Mercedes-Benz reveals all-electric EQV van

Mercedes-Benz reveals all-electric EQV van

The van can travel 252 miles on a single charge.

Mercedes-Benz Vans has revealed the EQV, billed as the first all-electric luxury van.

The production EQV stays close to the concept that debuted in Geneva earlier this year. The front end has been slightly restyled with flatter faux air intakes in front of the wheels, presumably improving aerodynamics.

The electric drive unit powers the front wheels, providing 201 horsepower with a top speed of 99 mph.

A 90-kWh battery has been placed under the floor, maximizing interior space and enhancing handling via a low center of gravity. The module provides enough energy for an estimated 252 miles of range, with support for rapid charging from 10 to 80 percent in less than an hour.

Private buyers will be able to choose from multiple seating configurations, including four individual captains' chairs with two that face the back of the van. Bench seats can be installed for a seven- or even eight-seat layout.

The production EQV will make its first public appearance in Frankfurt.