Mercedes-Benz To Reveal Electric EQ Compact Car In Frankfurt

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 3

Mercedes-Benz Cars at the 2017 IAA

Another compact electric car? Looks like it.

Mercedes-Benz announced the premier of an all-electric EQ concept vehicle within the compact car segment at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) from 14 to 24 September 2017 (of which InsideEVs will be there live in person).

The next generation Mercedes-Benz fuel cell electric vehicle: Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL prototype

The production version of the long-range compact is expected to enter the market in 2020.

On the stage In Frankfurt, Mercedes-Benz will also present a hydrogen plug-in model called GLC F‑CELL EQ Power. This vehicle was announced more than year ago.

The pre-series model however will be available only in small scale.

It’s possible that Daimler will surprise us with something else at IAA as there is the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE hypercar “with Formula 1 hybrid drive technology” and an EQ badge int he works.

“The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is a near-series study of a hypercar. The hypercar’s series version will be the first ever automobile to feature genuine Formula 1 hybrid technology. With the new, electrically powered smart showcar, the brand is exhibiting a study by the recently founded product and technology brand EQ as a world première. This fully autonomously driving study is the first model to comprehensively embody all four pillars of the corporate strategy CASE: “Connected”, “Autonomous”, “Shared” and “Electric”. It stands for maximum mobility efficiency in and for the urban environment thanks to systematic further development of the carsharing concept, and makes the vision of individualised, highly flexible urban public transport a reality.”

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3 responses to "Mercedes-Benz To Reveal Electric EQ Compact Car In Frankfurt"

  1. Daniel says:

    CONVEPT – so what. That is an easy task that even small startups can handle. From mercedes I want to see nothing less than a real car! Until that happens, mercedes is a company on the way down.

    1. Mario says:

      they clearly say in their pressrelease that this goes into production in 2020. And as far as I remember they will have 10 EVs in 2022.

      Their numbers are great and to be honest, I don’t know a single startup that comes up with 3, 4 concepts a year. Look at their AMG GT coupe from the Geneva show, or this new Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet. This takes decades of experience to build such beauties.

      Saying that they are on their way down is beyond ridiculous

  2. SJC says:

    Mercedes is NOT “on the way down” by any reasonable estimate.

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