With an introduction held at the 2021 Shanghai vehicle present, Mercedes-Benz announced a surprised addition to its United States EV lineup. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB is scheduled to go on sale in the U.S. in 2022.
The EQB is the electric powered equal of the GLB-Class compact crossover (which we consider would have been a excellent electric powered auto), by itself a roomier, boxier-wanting counterpart to the GLA-Class crossover. Mercedes has previously revealed the EQA crossover as an electrical design parallel to the GLA, but it can be not likely to attain the U.S.
Confirmation of the EQB for the U.S. is a little bit of a surprise, as Mercedes-Benz hasn’t even place the crossover on the U.S. products map up till now—even nevertheless it would be a far better suit for the U.S. market place than the EQA. Whilst Mercedes-Benz United states of america verified Monday to Green Car or truck Reviews that the EQA is however getting considered, much too.
Styling brings together the upright profile of the GLB with the streamlined entrance stop prevalent to all Mercedes EQ electrical styles. That also gives the EQB a drag coefficient of .28, for each the automaker. The EQB is dependent on a version of the identical system as the GLB, alternatively than a devoted platform.
Mercedes-Benz EQB (Chinese spec)
The EQB and GLB share a 111-inch wheelbase, and an selection for a 3rd row of seats (bringing overall seating capacity to seven). On the other hand, the utmost 60 cubic ft of cargo room for the 5-seat design is 2. cubic ft a lot less than what Mercedes quotes for the GLB.
Mercedes will start the EQB in China initial in a solitary EQB 350 configuration, with a solitary 288-horsepower electric motor powering the entrance wheels, and a 66.5-kilowatt-hour battery pack, employing cells produced by Mercedes mother or father Daimler in Germany and Poland. More versions, which includes all-wheel generate styles, are also planned.
The crossover gets an 11-kilowatt onboard charger, and is able of DC rapidly-charging at up to 100 kw, permitting for a 10% to 80% cost in just around 30 minutes, according to Mercedes.
Mercedes-Benz EQB (Chinese spec)
Driving selection, pricing, and total technical specs for the U.S.-market place EQB will be exposed closer to its 2022-calendar-calendar year start. Original automobiles for the Chinese industry will be constructed in Beijing, whilst motor vehicles for Europe and the U.S. will be developed in Kecskemét, Hungary. Mercedes also ideas to make two more substantial electric SUVs in Alabama starting off future calendar year.
Mercedes has built some changes in its EV tactic already—most notably deciding not to convey the EQC to the U.S. Presently on sale internationally, the EQC crossover is more substantial than the EQB, but smaller than the two products Mercedes options to manufacture in Alabama.
As a substitute of the EQC, Mercedes will kick off its U.S. electrical-motor vehicle press with the EQS flagship sedan. Unveiled last week, the EQS is extra selection-effective than other latest Mercedes models, and it signifies a change in philosophy for the firm. That may well mean extra vary for other Mercedes electric powered models—like the EQB—by the time it comes Stateside.