Mercedes-Benz EQV 300, probably the most luxurious series-produced all-electric van ever, was recently tested by Bjorn Nyland in cold weather.

The 100 kWh battery (90 kWh usable) in theory should allow it to cover 356 km (221 miles) under the WLTP test cycle.

In the case of this particular test (in Eco mode), the results are much lower because of the temperature of -7°C to -11°C (90 km/h test) and -12°C to -17°C (120 km/h test).

Results at 90 km/h (56 mph):

  • range of 245 km (152 miles)
  • energy consumption of 344 Wh/km (554 Wh/mile)
  • available energy capacity of 84.5 kWh

Results at 120 km/h (75 mph); up 33% compared to 90 km/h:

  • range of 186 km (116 miles); down 24%
  • energy consumption of 459 Wh/km (739 Wh/mile); up 33%
  • available energy capacity of 84.5 kWh

The range consumption figures for a large and heavy vehicle (2,960 kg) like the EQV with the heating on is quite significant. All the numbers are, of course, an estimation rather than a precise measurement.

According to Bjorn Nyland, in the summer those range numbers should be at least 20-30% higher, so up to 300 km (186 miles).

The good thing about the EQV is consistent charging performance, as the car was able to take 42 kW at 96% of state-of-charge (the peak is 110 kW). Hopefully, we will be able to analyze the charging curve at a later point.

In the general review, Bjorn notes that the EQV is super comfortable, quiet, well equipped and very spacious for all passengers.

Mercedes-Benz EQV 300 specs:

  • up to 356 km (221 miles) WLTP
    up to 417-418 km (259-260 miles) based on NEDC
  • 100 kWh battery pack (90 kWh usable)
  • Top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph) standard and 160 km/h (100 mph) optional
  • Peak output of 150 kW (204 hp) and 362 Nm of torque; 70 kW continuous output
  • front-wheel-drive
  • fast charging at up to 50 kW (standard): 10-80 % SOC in about 80 min
  • fast charging at up to 110 kW (optional): 10-80 % SOC in about 45 min
  • Charging time at a Wallbox or at public charging stations (AC charging, 11 kW): < 10h
  • Luggage compartment (max. depending on equipment) of 1030-1410 litres
  • two wheelbases versions with gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 3500 kg
  • available in 6-, 7- or 8-seat configurations
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