Mercedes have just announced the EQB electric sports utility vehicle that it’s adding to its growing number of zero-emissions cars. This is one of six EQ models Mercedes are releasing and joins the recently released EQA electric crossover that’s smaller in size than the EQB.
Mercedes’ new EQA measures 4684mm long, 1834mm wide and 1667mm tall. This provides a generous amount of space with a maximum boot capacity of 1710 litres thanks to the long wheelbase (2829mm). The seven-seater EQB offers ample space for family duties with three rows of seats. The third row of seats is ideal for people up to 1.65m tall and also offers the ability to fit child seats.
The new EQB just made its debut at the Auto Shanghai 2021 show in China Shanghai. It will be produced in Beijing and will hit the market in China later this year. A European version will be available in Europe later this year and will be the first all-electric production vehicle from the Hungarian plant in Kecskemét. The EQB will hit the USA in 2022.
The EQB range will include several models with front-wheel and all-wheel-drive and various power ratings, some of which will exceed 200 kW. Plus, batteries there will be battery options with usable capacities starting from 66.5 kWh. A long-range version is also planned. While specific details are vague at present the EQB will offer a range of up to 287 miles (478km) with an electrical consumption of 19.2kWh/100 km.
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