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2020 Mercedes EQV



Mercedes lead the way with Electric vans, this concepts sounds promising with 249 miles for range and offers a fast charger with an astonishing 15 minute full charge. For a vehicle this size and still offer a 248 mile range is pretty impressive. Let's hope all the those promising features make it to the production model.

Shown there as just a concept, the car took to a real road this month, in the Spanish city of Barcelona, just as the company was releasing the price list and announcing the start of production for the EQC, its first electric SUV.

Meant to be used like all the other Mercedes MPVs by families and shuttle services alike, the EQV took to the streets as a means for Mercedes-Benz to once again stress how important electric drive is for its future. The first production version of the car Is expected to be shown later this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

“The concept offers all of the brand-typical attributes familiar from this segment which Mercedes-Benz customers have come to know, appreciate and also expect,” said in a statement at the time of the model’s unveiling Wilfried Porth, Mercedes-Benz human resources manager.

“As a family companion, a leisure-time adventurer or a shuttle vehicle with lounge ambience, the combination of these characteristics with a battery-electric drive mean the Concept EQV is a concept car with a future. “

Design wise, the EQV does not stray much too far from the other vans developed by Mercedes, but there are elements that set it apart from its internal-combustion counterparts. The fact that the EQV is electric is highlighted especially by the typical radiator grille and the continuous LED strip.

Powering the EQV concept is a 100 kWh battery installed in the underbody of the vehicle and a 201 hp electric motor mounted on the front axle. The system is configured in such a way as to allow for a range of up to 400 km (248 miles) and a top speed of 160 kph (99 mph). The battery can be recharged using a fast-charging solution in just 15 minutes.
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Very positive sales of the Metris has me thinking EQV sales will be equally as strong.

Is there some chance Mercedes will launch a smaller version?
 

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I wonder how FCA can rival this with the Pacifica. They're already doing well with the hybrid version. Then there's the attainable price point.
 

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I wonder how FCA can rival this with the Pacifica. They're already doing well with the hybrid version. Then there's the attainable price point.
It still won't come close to anything that Mercedes would put out.

You are better off waiting for the van that Lexus is apparently producing. Over the years they have upped their standards quite a lot.
 

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Actually you're right. However I think at much lower price points Chrysler might have a chance or with an upfitter that can make it more Benz-like.
 

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Although that will be possible, it just won't happen with the average person looking for a work vehicle.
Instead they want something directly from the manufacture with no extra step involved.
 
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