2019 Mercedes-Benz EQV Long-Range Concept MPV
Mercedes-Benz’s EQV electric van has 200 horsepower and 249 miles of range
Mercedes-Benz – as expected – presents in Geneva its all-new Mercedes-Benz Concept EQV, which is the latest all-electric EQ model that in the near future will be followed by a series-production version.
The 8-seat MPV received quite a big battery pack of 100 kWh, installed in the vehicle’s underfloor. Therefore, the entire interior space is available without restriction.
Such a big battery, of course, translates into long-range of up to 400 km (250 miles) under an undisclosed test cycle. It features the capability to replenish 25% (100 km/62 mi) within 15 minutes. The 150 kW of electric motor output also sounds appropriate for the MPV.
The EQV concept van, as it’s called, is supposedly capable of traveling up to 249 miles on a full charge thanks to a 100kWh battery that makes up most of the van’s floor. (That would tie it with Tesla for the largest commercial battery pack in a road car at the moment.) A 150kW (201 horsepower) electric motor system on the front axle will provide some kick, too. The van will also feature Mercedes-Benz’s voice-activated MBUX infotainment system, which offers EV-specific features like the ability to base the navigation on how much battery is left.
The van is decked out with lots of subtle luxury touches (in concept form, at least). Rose gold accents ring the interactive elements of the dashboard. The same color is found in the piping on the van’s six seats (option-able up to 7 or 8), which contrasts against an dark blue and black leather.
Mercedes-Benz says the EQV concept will slot into the German automaker’s EQ lineup of electric vehicles, with the first few serving as harbingers of a greater push for electrification in the years to come. The final production version of the EQV will be debuted at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, which takes place in September. If it has anything close to the specs Mercedes-Benz is teasing in the concept, it should be capable of doing as much as the other early EVs in the EQ lineup. In fact, it might even have the EQC, the company’s first long-range electric SUV, beat on range when all is said and done.