Mercedes' first all-electric model, which is being shown in concept form at the Paris motor show, has been teased in a video released by the car maker
Jimi Beckwith
27 September 2016

The Mercedes-Benz all-electric SUV concept has been partially revealed in a teaser released by the car maker.

Mercedes Generation EQ concept revealed at Paris motor show

Most of the front end of the car is visible in the teaser, as is the interior. As a concept, it's as outlandish as expected, with a front fascia made up entirely of illuminated elements, with similar illuminations carried through to the interior. 

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We already know that Mercedes' electric vehicle range will be badged EQ, so following Mercedes' existing nomenclature, the EQG name is likely to be given to the concept, once it reaches production. Mercedes trademarked both EQ and EQG, as well as a raft of other names based on the existing model range. The trademarks EQ Inside, EQ Boost and Generation EQ were also filed.

Along with Volkswagen's electric vehicle concept, which is also being demonstrated in concept form at the Paris motor show, the first all-electric Mercedes-Benz model is slated to go on sale in 2019, with this concept providing a "clear insight" into how the interior and exterior of the car will look upon release. 

No information has been released with the teaser clip, but the tag line "Ready to change?" accompanied the final shot of the video, as well as a power switch symbol and the car's front styling, signifying the entry of the EQ sub-brand into the public consciousness.

Rivals Jaguar and Audi are also said to be working on all-electric SUVs, which will undoubtedly rival the EQG when on sale, and BMW has long been rumoured to be expanding its i sub-brand into the electric SUV market.

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27 September 2016
Looking forward to this and the Bolt, I just hope Mercedes aren't just playing a game by making us think they're at the EV forefront whilst knowing full well the car won't be available till post 2020

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

27 September 2016
I'd have gone for instead

 

 

You're not stuck in traffic - you are traffic!!

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