Mercedes-Benz EQV Electric Minivan To Debut In Geneva

FEB 1 2019 BY MARK KANE 7

The EQV is to be an all-electric Mercedes-Benz V-Class

By the way of introduction of the all-new Mercedes-Benz V-Class MPV (see video above), Mercedes-Benz Vans announced that also an all-electric concept version is to be unveiled in March at the Geneva Motor Show.

The near-series study „Concept EQV“ heralds Mercedes-Benz EQV, which is expected around 2022. It will probably be adopted from the V-Class/Vito platform, just like the already available Mercedes-Benz eVito.

Mercedes-Benz earlier announced these additional EQ vehicles:

  • EQC SUV
  • EQA hatchback
  • EQS sedan
  • EQB small SUV

To some degree, the EQV could become a competitor to the Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ (also expected in 2022), but of course in the premium segment.

“In the MPV segment, Mercedes-Benz Vans will soon be taking the next step and will be the first premium manufacturer to offer a fully-electric model. Thus Mercedes-Benz Vans will consistently expand its comprehensive eDrive@VANs strategy. With the eVito already available and the eSprinter due for market launch in the second half of 2019, the range of fully-electric vehicles will then be extended to include a model series for private use.

Mercedes-Benz Vans will provide an initial outlook on the electric future of its MPV at the Geneva International Motor Show with the near-series study „Concept EQV“, which will celebrate its premiere there.”

Wilfried Porth, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG. Human Resources and Director of Labor Relations, Mercedes-Benz Vans said:

“With the introduction of the V-Class five years ago, we showed that a stylish and dynamic presence is also possible in XXL format. In doing so, we were able to convince families, leisure adventurers and business customers alike – from Europe right across to Asia. Proof of this can be found in the 209,000 or so V-Class units that have been sold since its market launch as well as in the fact that the vehicle has one of the youngest buyer groups across Mercedes-Benz. At the beginning of 2019, we’ll be continuing this success story. With the facelift, we’re building on the strengths of our MPV in a targeted manner. And we’ll soon also make the next big statement in this segment by expanding our portfolio with a fully electric MPV.”

Source: Autocar

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Am I the only one who thinks that minivans are best suited for road trips.
They may not look real nice but I think they are more practical

Yep. And suprisingly fuel efficient for the amount of practicality. My Wife’s caravan loaded for a trip with 4 people does ~8.3l/100km for an entire trip to see my family (~90% highway/10% city), with the majority of the highway miles at 120+km/h.
So a BEV minivan with better front end aero and a flat underbelly should also perform well.

No you aren’t alone. Waiting for the used Pacifica hybrid to get a bit cheaper and I’m in. This looks cool but ideally it will seat 6 or 7 and I want the westfalia version with the pop top and rear seat folds to a bed.

They are better for any application people claim to buy SUVs for this includes off-road use if you buy the right van.

Unfortunately the right van can cost way more than most SUV’s and don’t have the practicality of a truck with a removable camper if you’re looking for something to sleep in.

No they don’t! SUVs of comparable volume cost more!

I suggest you go look at one of these cars. Even better, try riding one. They are amazing in every aspect.