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All-electric Mercedes-Benz EQ sparks Paris

The SUV-looking EQ has two electric motors, permanent all-wheel-drive and 300 kW of power for a range of up to 500 km.

  • Mercedes EQ

PARIS: Mercedes-Benz quickly countered Volkswagen’s 400-600 km I.D, here are the Paris Motor Show with its own long-range all-electric concept, the Generation EQ.

The SUV-looking EQ has two electric motors, permanent all-wheel-drive and 300 kW of power for a range of up to 500 km.

It rides on a new platform specially developed for Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles where wheelbase, size and the battery are variable because the platform itself is of a modular building block design.

On the inside, the asymmetrical instrument panel features a large “floating” 24-inch, OLED touchscreen display that is driver oriented.

There are no buttons or knobs as the interior is all touch-based. The only exceptions on the controls for the electric seat adjust.

The steering wheel is also touch equipped so the driver can check speed, range, driving data or navigation and map details.

When approaching, the EQ activates to welcome him or her with a specific colour mood in the interior. The welcome scenario is rounded off by digital light in the perforated interior door panels.

Once the driver has taken his/her place, the lighting mood switches to electric blue with the lights in the doors and on the seats dimming slowly.

The EQ also features the latest advances in charging technology being ready for charging at home by induction or wallbox and for fast charging.

Households that have their own photovoltaic system and which store their surplus solar power in a Mercedes-Benz energy storage unit can thus benefit from a “green” source of power that is extensively independent of the energy market.

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