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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQV unveiled

The plug-in luxury people mover is fitted with a 150kW motor, and has an estimated range of 405km.
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The Mercedes-Benz EQV, an electric people mover based on the V-Class, has been revealed.

Powering the EQV is an electric motor with 150kW of power and 362Nm of torque. It's connected to the front wheels with a single-speed transmission.

Fitted with a 90kWh lithium-ion battery the EQV is claimed to have a driving range of 405 kilometres on a full charge. The battery is mounted under the floor and is said not to impede on interior space.

When hooked up to a 110kW DC fast charger the EQV's batteries can be topped up to 80 per cent in under 45 minutes.

The EQV is available in two body lengths: a 5370mm version with a 3430mm wheelbase, and a shorter 5140mm variant with a 3200mm wheelbase. It can be kitted out with six, seven or eight seats.

Visually the EQV is distinguished from regular V-Class models by its different grille insert, black grille surround, unique 18-inch alloy wheels, extra lashings of chrome on the lower bumper, and EQV badging.

The dashboard and door panels are fitted with blue leather-like surfaces and rose gold contrast stitching, and rose gold-colour trim around the infotainment controls.

In the centre of the dash is a 10.0-inch touchscreen for the MBUX infotainment system.

The EQV is built in Daimler's plant in Vitoria, Spain, alongside the related Vito van and V-Class people mover.