Electric vehicles are increasingly present in the automotive landscape. It seems that, now, generalist and premium brands have launched into the adventure of putting real options on the market for real use. In the next Frankfurt Motor Show, which will open its doors next week, we can see the new Mercedes-Benz EQV, the 100% electric variant of the V-Class, which offers a powerful motor associated with a large capacity battery.
Under the front hood of the new Mercedes-Benz EQV (which is no longer a concept but a production model) is housed an electric motor that yields 204 hp and achieves a range of 405 kilometers thanks to its battery pack. Of course, this figure that announces the brand is according to the old NEDC approval cycle, we will have to wait to know the WLTP figure, which will be significantly lower.
In any case, it is still a decent autonomy for a model of its dimensions. This vehicle for passenger transport is offered in two body lengths (5.14 and 5.37 meters) and can accommodate up to eight adults. The figures on the table seem like a good approach to the world of the electric minivan.
The Mercedes-Benz EQV has the engine in front and its traction is also front. The battery, meanwhile, is located in wheelbase. It has a total capacity of 100 kWh and can be charged up to 80% in just 45 minutes, provided that a quick charger is used.
To ensure that the new Mercedes EQV electric vehicle is exploited to the maximum in the zero-emission mode, it recharges the batteries even during travel. In fact, during the acceleration or braking phases, the mechanical rotation is converted into electrical energy and used to charge the high-voltage battery.
Equipped with the latest technological advances of the German firm in terms of assistants and connectivity, and with a differentiating design that makes it clear that it is an electric variant, the new Mercedes-Benz EQV will be one of the most prominent models in the next Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Mercedes-Benz EQV electric vehicle also offers maximum interior comfort and unparalleled flexibility. It offers easy handling, comfort, dynamic aesthetics, intuitive operation and generous space - and all without emissions.
MERCEDES-BENZ EQV TECHNICAL DATA SHEET
CO2 emissions: 0 g / km
Combined electricity consumption: 27.0 kWh / 100 km (provisional data)
Autonomy: 405 km (provisional data)
Charging time in Wallbox or public stations (11 kW): <10 h
Charging time in fast charging stations (110 kW): 10-80% SOC <45 min
Traction Type: Front
Power: 150 kW (204 hp)
Torque: 362 Nm
Maximum speed (limited car): 160 km / h
Battery: Lithium Ions
Installed battery capacity: 100 kWh
Useful battery capacity: 90 kWh
Lengths: 5,140 mm 5,370 mm
Wheelbase: 3,200 mm - 3,430 mm
Boot capacity: Up to 1030 liters
Prices are expected to start from around 67000 euros, with first deliveries due in the spring.
As a mass-produced vehicle, the EQV is completely assembled in the northern Spanish plant, where the V-Class and Mercedes-Benz Vito are also manufactured. This facilitates flexible and synergic production in direct correlation with customer demand.
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