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Mercedes-Benz EQT debuts as electric 100% minivan

The German manufacturer, Mercede-Benz recently presented a new minivan called Concept EQT Marco Polo at the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon.

The vehicle is a compact alternative for those who find the ubiquitous Sprinter too big for their needs.

The model also has the added bonus of being fully electric, something its bigger and more popular sibling cannot yet offer.

Specifications of the Mercedes-Benz EQT

An electric motor with a return of 122 hp is installed on the front axle and 245 Nm of torque is also present in the vehicle.

The CATL traction battery with a capacity of 45 kWh is located within the wheelbase, so the floor level in the cabin is raised compared to versions with internal combustion engines.

The cruising range on a single charge has not yet been published, but based on the average electricity consumption indicator (18.99 kWh / 100 km), so you can assume that with a fully charged battery, the EQT will travel 237 km.

In terms of the set of options and the possibility of transforming the interior, the EQT almost repeats the T-Class (tuned for the reduced volume).

The electric vehicle still retains analogue gauges, although the battery-powered Kangoo has a virtual dial.

Later, long-base versions will appear across the Citan / T-class / EQT family, but so far this “jump” has only been shown in the form of an electric minivan.

Surprisingly, it was the touring version of the Marco Polo that turned out to be the title for the debut of the Mercedes-Benz EQT electric car with a power reserve of less than 300 km.

However, based on this model, two motor home options were proposed at once.

The first is the Marco Polo Module, which can be installed in an already finished van and disassembled after the trip, returning the Mercedes EQT to its standard form.

In this case, a full second row of seats is preserved, a kitchen module is mounted in the trunk, and a mattress measuring 2.0×1.15 m can be placed on top.

The “complete” Mercedes-Benz EQT Marco Polo was originally made in the form of a minivan.

Here, only two seats from the back row remain, instead of the third, a sink with a 12-liter water tank was installed, and in the trunk there is a full kitchen table, two gas burners, a refrigerator and a place for a camping table with chairs.

It is claimed that it is possible to change this motorhome from a walking mode to a picnic format in just five minutes.

The cabin is equipped with seven USB connectors, additional LED lighting blinds are installed, and curtains are provided on the windows.

The Mercedes-Benz EQT Marco Polo will hit the European market in the second half of next year and will be offered in standard and extended versions.

Pricing has yet to be announced, but the standard EQT should appear on sale in the near future.

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