MERCEDES-BENZ EQV, THE ELECTRIC V-CLASS
Mercedes-Benz Vans is presenting the long awaited electric version of the V-Class. The new EQV will later this year be going into series-production. Its debut is at the IAA (passenger cars) in Frankfurt (12 to 22 September). The EQV is the third electric vehicle after the eSprinter and eVito Mercedes-Benz Vans is presenting. The EQV is a MPV positioned equally for private and commercial purposes.
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. This facilitates flexible and synergetic production in direct correlation with customer demand.
The technical highlights include a range of 405 kilometres and rapid charging of the high-voltage battery from 10 to 80 per cent in less than an hour. The electric drive train (eATS) of the Mercedes-Benz EQV is situated on the front axle under the dynamic front end of the car with a charging connection in the bumper. It has a peak output of 150 kW. Mercedes-Benz states the series version of the EQV has a combined power consumption of 27.0 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km. The electric motor, the transmission with a fixed gear ratio, the cooling system and the power electronics constitute a 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 which has a top speed of up to 160 km/h.
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, 90 kWh, facilitates a maximum range of 405 kilometers. 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 7- or even an 8-seater. Six individual seats, on the other hand, turn the Mercedes-Benz EQV into a representative shuttle vehicle. De driver is able to influence the recuperation level using paddles behind the steering wheel. At the weakest level the vehicle "coasts", while at the strongest level it is possible to drive using a single pedal. The EQV is equipped with Mercedes-Benz’ MBUX, the intelligent infotainmentsystem which comes in the EQV with a high-resolution, 10-inch media display, offering all the possibilities Mercedes-Benz ‘Connect’.