So mercedes on tuesday revealed it new Concept EQV, an all-electric premium van designed to travel up to 249 miles on a single charge. It was reported that the EQV vehicle unveiled in Geneva International Motor Show, will go into series production. The automaker plans to produce an electric van based off the EQV concept. The production version will debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show later this year.
The EQV which is an 8 seater was designed with luxury in mind, the company said it main target customers are families, adventurers, and high end clients. The EQV comes with a compact electric drivetrain on the front axle that produces 150 kW, or 201 horsepower. The vehicle is also capable of rapid charging that enables a range of 62 miles within just 15 minutes, according to Mercedes.
The vehicle also comes equipped with the Mercedes’ new MBUX infotainment system, which boasts a self-learning voice control system with connectivity features. The navigation system has been modified to take into account the charge level of the battery. The system will also include apps that can enable control of the pre-entry climate control or allow for cashless payments at public charging stations, the company said.
Recall the company released it first new series-production vehicle, the EQC electric drive SUV in september of 2018, The company said it plans on investing more than $12 billion to produce a line of battery-powered models under its new EQ brand and spend another $1.2 billion in global battery production.