2019 Geneva Motor Show: Mercedes Concept EQV Revealed

German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has revealed the Concept EQV, electric van at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. The Mercedes Concept EQV joins the carmaker's electric lineup. The Mercedes EQV is not expected to remain a concept for too long as the production version of the all-electric van will make its debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany in September.

The Mercedes Concept EQV is powered by a 100kWh battery pack that the German carmaker states 'ensures a range of up to 400 kilometres on a single charge. Mercedes offers rapid charging capabilities for the battery pack which can replenish 100 kilometres of range in just 15 minutes. The battery pack is placed under the floor of the electric van.

The lithium-ion battery pack is connected to a motor fitted to the front axle of the Concept EQV which produces 201bhp and allows the electric Mercedes van to hit a top speed of 160km/h. The motor is part of a compact electric drive that also includes the gearbox with fixed transmission ratios along with the cooling system for the power unit.

In terms of looks, the EQV does not do anything to mask its V-Class origins and the new concept looks almost entirely like the facelifted Viano that was unveiled a few weeks back. However, where it differs from the V-Class in design terms can be seen up front in the form of the grille which looks rather like the one found on the EQC SUV with a LED strip running across its width connecting the LED headlamps to the large Mercedes badge in the centre. The large 19-inch light-alloy wheels sport blue highlights which is again a signature of Merc's EQ lineup.

Step inside the Concept EQV and you'll be greeted by the latest version of the carmaker's Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system which features 'a self-learning voice control system with innovative connectivity features'. The dashboard of the EQV concept is done up in Midnight Blue leather which features rose gold accents.

The rose gold highlights can also be found on the infotainment setup and in the form of the top-stitching on the six individual seats that are draped in blue and black Nappa leather. Mercedes claims that the EQV can be converted to either a 7 or an 8-seater by adding individual seats or seat benches.

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Article Published On: Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 11:19 [IST]
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