Mercedes-Benz EQB Spied Testing: 100-kWh Battery Capacity Rumored

SEP 29 2018 BY MARK KANE 45

Mercedes-Benz EQB test mule spotted out in the wild.

Mercedes-Benz EQC was already unveiled in its production version, while other EQ models are under development. But recently. test mules of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQB were spied in Spain. There’s an EQA in concept version, too.

The all-electric EQB will be a successor to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, of which production came to an end a year ago. The EQB (and EQA) are to be built on the EVA II platform (unlike EVA I for the EQC).

“Design-wise the EQB will be close to the edgy GLB, though featuring the new EQ grille and rear as seen at the EQC. While the combustion-engine GLB will be available from 35.000 Euros, the all-electric EQB will wear price tags with 50.000 Euros or more.”

Daimler already registered many names for the various versions of EQB: EQB 200, EQB 250, EQB 260, EQB 300, EQB 320, EQB 350 and EQB 360.

It’s expected that EQB will be equipped with 60-110 kWh battery packs and 150-250 kW electric motors.

Mercedes-Benz EQB specs via Automedia:

  • 60 kWh standard (up to 110 kWh in top version)
  • minimum of 400 km (250 miles) of range
  • 650 kg battery pack between the axles
  • 150 kW standard (200 kW and 250 kW available later)
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45 Comments on "Mercedes-Benz EQB Spied Testing: 100-kWh Battery Capacity Rumored"

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Phel

No way thats getting 250 mile range on a 60kWh battery.

Arpe

Seems rather similar to the Bolt, 250 miles could be possible. But sure, more likely to be on the WLTP scale.

Newmexican

The difference to the Bolt is that this car weighs probably twice as much … 250 mi is a fairyland number.

wavelet

Why twice as much? Don’t know if you’ve ever seen a B-Class (the ICE version isn’t sold in the US), but it’s a compact hatch, not a CUV, same size class as a Leaf/e-Golf, about the same length although a bit more cargo space. If the EQB is similar, it should have a roughly similar weight.

John-EU

Maybe it gets 250 miles with the 100 kWh battery, but seeing what is coming out of the so-called premium car manufacturers lately, even that is doubtful.

Will

So 225 miles on EPA is not bad

Davek

Mercedes is REALLY good at aero. This thing will probably have a Cd of 0.25 or better, in which case yeah, those range numbers sound plausible. WLTP would also help 😉

Also: I want.

Matthew Kennel

Drag is Cd times frontal area. In the end, efficiency Wh/km is a central overall measure of engineering capability, as it involves batteries, software, aero, friction, weight, regen. Let’s see what it does.

For instance, the Jaguar appears to be nice in all areas—except two big ones of price and efficiency. The Tesla 3 (and not the S or X) is a terrific achievement to my analysis; as good efficiency as a BMW i3, which has a far smaller battery and is made from carbon fiber and aluminum while the 3 is steel.

Brian

No way CD is .25. looks like a Pontiac Vibe.

Bustya

So Mercedes still plans to charge a $20,000 badge premium even though they use the same battery and motor as every other electric vehicle?

Will

It’s Benz. Don’t like it don’t buy it.

John-EU

Seems to me that they have registered more model names than they have batteries.

Will

More then we can say for our failing US automakers

Dante

I’m not sure what you mean by failing. Tesla, GM, and Ford are fine and all three of them are selling electric vehicles. Check out those three versus Mercedes in the scorecard.

John Doe

They will have 6 factories making batteries. I’m sure they will have enough to meet supply.

Benz

“The EQB (and EQA) are to be built on the EVA II platform (unlike EVA I for the EQC).”

The EVA II platform must be more advanced than the EVA I platform.

The EQB and also the EQA must therefore both be a better EV model than the EQC. Right?

Rolando

EQC platform is sill compatible (production line wise) with the ICE GLC model. The new Eva-2 is pure EV.

Davek

Does anyone have a source for the EQB being built on the EVA II platform? Because I’m pretty sure there’s no evidence for that.

