Mercedes-Benz’s electrical automobile endeavors will sit heart stage on the automaker’s stands at subsequent month’s 2019 Geneva Worldwide Motor Present.
In an announcement made Wednesday outlining its Geneva plans, Mercedes confirmed six premieres, two of which shall be EV ideas.
One shall be an idea of Mercedes’ System E race automobile for the 2019/2020 season of the electrical automobile race sequence. The precise race automobile is being developed with long-time Mercedes motorsport companion HWA and shall be based mostly on System E’s Gen2 management chassis launched for the present 2018/2019 season.
Of extra curiosity is the brand new EQV idea that Mercedes can also be bringing. Beforehand thought to easily be an electrical model of Mercedes’ V-Class van, the automaker in its Wednesday announcement described the EQV as an electrical SUV. The automaker additionally described the idea as representing an nearly production-ready mannequin, suggesting that an EQV won’t be too removed from showrooms.
Mercedes could have not less than 10 EVs in its lineup by 2022. Some shall be electrical variations of present nameplates, just like the e-Sprinter van unveiled earlier this yr, whereas others shall be new additions just like the EQC. Whereas thus far Mercedes has relied on present platforms initially developed for internal-combustion fashions, the automaker is engaged on a devoted EV platform that may first seem in an EQS sedan due for 2021. It is doable that the EQV idea—and any manufacturing mannequin it might spawn—may even sit on this platform.
The Geneva auto present begins March 5. Mercedes may even use the present to current the up to date 2020 GLC, the redesigned 2020 CLA Taking pictures Brake, its up to date 2019 V-Class, and an idea from the Sensible model known as the Forease+. For our full protection on the Swiss present, head to our devoted hub.