Geneva Motor Show 2019- Mercedes-Benz introduces the EQV concept
Mercedes-Benz has introduced the first premium all-electric people mover at the Geneva International Motor Show 2019. The production guise of this EV is slated for a world premiere at the Frankfurt Auto Show this year. The EQV is next production from Mercedes-Benz’s EQ brand. Kicked off in 2016 with the EQ concept, the EQ brand highlights the company’s vision for an “electrifying” future. The company has now also started a Formula E team which will debut in the next season.
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What is the Mercedes-Benz EQV?
Technical highlights of the EQV concept include a range of up to 400 kilometres and rapid charging to enable a range of 100 kilometres within just 15 minutes. The concept EQV uses a compact electric drivetrain that produces 201bhp. Thanks to the big 100kWh capacity, the electric vehicle gets a range of 400km. The EQV boasts of a top speed of 160kmph and with a flat ‘skateboard’ style battery on the floorboard that allows maximum space utilization.
The EQV will offer state of the art electronics and latest driving aids. The car will feature the MBUX to further enhance the driving experience.
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Talking about the concept vehicle, Wilfried Porth, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG. Human Resources and Director of Labor Relations, Mercedes-Benz Vans. “Mercedes-Benz Vans is consistently advancing the electrification of its product portfolio. With the Concept EQV, we are now taking the next step. The concept offers all of the brand-typical attributes familiar from this segment which Mercedes-Benz customers have come to know, appreciate and also expect. As a family companion, a leisure-time adventurer or a shuttle vehicle with lounge ambience, the combination of these characteristics with a battery-electric drive mean the Concept EQV is a concept car with a future. And so we’re particularly excited that we will soon be able to offer a series-production model on the basis of this concept.”
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