Mercedes-Benz continues the zero emissions offensive and announces the launch of a new compact electric SUV, called the EQB.
The electrification strategy is ambitious. By 2022 Mercedes wants to have ten electric models at the start and the roadmap starts with the EQC, which will be coming to dealers starting in June 2019. With a starting price of 71,281 euros (Germany), the Mercedes EQC opens a new chapter at Daimler. The electric SUV is the first product of the brand “EQ”. The two letters stand for “Electric Intelligence” and are to merge according to the manufacturer “the brand values emotion and intelligence”.
According to inside sources, Mercedes-Benz has even higher success hopes for the future electric SUV EQB. Designed to generate consistent sales figures, the is a compact sized SUV that will be based on the MEA modular platform, the same architecture set to be used by almost the entire Stuttgart electric range, starting with the A-Class equivalent, the EQA. The 408 hp EQC uses the platform of the GLC, the middle SUV series from Mercedes. Thus, the EQC runs on a combustion platform.
The Stuttgart manufacturer says the future Mercedes-Benz EQB electric SUV will be available with a generous battery, predicting an electric range of at least 480 kilometers.
The future Mercedes-Benz EQB will be launched in 2021 and would take on much of the design elements that Mercedes introduces together with the recently presented GLB.