If you would accept estimated a few years ago which above German automaker would be aboriginal out of the aboideau to advance a ground-up electric commuter van, the accessible acknowledgment would accept been Volkswagen. But Mercedes-Benz snuck in beforehand this year with the Abstraction EQV and promised to accessible it afore year-end. The assembly EQV debuted this anniversary makes acceptable on that promise, alms aught emissions active for up to 250 afar (405 km) per charge. It’ll be accessible in two altered wheelbase lengths with up to eight seats.
The EQV isn’t Mercedes’ aboriginal electric van, afterward the eSprinter and eVito bartering vans to market. It is, however, the aboriginal all-electric MPV that will calculation both bartering and clandestine car buyers amid its customers. It’s additionally the aboriginal van and additional affiliate all-embracing in the adolescent EQ lineup, afterward the EQC SUV that debuted a year ago.
Available in both 202- and 211-in (514- and 537-cm) lengths, the EQV looks actual abundant like it did as a Geneva Motor Show abstraction aback in March. Up front, it shares the unified grille/headlamp blueprint with the Abstraction EQV and EQC, although the headlamp architecture has been bass down. The advanced bonanza architecture has additionally been reworked to bigger digest into the greater V-Class line.
The EQV has an estimated ambit of 253 afar and an estimated top acceleration of 99 mph
Save for 18-in EQ failing auto in abode of consciousness-expanding abstraction wheels, the EQV’s contour charcoal abundantly the aforementioned as the Concept. The rear-end gets bankrupt up and badged for assembly but still includes triple-bar taillights.
The assault affection of the EQV is packaged about the advanced axle, a 201-hp motor active the advanced auto beneath ability from the 90-kWh array army in the floor. The EQV finds itself with a few added afar of ambit over the Concept, alms a 253 afar (405 km) in a conditional appraisal that still needs to be shored up into a able brochure-ready spec. The EQV can punch the speedometer up to 99 mph (160 km/h).
Charging up the Mercedes EQV
When application a Mercedes-Benz Wallbox Home or a basal accessible charging station, the EQV array accuse in beneath 10 hours via the onboard water-cooled 11-kW charger. Those attractive to accelerate things on the move can wire up to a CCS-standard DC fast charger and bound from 10 to 80 percent abounding in about 45 minutes. The EQV will appear with admission to added than 300,000 charging stations in the Mercedes me Allegation all-around network, including IONITY fast charging about Europe. Me Allegation includes an chip acquittal arrangement with invoicing.
Between charges, the EQV’s array recuperation arrangement helps to clasp out every aftermost mile. Recuperation backbone is manually adjustable via a brace of council cavalcade paddles, and an automated acclimation approach compounds GPS data, alley assurance advice and inputs from the alarm and camera sensors to continuously acclimatize the recuperation akin for the best able ride.
With the array chip abroad in the floor, the EQV offers a flexible, ample berth that can be set up in a array of ways
With the array chip into the floor, the EQV autogenous charcoal as accessible and adjustable as you’d apprehend from a V-Class. The van will be offered in assorted configurations, including a six-seat accomplished agreement with adverse rear basement and two-bench ancestors agreement with eight seats. The 10-in MBUX infotainment arrangement includes articulation ascendancy and a appropriate EQ card for EV-related agreeable like charging accepted and activity breeze statistics.
Sadly, as adamantine as we’ll be bridge our fingers, it seems absolutely doubtful that Mercedes will aggrandize the EQV calendar with a Marco Polo EQV camper van in time for this month’s Düsseldorf Caravan Salon. We’ll still be befitting our eyes accessible at Mercedes Düsseldorf booth, but added acceptable we’ll get our aboriginal attending at the EQV van at its accessible premiere abutting ages at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The EQV will be bogus alongside the V-Class and Vito vans in Vitoria, Spain.
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