Fully electric version of V-Class people carrier makes public debut at Frankfurt
Last Updated: 10 Sep 2019 tweet
After unveiling a ‘Concept EQV’ at March’s Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes has now released full details of the production version of the EQV – a fully electric variant of its luxury V-Class passenger van.
The Mercedes EQV people-carrier joins the Mercedes EQC SUV in the German brand’s electric range, and will be revealed to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September before going on sale in early 2020. Mercedes already offers an electric eVito cargo van, with a larger eSprinter model set to join it later in 2019.
Mercedes has elected not to produce a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the V-Class, instead skipping straight to full electrification. The company’s chief engineer for mid-size vans, Andreas Hasselwander, explained earlier this year that it would have been “theoretically and technically possible” to build a V-Class PHEV, but that regulations on minimum electric range for the Chinese market would make it too expensive.
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