Will

Can Tesla update the batteries on The B class

Newmexican

I can only repeat what I have stated a dew times: Why do publications like Inside EV even publish any companies numbers if the do not clarify what standard they are using; Or even better – only publish if they give an EPA estimate.

BEVfan

Because EPA is only for americans. Mercedes is not american so they use WLTP.

John-EU

That’s the official version, true. Reality is that worldwide people have an interedt in (buying) EVs. And many of those want to know the EPA range andit will be closest to what they can expect in daily life. WLTP certainly does not reflect that.

EU

On gas cars WLTP is very close to the “real” consumption. If I check Toyota’s numbers they are much much higher than NEDC joke was. They are perfectly realistic.

antrik

On EVs it’s not. We have enough evidence of that already.

UT

WLTP is very realistic on gas cars at least.

Mark.ca

Not “at least”…use “only”.

Nono13

I am European and so I couldn’t care less for the EPA ratings.

I read South Corean ratings are more severe than them. It doesn’t mean the US should abandon the EPA results for the South Corean ones.

Newmexican

Do you want a number that sounds good or do you want one that is close to real life range.? Even if EPA is US, it is the most accurate number you can find right now.

Magnus H

Why is it more accurate than the South Korean numbers?

antrik

I am European too, and yet I couldn’t care less about the useless WLTP ratings.

BEVfan

So it is possible for this one to come to market in 2020 also if they are testing them already.
This is very good news.
Mercedes, BMW, Audi, VW, Hyundai, Kia, Renault, Nissan, Chevrolet and Jaguar are the legacy carmakers that have entered or will enter the BEV market very soon. By 2020 we will have tens of options to choose from and probably some of them will be long range and low price like the Kona and the Niro.

notting

“150 kW standard (200 kW and 250 kW available later)”
The motors were mentioned above, so that’s the charging power?!

notting

bioburner

No not charging rate. Motor power output.

notting

And what’s the charging power then?

notting

Rudi

50.000,- € or more…. no, Thank You!

Nono13

Are you talking about Tesla cars ? 😁

BEVfan

Yep, they are charging way to much on BEVs right now. The most expensive part in a car is the battery pack. Let’s take the 100 kWh long range pack from Tesla at their ~130$/kWh means 13.000$ for the battery. And the average price for their cheapest model is about 60.000$.
So that means 47.000$ for the car without a battery. That is way to expensive.
But competition is coming soon and I guess in maximum 5 years the prices will go to half of what we get right now.

Nono13

To be fair, with your numbers, 13000$ is the price to build the battery and nothing else. No research and development costs.

Mark.ca

Yes but when you can buy someone else’s car, take it apart, notice how they did it and copy the tech how much R&D should be included in the price of the pack anyway?

Jason

By your logic these premium/luxury vehicles should all cost same as a Toyota Corolla. You can’t tell me it costs twice as much to build the premium/luxury car compared to the Toyota, but you sure pay twice as much. So why would Tesla, the very first premium/luxury EV bee any different? And you can see this with Audi claiming their EV is significantly cheaper (actually it’s not on sale yet and only the base model is cheaper than the Model X, wait and see what the price is after adding options).
If the 60kWh battery costs €15.000 then that price increase for the EV makes sense. But then it seems like they didn’t deduct anything for removing the ICE, so I think it is still being ripped off at this stage.

antrik

Comparing the average price with option to the base price of other models makes no sense…

wavelet

Depends on the competitors at time of launch.
I don’t know when that’ll be, but assuming 1.5-2 years from now, I assume a 300-400km real-range compact hatch EV will be ~€30-35K, the Mercedes premium should be 20-25%, not 40-65%

Bill Howland

The market situation is getting semi-interesting. What with Tesla turning out ‘3’s like hotcakes, other automakers seem FINALLY concerned that Tesla might eat their lunches.

Daimler looks like its at last listening to the marketplace and at least trying to come out with a REAL product.

Unlike vaporware announcements.

REXisKing

We’ll see if they’re really ready to replace their line up with EV’s by Price and Production Capacity.

Benz

The Geneva Motor Show will be held in March 2019.

By then Daimler will probably have much more EV related news to present.