Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, the Generation EQ concept is said to preview how future Mercedes electric cars might look.
The dynamic exterior design, with a new ‘electro-look’ hints at the powerful battery-electric drive system propelling the sporty SUV coupé. Two electric motors, with a system output that can be increased to up to 300 kW via scalable battery components, and permanent all-wheel drive deliver a ‘dynamic high-level performance’.
With a range of up to 310 miles, as well as combining ‘functionality and connectivity’, the Generation EQ also features a completely new interior concept - doing away with most traditional switches and knobs in favour of an all-new user interface.
The name EQ stands for "Electric Intelligence”, says Mercedes. "The mobility of the future at Mercedes-Benz will stand on four pillars: Connected, Autonomous, Shared und Electric. 'Generation EQ' is the logical fusion of all four pillars," says Dr Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. "The emission-free automobile is the future. And our new EQ brand goes far beyond electric vehicles. EQ stands for a comprehensive electric ecosystem of services, technologies and innovations."
The new generation of electric vehicles will be based on an architecture developed specifically for battery-electric models, which is scalable in every respect and usable across all models - the wheelbase and track width as well as all other system components, especially the batteries, are all variable.