While we’re still primarily dependent on fossil fuel vehicles. There is no question that electric vehicles present a good alternative. Spurred on by Tesla’s movement in the market, car companies have been working on their electric car technology with more vigor and the Mercedes Concept EQV is proof of that.
The Mercedes Concept EQV is the company’s new electric van concept which looks pretty awesome. Minivans have become one of the most popular vehicles on the market. This is due to their ability to move up to 8 people at a time and still have room for storage. The minivan market has gotten so big that car manufacturers put far more thought into design than ever before.
The Mercedes Concept EQV certainly has the looks down and with a 249-mile range and 100kWh battery, it’s looking promising. The 100kWh battery can gain 62 miles of range with just a 15-minute charge. Mercedes says it will have a production version of the EQV ready in September to show off at the International Motor Show.
The EQV will have 201 horsepower and a top speed of 99 mph and it will seat up to 8 people, depending on configuration. Bloomberg reported in February that Mercedes and Tesla may be collaborating on a minivan. Business Insider managed to get a statement from a Mercedes representative.
We are in talks with Tesla regarding a potential collaboration. These conversations have an open outcome. We are often in talks with traditional and new players in the automotive industry to examine potentials for collaborations.
Mercedes representative – via Business Insider
Business Insider is also reporting that Mercedes plans on releasing the EQV in 2020 and follow that up with an electric sedan.Source: Business Insider