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Mercedes reveals Generation EQ concept

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.