Mercedes-Benz has previewed its first electric MPV with the Concept EQV. The machine, revealed at the Geneva motor show, is based on the V-Class, with the same flexible interior space offering up to eight seats.
Produced by the Stuttgart firm's van division, the EQV continues the firm's roll-out of EQ-branded full-electric vehicles. It is due to go on sale by 2021 and Mercedes says it will show a full production version at the Frankfurt motor show later this year.
The EQV features a 100kWh underfloor battery with a 249-mile range, a 201bhp motor driving the front wheels and a 99mph top speed. Mercedes says a rapid charger enables 62 miles of range to be added in 15 minutes.
The machine has the same external dimensions as the V-Class and, despite the batteries being positioned under the floor, the same interior space. That means it feature the same flexible seating arrangement, from a luxury six-seat VIP shuttle to a three-row layout with seven or eight seats.