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Mercedes-Benz EQT: here is the electric version of the T-Class!

After the arrival of the electric Renault Kangoo E-Tech, it is the turn of its cousin at Mercedes to be offered in an electric version. The Class T is thus electrified by taking the name of EQT, and arrives in dealerships this month.

After the electric version of the Kangoo, it’s the turn of the Class T to receive a supercharged variant ! The Mercedes-Benz MPV was unveiled a few months after the utility version, named Citan. Mercedes-Benz and Renault having established a partnership on utility vehicles, this model is a twin of the Renault Kangoo. It also shares its same assembly lines, on the Maubeuge site. Compared to the last generation of Citan/Kangoo (the T-Class did not exist), the move upmarket was clearly visible. They abandoned their very square silhouettes, for a design that was less divisive and more accessible to ordinary customers. They also stood out with updates technical and technologicalet several innovations intended for professionals.

A new electric MPV

Now that the passenger version has arrived, the Mercedes T-Class had to have an electric version. This is precisely the mission entrusted to l’EQT ! EQ designates the electric range of Mercedes-Benz (for Electric Quotient), and T the relationship with the T-Class, precisely. Mercedes obliges, the EQT plays it premium, with distinctive chrome elements, LED lights, and a large grille stamped with the star. This is also the only distinctive element with the Class T thermal version. It is larger, painted black, and here is half full (electric cars having no radiator behind the grille). Same topo inside where everything is similar to the T-Class. The dashboard – of Renault origin – incorporates a MBUX 7 inch wide screen, the flagship of Mercedes’ latest technologies and driving aids. The presentation is of course more neat and elegant than on the Renault cousin.

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The EQT is available in a single engine. It is an electric motor placed on the front axle, which develops 90kW, an equivalence of 122 horsepower. To contain its electricity consumption, Mercedes-Benz has chosen to limit it to 134 km/h. The autonomy thus reaches 282 kilometers, for an announced average fuel consumption of 18.9 kWh/100 km. Count about 38 minutes for a full 20 to 80%, its battery can only support peak 80 kW maximum. You should rather aim for 2h30 on a “classic” 22 kW charging station. Currently available in 5 seats onlyit will acquire a extended version in 2023. This will allow 7 people on board, and will allow the arrival of a fun motorhome derivative: the EQT Marco Polo ! It will be launched in France this month, from €45,410.

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