Mercedes EQV review

Category: MPV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:electric
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RRP from£71,645

Introduction

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The Mercedes EQV is a fully electric version of the Mercedes V-Class, and it seems destined to become the go-to choice for zero emissions VIP transportation around airports and Grand Prix circuits.

If you’re not familiar with the V-Class, it’s a van-based MPV that goes big on space and even bigger on luxury. Well, as far as the van-based MPV world is concerned, that is.

To create the EQV, Mercedes’ engineers have yanked the engine out of the V-Class and replaced it with a 90kWh battery and electric motor, producing 201bhp and 270lb ft of torque. That leaves you with an absolutely cavernous people carrier that will transport seven adults – and their luggage – for up to a claimed 213 miles on pure electric power alone.

It also puts this car in a pretty exclusive club; electric vehicles (EVs) that will carry a driver and six passengers are few and far between, one such machine being the Tesla Model X. The EQV is available with just one power choice and in three trim levels, but while the list price is high by most standards, it does still undercut the Model X by a few thousand pounds.

It’s not just the Tesla that the EQV has to worry about, though. If you don’t need seven seats, there’s a whole host of impressive five-seat EVs available for similar money or less, including the Audi E-tron, BMW iX3 and Jaguar I-Pace

So do the EQV’s talents stretch far enough to make it absolutely the first choice if you’re looking for a large electric MPV? Read on to find out. We’ll tell you exactly how it measures up to the competition, and also which trims you should go for if you do want to buy one. 

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At a glance

Number of trims3 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? electric
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£143 / £156
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£286 / £313

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