So far, Mercedes-Benz’s Modular Electric Architecture (MEA) based EQ prototype has only been photographed while under heavy camouflage. Now, we have a recording of the zero-emission vehicle undergoing real world testing in Germany.
Aside from the very obvious camouflage, the test mule’s lack of exhaust pipes also gave it away as an electric vehicle. Of course much of the body’s design still remains a mystery, but a few features are uncovered on the prototype.
We’re given a glimpse of what could be the production ready LED headlights and taillights, reminiscent of those on the EQ concept model. Also carried over was the concept’s sloping roofline and uniquely shaped grille, which you can see hints of under the camouflage.
Of course without a clear look at it, CarScoops can’t tell if this test mule really is the EQ. MB is planning to challenge BMW’s ‘I’ lineup with their own range of electric vehicles so this could be a sneak peek at what else they have in store. Though if we are right, then that prototype is being powered by two electric motors and a 70kWh battery pack. Combined, they were able to deliver 402hp and 516lb-ft of torque in the Generation EQ Concept.
We are expecting to see the production EQ debut in 2019, so MB may leak a few more hints as the year progresses.