Mercedes set to launch EQV electric MPV

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Mercedes-Benz Vans presented the Concept EQV as a study at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019. Now the series version of the Mercedes-Benz EQV is celebrating its debut. The next member of the Mercedes EQ family is described by the company as the first fully-electric premium MPV from Mercedes-Benz. The Mercedes-Benz EQV will be displayed to the public for the first time at this year’s IAA (Frankfurt Motor Show, 12 to 22 September).

The technical highlights include a range of 405 kilometres, or about 250 miles (provisional figures) and the rapid charging of the high-voltage battery from 10 to 80 per cent in less than an hour. Customers can choose between two different wheel bases.

As a series-produced vehicle, the EQV is fully integrated into the production operations of the plant in Vitoria in northern Spain, where the V-Class and Mercedes-Benz Vito are also made. Mercedes says this “facilitates flexible and synergetic production in direct correlation with customer demand”.

The electric drive train (eATS) of the Mercedes-Benz EQV is situated on the front axle with a charging connection in the bumper. It has a peak output of 150 kW. The electric motor, the transmission with a fixed gear ratio, the cooling system and the power electronics constitute a highly integrated, compact unit. The power is provided by a lithium ion battery under the floor of the vehicle. Its low, central location also has a positive effect on the handling characteristics of the EQV. Top speed is up to 160 km/h (about 100 mph).

As standard the Mercedes-Benz EQV is equipped with a water-cooled on-board charger (OBC) with a capacity of 11 kW, making it suitable for AC charging at home or at public charging stations.

The battery, which has a usable capacity of 90 kWh, facilitates a maximum range of 405 kilometres, or about 250 miles (provisional figures). The installation of the battery in the space below the floor means that all of the space is available, with no impact on the interior of the vehicle.The flexible installation of individual or bench seats also allows the EQV to be converted into a seven or even an eight-seater.

Mercedes says that part of the EQ technology brand is a comprehensive electromobility ecosystem, which the EQV benefits from as the youngest member of the EQ family. This includes a range of services from vehicle functions such as adapted navigation through to the charging infrastructure. Via Mercedes me Charge, the customer receives access to the world’s largest charging network with over 300,000 charging points and over different operators of public charging stations in Europe (municipalities, car parks, motorways, shopping centres, etc.). Customers benefit from an integrated payment function with simple invoicing. Mercedes me Charge also allows access to the quick-charging stations of the pan-European network IONITY. By 2020 IONITY will construct and operate around 400 quick-charging stations along the main traffic arteries in Europe. IONITY was founded in November 2017 as a joint venture by BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen group with Audi and Porsche.

With the Mercedes-Benz Wallbox Home and 11kW charging output, the EQV can be charged significantly faster than using a domestic socket. In cooperation with country-specific charger installation partners, Mercedes-Benz also offers easy and rapid installation of the Mercedes-Benz Wallbox and professional advice on all aspects of e-mobility. DC charging using the series-standard CCS (Combined Charging Systems) is even faster. In Europe the EQV can be charged with a maximum output of up to 110 kW at an appropriate charging station. It then takes much less than an hour to charge from 10 to 80 per cent SoC.

Technical data

CO2 emissions 0 g/km
Electrical combined 27,0 kWh/100 km (provisional figures)1
Range 405 (provisional figures)1
Charging time at a Wallbox or at public charging stations (AC charging, 11 kW) <10h
Charging time at a fast charging station (DC Charging, 110kW) 10-80% SOC in <45 min
Drive system Front-wheel drive
Output 150 kW (204 hp)
Peak torque 362 Nm
Top speed 160 km/h
Battery Lithium-ion
Battery energy content (installed) 100 kWh
Battery energy capacity
90 kWh
Length/width (incl. mirrors)/height: 5,140 mm (5,370 mm)
Wheelbase 3,200 mm (3,430 mm)
Luggage compartment (depending on equipment fitted) 1030 l
GVW 3500 kg

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