Hybrids & Electrics

Meet the Mercedes-Benz EQV: the Electric Minivan That Has it All

Imagine, you are in your new Mercedes. You are winding smoothly down the road with the entire crew in tow. The easy way it handles is familiar and exciting at once. The luxury of knowing your entire family is safe and comfortable only adds to the luxury of the soft leather interior and modern dash view.

The tunes emanating in melodic perfection from the state-of-the-art sound system ease your stress almost as much as knowing that the vehicle has a full charge. You breathe in the clean air you aren’t polluting through the open window as you cruise down the street.

Then, you pull up to the school drop-off and the kids file out of the minivan onto the sidewalk and into class. Wait… what? Yep. This appealing electric vehicle manufactured by Mercedes-Benz may be the ultimate minivan, but it’s definitely a minivan.

An all-electric Mercedes-Benz minivan?

The Mercedez-Benz EQV is said to release in Spain sometime in 2020. This European minivan seats as many as eight passengers and has a range of about 250 miles.

Where can I buy one?

This new model by Mercedes-Benz is the new European all-electric minivan. It is roomy and luxurious. And not sold in the U.S. Hopefully, this amazing minivan innovation will make it over in the next few years.

Until then, I’ll just dream about it from across the pond. This all-new electric Mercedes V class features a battery that can charge up to 80 percent in less than 45 minutes using a 110-kW DC fast charger. If a Level 2 charger is what’s available, you will get a full charge in less than 10 hours.

Then the freedom of driving a snazzy, electric, zero-emissions van is yours. Well, long as you live in Europe. All I know is that I am renting one the next time I travel abroad.

This Mercedes minivan has it all.

The drivetrain should be excellent. As far as minivans go, it’s pretty modern and easy on the eyes. It’s one of the coolest minivans on the globe to date.

“Mercedes-Benz Vans is consistently advancing the electrification of its product portfolio. With the Concept EQV, we are now taking the next step. The concept offers all of the brand-typical attributes familiar from this segment which Mercedes-Benz customers have come to know, appreciate and also expect. As a family companion, a leisure-time adventurer or a shuttle vehicle with lounge ambience, the combination of these characteristics with a battery-electric drive mean the Concept EQV is a concept car with a future. And so we’re particularly excited that we will soon be able to offer a series-production model on the basis of this concept,” explains Wilfried Porth, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG; Human Resources and Director of Labor Relations, Mercedes-Benz Vans.

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It is versatile, innovative, and modern –– ready for a family and an adventure. It is the most extra of all extra minivans. But, it is extremely earth-friendly and practical, too. In fact, it’s basically flawless in concept and design.

The interior boasts a simple and intuitive design with luxury and comfort in mind. It taps into all of the available technology. The screen is large and user-friendly. A navigation system keeps you steady-on, headed down the right path. The EQV interior is what Mercedes-Benz is calling a “technoid cockpit.”

What else?

The all-new Mercedes-Benz EQV is an all-electric minivan. That isn’t the only feature that makes this European minivan unique. In addition, its power comes from a large lithium battery that is mounted on the floor of the vehicle.

The function of this design isn’t just to free up a ton of cargo space. For instance, a lower center of gravity is created by the location of the battery and allows for easier handling. This attention to detail defines Mercedes-Benz as an auto manufacturer and gives the EQV an edge in the market.

The Mercedes-Benz EQV has it all.

This is the release of an electric vehicle that should not be overlooked just because it’s a minivan. From the impressive drivetrain to the long charge range, to the thrilling interior. It’s a competitive release for Mercedes-Benz and meets the VW Microbus head-on.

To summarize, the Mercedes-Benz EQV has it all. Style, luxury, performance, and capability. It’s a minivan that stands out for its electric vehicle technology. Not only that, but it can also perform for over 250 miles before needing another charging station. This all-electric European minivan will hit the market this year. No doubt it will be well received.