The world’s first fully-electric people mover in the premium segment, the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQV, has been revealed offering impressive driving performance and functionality wrapped in an appealing design.
Powering the Concept EQV is a compact electric drivetrain (eATS) on the front axle outputting 150kW of power. Mercedes-Benz claims the Concept EQV can reach a top speed of 160km/h.
A lithium-ion battery stored in the vehicle’s underfloor supplies energy for a driving range of up to 400 kilometres, with rapid charging allowing for 100 kilometres of driving range to be achieved with a 15-minute charge.
Speaking of charging, the concept vehicle is able to be charged using a Mercedes-Benz wallbox or regular household socket.
Applications for the vehicle are diverse thanks to the multitude of possible seating configurations, for example, it can be equipped with six, seven or eight seats individually or as benches.
Technology available with the Concept EQV differs minimally from the rest of the EQ family with conveniences such as the charging infrastructure, a modified navigation system which takes into account the charge level of the battery as well as the future app which will allow for tasks such as pre-entry climate control or cash-less payments at public charging stations.
As with other EQ vehicles, the Concept EQV features an aesthetically adventurous exterior design with its new electro-look emphasises. Highlights include a radiator grille with chrome inserts and an LED band, the high-tech silver paintwork, large air inlets and two broad chrome inserts positioned towards the outer edges of the bumper. The Concept EQV also rides on 19-inch light-alloy wheels.
Featured inside the Concept EQV is the MBUX infotainment system, a Midnight Blue leather-look dashboard with rose gold highlights, rose gold accented infotainment and sound system elements, blue nappa leather armrests with rose gold top stitching as well as black nappa leather seat cushions with dark-clue backrests and rose gold top stitching.
A series-production vehicle based on the Concept EQV is already planned to be presented at the Frankfurt motor show later this year.
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