Mercedes-Benz plans to build the brand’s first electric vehicle under its EQ brand in Germany by the end of the decade.
The first battery-powered vehicle will be based on the sporty SUV coupe concept the automaker unveiled at this year’s Paris Auto Show. The EQ concept features twin electric motors and can drive up to 311 miles on a single charge.
The EQ will be made of a mix of high-strength steel. aluminum and carbon-fiber. The tightly-joined body panels will help boost efficiency along with hidden windscreen wipers and concealed door handles.
Check out this cool 360-degree video of the Paris Auto Show reveal.
Mercedes is on the forefront of technology inside the cabin these days. So we can expect the latest and greatest in its electric lineup. The models will utilize HERE’s mapping technology in driver assistance systems, the foundation of the automaker’s self-driving technology. We can also expect vehicle-to-vehicle communication, capability, where cars can share information wirelessly.
Mercedes’ goal is to launch more than 10 electric cars by 2025. The cars will share the same overall scalable platform.