Production car will be previewed by a 'near-series study', dubbed Concept EQV, which debuts at the Geneva motor show at the beginning of March.

At the launch of the facelifted V-Class, the automaker confirmed the newest member of its electric car range: the Mercedes-Benz EQV.

It's understood the EQV will ride on the current Vito/V-Class platform rather a dedicated electric vehicle architecture. As such it will be developed by Daimler's commercial vehicle division.

According to Autocar the EQV will have more power and driving range than the eVito.

Unveiled in late 2017, the eVito has an electric motor with 84kW of power and 300Nm of torque, which is fed by a 41.4kWh battery good for around 150 kilometres of driving.

The magazine believes the EQV, like the V-Class, will be available in a variety of lengths and configurations.

Daimler has pledged to launch nine electric vehicles by 2022, including the just-confirmed EQV, as well as the EQA hatch, EQB crossover, EQS sedan, and the already unveiled EQC crossover.

An EQA sedan for the Chinese market is widely expected, as are a number city cars from the Smart brand.

Note: Facelifted V-Class shown above.