At the recent Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz displayed its first-ever long-range pure electric car.

Called Generation EQ, this vehicle kicks off the start of an electric vehicle revolution over at M-B. The revolution includes construction of a massive battery factory to ready itself for a slew of future electric vehicles.

Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ

Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ

Following the show, M-B released this nifty 360-degree video of the Generation EQ.

Full details, gallery and videos of the 500 km/310 mile* Generation EQ from its recent launch party in Paris can also be found EV here.

Video description:

"At the Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz showed how electric cars can soon move into the fast lane. The concept vehicle "Generation EQ", with the appearance of a sporty SUV coupé, gives a preview of a new generation of vehicles with battery-electric drives. Read all about the close-to-production concept vehicle "Generation EQ" via: http://mb4.me/Gen-EQ

"The dynamic exterior design with its new electro-look underlines the focus on the powerful electric drive system: Two electric motors, with a system output that can be increased to up to 300 kW thanks to scalable battery components, and permanent all-wheel drive deliver the guarantee of dynamic high-level performance. With a range of up to 500 kilometres and the typical Mercedes strengths of safety, comfort, functionality and connectivity, “Generation EQ” meets every demand in terms of contemporary, sustainable mobility."

Mercedes-Benz says that its first production electric long-range vehicle will enter production by mid-2018.