Mercedes-Benz to display EQ concept at the the 2018 Auto Expo

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The Auto Expo is just around the corner, and auto makers are preparing up to display all the wonderful cars and concepts. Mercedes-Benz too is not withholding from showcasing its technology prowess which will also give all of us a preview of what to expect from the company in the years to come. The company has already expressed his opinion that electric cars are the future and what better way to showcase this than bringing the EQ concept to the show. Mercedes-Benz too has dedicated to display as many as ten electric cars in its line-up by 2022 which will include SUVs, sedans and hatchbacks. Similar to the latest series-produced models from Mercedes-Benz, the vehicle architecture builds on an intelligent multi-material mix of steel, aluminium and carbon fiber. This certifies that the wants in terms of strength, lightweight design and cost efficiency are ideally met.

Much like the offerings from its compatriots, the Mercedes-Benz EQ Concept is no slouch with the company claiming a power output of 400hp and a driving range of up to 500 km on a single charge. The lithium-ion battery pack is mounted between the axles and have been designed between Daimler themselves. Despite its sheer size, Mercedes says the concept is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h in under 5 seconds.

Aesthetically, the concept appearances suave and much part of the Mercedes family albeit with sharper lines. The main design feature unique the future electric EQ models will be the Black Panel front grille that comes with a white-illuminated Mercedes star and integrates all the light elements under one surface. Currently Tesla remains the top-player in the EV market. In 2015 the group reached its objective and sold 50,000 Tesla models S. Mercedes-Benz aims clearly to outperform on Tesla and become the EV leader through its EVA platform. A big project of 2 billion Euros supports this objective. This “New Electric Vehicle” project involves structure an additional China-only battery electric vehicle by 2020. The prototype snapped close to the Arctic Circle clearly shows the huge battery packs placed underneath the cabin.

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