Mercedes EQ is an upcoming series of battery Electric Vehicles manufactured by Mercedes. All of the Mercedes Electric vehicle design and production efforts will target the EQ family. The brand targets to produce ten EQ models by 2022. All the EV’s is based specifically for electric drivetrains. Mercedes EQC is the first member of the EQ model. The EQC is a concept sports utility vehicle.
The new EQ product stands for intelligent electric mobility. It's an attractive design, exceptional driving fun; high levels of sustainability for everyday use and maximum safety are further attributes. At the same time, EQ offers a comprehensive electromotive eco-system of products, services, technologies, and innovations. The concept ranges from electric vehicles and wall box to charging services and home storage units.
With two electric motors on the front and rear axles, and a battery in the vehicle floor, the car embodies a powerful vehicle concept. The EQ concept has a total output of up to 300kw and a maximum torque of up to 700hp. The car accelerates to 0-100km/h in under 5.5secs. In combination with the intelligent operating strategy, the Mercedes has a range of up to 500km. the high-efficiency lithium –ion battery has a model specific total capacity of over 70kwh.
Thanks to the latest generational charging technology, the vehicle is ready for both home charging and fast charging. The EQ’s energy storage units of the future could form an ideal symbiosis with the cordless charging systems via wall box or induction. With the introduction of fast charging by combined charging system CCS, the charging time is greatly reduced.
Currently, charging capacities from 50kw up to 150kw is possible. In the long run, the company is targeting to increase the capacity up to 300kw. This would enable 100km power range to be charged within 5 minutes. The new concept car is set to fulfill all the requirements expected from modern sustainable mobility.
The concept EQ takes on a look of a sporty SUV coupe. The dynamic exterior design with new electro aesthetics consists of the flowing transition from the sexy glossy black hood, through the windshield to the dark tinted panoramic roof giving it a contrast to the Alubeam silver paint. The silhouette is characterized by concealed windscreen wiper, cameras replacing the side mirrors, almost imperceptible body joints and absent door handles.
The four-seater is focused on giving a simple driver cockpit, touch controls with new advanced look consisting of reflecting the exterior system. A floating wide-screen with a systematic design of the instrument display tailored to the driver’s panel.
The interior is characterized by dispensing traditional switches and knobs, except for the electric seat adjustments. The steering wheel has two of three narrow spokes with touch controls that indicate menu, symbols and icons. The 24 inch (53* 11cm), TFT high definition widescreen display represents all the relevant information such as maps, speed, range or driving data.
The infotainment consists of reduced volume, top-notch upholstery layout make for a visual lightness and an impression of floating in space.