The Mercedes-Benz is carrying out the last tests of the EQV, the second electrical model of the range EQ, which will be commercialized in the second half of 2020. The model is derived from the V-Class and the tests were concentrated in Scandinavia in order to test the powertrain in the toughest conditions, with temperatures of – 30 degrees centigrade.
204 HP and 100 kWh. Offered with two variants of the step, the EQV adopts an electric motor 204 HP and 362 Nm battery-powered, 100 kWh, which guarantee approximately 400 km of autonomy. The charging systems 50 kW and takes about 80 minutes to recover 80% of the load, while with the optional system, 110 kW, the time is reduced to just 45 minutes. Among the accessories is also raising the maximum speed from 140 to 160 km/h.
The pre-conditioning plays a fundamental role. Testing at the Arctic Circle have also highlighted in other key functions of the EQV. To optimize the consumption of energy is indeed essential to the management of pre-conditioning of the passenger compartment during the recharging, as well as the defrosting of the crystals: all these activities are in fact carried out using the energy of the network and not that of the accumulators.
Source: Quattroruote.en – Edited by Anthon K.