Electric Intelligence. Our revolution goes by the name of EQ.
The expression “Really, we should change the world” has never actually changed the world. We genuinely want to start the electromobile revolution. That’s why we haven’t just stopped at vehicles, rather we are also expanding our offering to include specific products, services and innovations which go far beyond just driving. The way in which we travel, how we use energy, how we intuitively interact with our vehicles – all of that will change. Our revolution goes by the name of EQ and stands for “Electric Intelligence by Mercedes-Benz”. The first steps have already been taken with the rollout of new plug-in hybrid vehicles from Mercedes-Benz. Be part of a new movement.
The concept vehicle has the looks of a sporty new SUV coupé.
“Concept EQ” celebrated its global premiere at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and is the precursor of the new “EQ” product brand for e-mobility from Mercedes-Benz.
The dynamically designed exterior, with its new electro-look, highlights the powerful e-drive: two electric motors, and permanent four-wheel drive allow a dynamic driving performance. With the help of its sophisticated operating strategy, the concept vehicle has a range of up to 500 kilometres. Drastically reduced charging times are possible thanks to the combined charging system (CCS).
Our plug-in hybrids combine the best of both worlds: extensive operating range and low emissions.
In this case, a gasoline engine works in combination with an electric motor. It is possible to drive in all electric mode – for instance in an urban context – thanks to a high-voltage battery, which is charged either at an external socket or by means of regenerative braking and the combustion engine during driving.
Low consumption, particularly in urban traffic, in all-electric mode. Battery can be charged via power socket, regenerative braking or combustion engine.
Full power ahead.
We have been investing increasingly in hybrid technology in Formula 1 since 2014, and have achieved phenomenal success: our drivers and designers have been World Champions three times in a row. In the 2017 season, the F1 W08 Hybrid EQ Power+ became the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle to bear the badge of our new electric vehicle brand.
I’m looking for innovations. Is Mercedes-Benz traditionally always the right place to come?
Yes. The dynamism and efficiency of an electric motor with external charging function for daily driving in the city combined with the range of an internal combustion engine: enjoy the best of both worlds with the plug-in hybrid.