.
The concept vehicle can be charged at home using a Mercedes- Benz wallbox or a regular household plug socket. There is also a rapid charging function: within just fifteen minutes, the battery can be charged with sufficient energy for a range of around 62 miles.
By installing the battery in the vehicle’s underfloor, the entire interior space is available without restriction.
The EQ product and technology brand stands for a comprehensive electromobile ecosystem of products, services, technologies and innovations. The spectrum ranges from electric vehicles to wallboxes and even as far as charging services and charging infrastructure.
The whole Mercedes-Benz portfolio is planned to be electrified by 2022. This means that electrified variants will be offered in every segment – from the compact car to the large SUV.