Mercedes-Benz is growing its electric range at an incredible pace. The newest addition to the EQ range is the compact SUV called EQB.
The EQB offers five seats as standard and is optionally available as a seven-seater. It therefore offers space for many larger families and the most diverse transportation needs. This gives it an exceptional position among compact electric cars. The two seats in the third row can be used by people up to 5 feet 4 inches tall, child seats can also be fitted there.
After the EQA, the EQB represents the second all-electric compact car from Mercedes-EQ. At the same time, it will be the first purely electrically powered production vehicle from the Kecskemét plant in Hungary. The vehicles for China are produced in Beijing.
For the U.S. market, the all-electric compact SUV will be launched as the EQB 300 4MATIC with 225 hp and as the EQB 350 4MATIC with 288 hp. The ranges according to WLTP are 419 kilometers in each case. Further variants to meet specific customer requirements will follow, including a particularly long-range version.
It features the characteristic Mercedes-EQ black panel grille with central star. A further distinctive design feature of the all-electric world of Mercedes-EQ vehicles is the continuous light strip at the front and rear.
The standard Navigation with Electric Intelligence contributes to the effortless handling of the EQB in everyday life. It calculates the fastest route to the destination, taking into account maximum charging power and the duration of possible charging stops. In addition, the Navigation with Electric Intelligence ensures that the high-voltage battery is brought to an optimal charging temperature before a planned charging stop, if required.
At home or at public charging stations, the EQB can be conveniently charged at up to 11 kW with alternating current (AC) using the onboard charger. The charging time required for a full charge depends on the available infrastructure and the country-specific vehicle equipment. Charging at a Mercedes-Benz Wallbox is considerably faster than at a domestic power socket.
And it is of course even faster at direct current (DC) fast-charging stations. Depending on the SoC (State of Charge) and the temperature of the high-voltage battery, the EQB charges at a corresponding charging station with a maximum power of up to 100 kW. The charging time is then just over 30 minutes from 10-80 percent SoC. For AC and DC charging, the EQB is equipped as standard in Europe and the USA with a CCS (Combined Charging Systems) connector in the right-hand side panel.
Mercedes-Benz guarantees that energy from renewable energy sources is fed into the grid for charging current sourced via Mercedes me Charge. With Mercedes me Charge, customers can access nearly 60,000 public places to charge in the USA, where Mercedes-Benz ensures subsequent compensation through green electricity. With the EQB, one year of Mercedes me Charge is included.