It’s apparent the battery-electric model is here to stay when a car manufacturing staple takes to the trend. We may awe at the likes of Tesla pushing out electric model after electric model but when a brand like Mercedes-Benz decides to take a crack at it, we know this is the future Elon Musk had in mind all along.
The concept is called Generation EQ and serves as an umbrella concept for future SUVs, sedans, wagons, coupes and convertibles under Daimler AG, a multinational automotive corporation that owns the likes of Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG among others. The EQ in question here hosts a 70-kWh battery pack and two electric motors, offering up 402 horses and 516 lb-ft of torque. Such a powerplant propels this concept from 0 to 62 mph in less than five seconds and will provide up to 311 miles of range per charge.
The perks don’t stop there either. Inside, the EQ features the HERE digital mapping system owned by Daimler that offers fully piloted driving when needed. On top of that, the vehicle’s new 24-inch TFT high-definition display screen features a one-of-a-kind 3D interface, its mirrors are replaced with cameras, and the traditional grille is replaced by a set of illuminated LED optical fibers. Its chassis is no joke either, built from steel, aluminum and carbon fiber. Mercedes claims their nearing full-scale production of the vehicle, though exact prices have yet to be released.