Mercedes-Benz Vans unveiled the Mercedes-Benz EQT - a newly developed small van

10 May 2023, 05:45:03

Mercedes-Benz Vans unveiled the Mercedes-Benz EQT - a newly developed small vanMercedes-Benz Vans unveiled the Mercedes-Benz EQT - a newly developed small van for everyday leisure activities. It combines the variability and high-quality equipment level of the T-Class – its conventionally powered sister model – with the advantages of an all-electric drive.

Just like the T-Class, the new EQT offers many advantages that make everyday life easy and comfortable for families and the recreationally active. These include the low loading sill of only 561 millimetres, which makes it easier to load heavy items. The sliding doors on both sides of the vehicle each have an opening aperture of 614 millimetres in width and 1059 millimetres in height. This allows convenient access to the rear, and loading can be done flexibly from three sides, including the tailgate. There is room for up to three child seats on the rear bench seat.

The new EQT from Mercedes-EQ offers families as well as recreationally active people an attractive entry into the fully electric world of the Mercedes brand. The electric small van will be orderable in the near future. Prices start at around 49,000 euros for the EQT with 90 kW electric motor and standard length. Thanks to the Black Panel radiator grille with central star and dynamically designed radiator fins, the new EQT is instantly recognizable as a member of the Mercedes-EQ family. The electric small van combines compact exterior dimensions with ample space. At the same time, thanks to the protected, space-saving installation of the battery in the underbody, with a favorably low centre of gravity, it offers almost the same variability and functionality in the interior as the conventionally powered T-Class. The EQT is 4498 millimetres long, 1859 millimetres wide and 1819 millimetres high. A long-wheelbase variant will follow this year.

At market launch, an electric motor with a peak output of 90 kW (122 hp) and a maximum torque of 245 Newton metres is available. The lithium-ion battery sits in a crash-protected location in the underbody in front of the rear axle and has a usable capacity of 45 kWh. At work, at home or at public charging stations, the EQT can be conveniently charged with alternating current (AC) at 22 kW, using the onboard charger. The process is even faster at fast-charging stations with direct current (DC), depending on the SoC (State of Charge) and the temperature of the high-voltage battery. The EQT is equipped with an 80 kW DC charger, in which case the charging time is 38 minutes from 10–80 percent SoC. The EQT is charged at the front under the Mercedes star, which is practical and convenient, especially when charging in the city in tight parking situations. For AC and DC charging, the EQT has a CCS charging socket and a CCS charging cable as standard.

Whether in buildings, tumble dryers or with a reverse function in refrigerators: heat pumps allow particularly energy-saving air conditioning. The EQT also uses a heat pump to be particularly energy efficient, to reduce the power requirement and to provide most of the energy for a stable vehicle range through active thermal management. The vehicle's battery only supplies the compressor of the installed heat pump, and is not responsible for actual air conditioning of the vehicle interior.

The intelligent thermal management also ensures that when charging at a charging station, only the electricity provided there is used for pre-entry climate control. This pre-entry climate control option not only keeps the vehicle battery in the optimum operating range, but also ensures a comfortable interior temperature that is appropriate for the season. This means that the interior temperature does not have to climb to the desired level while driving, but only needs to be maintained. The energy content of the vehicle battery is therefore mainly available for the drive system.

Safety is an essential brand value of Mercedes-Benz. The EQT's high level of safety is enhanced by its stable body structure with energy-absorbing load paths, as well as its extensive range of driver assistance systems. They can support drivers in numerous situations. The electric small van also has a lot to offer when it comes to restraint systems: It has a centre airbag that can deploy between the driver and front passenger seats in the event of serious side collisions. A total of seven airbags are fitted as standard.

With the standard MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system and access to a wide range of digital extras from Mercedes me, the EQT sets standards in connectivity in the small van segment. The strengths of MBUX include the adaptive software, the intuitive operating concept via the 7-inch touchscreen or the touch control buttons on the steering wheel, the smartphone integration of Apple Car Play and Android Auto, the hands-free system via Bluetooth connection and the digital radio (DAB and DAB+). MBUX is optionally available with an integrated navigation system and intelligent voice assistant "Hey Mercedes".

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