Mercedes-Benz Drives Concept EQV On The Streets Of Barcelona

By taking the Concept EQV out for a short drive in the port of Barcelona, Spain, thus completing its first official urban journey, Mercedes-Benz has demonstrated that this is more than a show car.

Of course, we already knew that ever since its unveiling at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show a couple of months ago, as that’s when the company said that it will be followed by a production version. And that one’s just around the corner, as it will premiere at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

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Essentially a zero-emission version of the V-Class, the EQV wants to revolutionize transport in the MPV segment. It targets a variety of customers, from families to shuttle services, and proudly calls itself “the world’s first fully electric premium MPV”.

We don’t know yet if the production model will stay entirely true to the study, but the latter does have some very decent specs. The most important is the range, which Mercedes said is up to 400 km (249 miles). The 100 kWh lithium-ion battery has a rapid charging function, so when it is plugged in for about 15 minutes it provide sufficient energy for 100 km (60 miles).

Mounted in the underbody of the vehicle to open up more space inside, the battery powers an electric motor on the front axle, which develops 204 PS (201 hp / 150 kW). Thanks to a top speed of 160 km/h (99 miles), it will do quite well on the motorway, too.

The model-specific EQ-grille with LED strip and modern headlamp design are the main things that make it stand out on the outside, whereas the interior offers everything one would expect from such a vehicle as well as soft-touch materials and new technology features.

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  • Rocket

    Not a great road-trip vehicle, but an ideal errand-runner. This could do quite well. Too bad we won’t get it in the US.

    • Sébastien

      You don’t “need” that in the US, as you can electrify any vehicle and be allowed on the roads… Not the case in Europe.

      • Rocket

        We can electrify any vehicle and be allowed on the roads? I have no idea what mean or what you’re implying.

        • Sébastien

          Look at EVwest kits as an example, those conversions are forbidden in Europe

          • Rocket

            Aftermarket conversions are hardly comparable to fully-warranted factory-engineered EV’s.

  • ME

    This may sell well in the US, bring it.

  • Bash

    Hotels will love this.

  • Leconte Dave

    Will need one for my company

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