Mercedes EQV Review

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Price: £70,655-£77,145

The Mercedes-Benz EQV mixes fully electric power with a full-sized people carrier. It makes for a compelling, practical mix. 

Score

7.5/10

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  • Battery size: 90kWh
  • Miles per kWh: 2.34
  • E-Rating™: E

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  • Max charge rate: 110 kW
  • Range: 211-213 miles
  • Mercedes EQV electric van
  • Mercedes EQV electric van exterior rear parked
  • Mercedes EQV exterior front driving on bridge
  • Mercedes EQV exterior side parked
  • Mercedes EQV interior dashboard and display
  • Mercedes EQV rear seats with child seat
  • Mercedes EQV electric van connected to Ionity charger
  • Electrifying.com E-Rating E
Driven and reviewed by Electrifying.com・ Published: 18/09/2020・Updated: 15/06/2022

Ginny Says

“I reckon posh vans like the EQV are becoming just as fashionable as SUVs. If you don't believe me, drive through any posh glamping site in Cornwall. With an electric powertrain they make even more sense as they are refined and cheaper to run.”

Tom Says

“Forward-thinking taxi firms with short-hop executive airport transfers take note: the EQV could be for you. Ok, so it’s a specific set of requirements, but you can’t fault the ambition. Also good for big families who like electric vans. Again, pretty specific...”

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Mercedes EQV interior dashboard and display


It’s not cheap, but then look at what you’re getting. The luxury of space in a well-appointed cabin, with a fully-loaded standard spec. Merc doesn’t have trouble selling regular V-Classes starting at around £55k, so the EQV shouldn’t be too much of a stetch, especially as it’ll be cheap to run. 

  • Price:£70,655-£77,145
  • Full charge cost (approx. – based on home charging):£14.76
  • Company car tax:1% (2021-2022)
  • Insurance group:TBA
  • Warranty vehicle:3 years
  • Battery & Drive unit:8 years, 100k miles

Pricing 

Over £70,000 might seem like a sizeable amount for your plug-in people carrier, but it’s not so outlandish when you start to compare it alongside the luxury SUVs it competes alongside. We’ll see when VW and others start to roll out their EQV alternatives in time, but we’d expect the EQV to remain an expensive choice among such future rivals. It will possibly be able to justify the premium thanks to the upmarket badge that it wears on its nose. 

Running costs

The higher buying costs over its diesel relations should be offset in time through cheaper running costs and benefit in kind tax for business users. Like all EVs it’ll dodge all sorts of taxes, and you’ll be able to run it with impunity though ULEV and congestion charging zones, so long as you’ve been mindful to register it in advance.  

Try finding any other seven-seat EVs and you’ll struggle too, and those that do exist cannot offer the huge additional space and quality that the EQV brings thanks to its van origins.

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