Mercedes-Benz EQV Top Features
Full-electric people carrier with 213-mile range.
Carries up to 7 people.
Choice of well-equipped trim levels.
How Does Leasing A Mercedes-Benz EQV Work?
When you lease a Mercedes-Benz EVQ it means you’ll ‘rent’ a brand-new car by making a fixed monthly payment. These payments will last for the length of your lease contract. While lease deals will often last between 2 to 5 years, you can choose a leasing contract length to suit your needs.
You can also set your expected annual mileage and choose how much you’d like to pay upfront. Car maintenance and servicing expenses can be added as an optional extra. Once your lease deal ends, all you have to do is return the car. To find out more about how contract hire works, take a look at our easy-to-understand guide to car leasing.
Why Lease A Mercedes-Benz EQV?
If your priorities for a new vehicle are prestige, no polluting emissions and as much interior space as possible, then the Mercedes EQV could well be for you. It has all the space of a van, but is considerably more luxurious.
The EQV name combines the EQ brand that Mercedes uses on all its electric vehicles, with the V for V-Class – which is the diesel-powered equivalent machine in the range. The EQV ditches the combustion engine, and replaces it with a big 90kWh battery and a 204hp electric motor. This gives it a range of up to 213 miles on a single charge.
You can carry up to 7 people in 3 rows of seats – and they’ll all have a huge amount of space to stretch out. Luggage space is also very generous, and the general fit-and-finish is as good as you’d expect from a Mercedes. There’s lots of tech and features included as well.
How Does The Mercedes-Benz EQV Drive?
This is the EQV’s party piece. As standard, all models come with 7 seats, with a choice of layout – you can have 2 individual chairs in the middle and a bench seat for 3 at the back, or vice versa. In the former, you can turn the 2nd-row seats around so the 5 rear passengers can chat. Everyone will have acres of space, with leg- and headroom to spare. Most models also get a pair of fold-out tables. Sliding side doors make it easy to get in and out.
Although the regular V-Class comes in different sizes, the EQV only comes in 1 size. However, it’s the largest of the lot, which means plenty of boot space – more than 1000 litres. Should you need even more room, you can’t fold down the rear-most seats, but you can remove them completely if you need to.
There’s plenty of general storage space, including big door pockets, a huge bin under the centre console and a large glovebox.
The EQV’s 204hp electric motor is attached to a 90kWh battery. According to official tests, it’ll do up to 213 miles on a single charge. You can top up the battery by plugging into a home wallbox, which will take around 10 hours from 10% charge. Alternatively, you can use a public fast charger, which will refill the battery from 10- to 80% in around 45 minutes. However you use it, you’ll pay far less to fuel the EQV than you would a regular Mercedes V-Class. It’s also worth noting that monthly leasing costs are considerably less than Tesla’s Model X, which is probably the EQV’s closest rival.
Mercedes-Benz EQV Models Available
The EQV comes in just 1 size, and is a 5-door MPV with 2 sliding rear doors.
Mercedes-Benz EQV Trim Levels
Sport Sport Premium Sport Premium Plus
The standard EQV comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, wood trim inside and leather-covered seats.
The Mercedes-Benz EQV Vs Competitors
There aren’t many direct rivals to the EQV, but if you’re after 7-seat, electric-only transport then the obvious choice is the Tesla Model X. These 2 are, in most other respects, chalk and cheese – the Tesla is designed more like a car, where the EQV is van-derived, and it has far more performance too. But it’s also a little less practical.
You might also be looking at 5-seat electric cars, with large SUV examples including the Audi E-Tron and Jaguar I-Pace. Both of these are better to drive, but again, far less practical. If you’re not set on electric power, then the regular Mercedes V-Class should suit you very well.
The EQV name follows other Mercedes electric nomenclature – all are called EQ, which Mercedes says stands for Electric Intelligence. Like IQ. Get it? The final letter reflects the size of the vehicle, much like it does in regular Mercedes, with A being the smallest and V being the largest.
You can charge your EQV using a home wallbox or via a public charger. An 8-metre Mode 3 cable is included.
If you mean wireless charging of the car’s battery, then no – no manufacturers offer this yet, although it’s being worked on. If you mean a wireless charging pad for your phone, then Mercedes does offer such tech in other vehicles, but not in the EQV.
Mercedes has a fairly disappointing reliability record, and is often found towards the bottom of independent dependability study rankings of manufacturers. That said, electric models have fewer parts to go wrong than combustion engines, and our fingers are crossed that the EQV will prove relatively problem-free.
If you use a 110kW public fast charger, you can charge from 10-80% in around 45 minutes.
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