Mercedes has developed an electric minivan with a range of 400 kilometersMarch 5, 2019
Mercedes-Benz introduced its first electric powertrain minivan. The novelty is called EQV and was shown to the public at the Geneva Motor Show. At the motor show, while debuting the concept of the future car. The serial version of the “green” minivan will be shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Car sales should start in 2021 and it will become the fifth representative of the “green” EQ line – after the EQC crossover, EQA hatchback, EQB small crossover and large EQS sedan. Car prices will be announced later.
The eight-seater minivan is equipped with a battery with a capacity of 100 kW / h and an electric motor with a 201 hp recoil, which is installed on the front axle. Cruising from new items is more than 400 kilometers. Maximum speed – 160 kilometers. Batteries at the EQV are located under the floor. In order for the electric car to drive 100 km / h it needs to be charged only 15 minutes. The concept can be charged from home through a Mercedes-Benz wall charger or a regular wall outlet.
The design of the car resembles a V-Class. According to the head of the Mercedes-Benz Vans electric vehicles division, Benjamin Koehler, customers like the exterior and interior of this car, so it was decided to keep a recognizable style for an electric minivan.
The car received LED optics, 19-inch wheels, large air intakes and chrome inserts. The minivan received the MBUX multimedia system, which was first shown on the fourth-generation A-Class family. Artificial intelligence is able to self-educate and over time will be able to understand even complex commands. You can manage the system, including using voice commands. Also, special applications for smartphones allow you to remotely control the climate control system or cashless payments at charging stations.
Currently, Mercedes already offers electric versions of Sprinter and Vito vans. Both cars are equipped with an electric unit that develops 115 liters. with. and 300 Nm of torque. The 41.4 kWh battery pack allows you to drive up to 150 kilometers without recharging.
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