The Mercedes EQ range has come a long way since the Generation EQ concept vehicle was previewed in 2016 at the Paris Motor Show. Here at EVision Electric Vehicles, we’ve been lucky enough to get our hands on five of the brand’s latest models. So if you want to hire a Mercedes electric vehicle, then you’re in the right place!
Mercedes was unusually slow at making their first move into the EV world, but now they have seven different models to choose from. As expected, all of them look and feel extremely high class, so which one is right for you?
Let’s have a look at the different models available from EVision today.
Hire a Mercedes EQB
Starting alphabetically seems logical, so here is the Mercedes EQB. Think your family is too big for an electric car? Wrong! The Mercedes EQB is a classy SUV with seven seats. You would be absolutely right for thinking the EQB looks familiar though. It shares a lot of its stylish features with the larger Mercedes GLB.
Instead of a gas-guzzling engine, the Mercedes EQB comes with two fitted electric motors and a battery pack. As an electric SUV, there’s plenty of excellent competition on the market for the EQB to face. Electric cars such as the Kia EV6, Tesla Model Y and Audi Q4 e-tron are also brilliant all-electric SUVs, but none of them have seven seats.
That’s where the EQB comes into its own. The realm of seven-seater electric cars is quite limited. Unless you’re looking to spend well over £100,000 on a Tesla Model X, the Mercedes EQB is quite a steal. Plus, it’s a lot nicer, and more refined, than the electric van-based MPV options, such as the Vauxhall Combo-e Life.
Specs, design and price
There’s a couple of different battery options available on the Mercedes EQB. We have the more powerful 350 4Matic which offers 257 miles of range and can reach 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds. Not too shabby at all. When it comes to comfort, the Mercedes EQB gets off to a great start with plush sports seats.
This car is extremely well built and exquisite to drive meaning it certainly deserves the Mercedes badge it holds. The EQB is also fitted with two 10-inch screens as standard. One of which is a digital instrument cluster taking the place of conventional dials. The second is a built-in display in the centre of the dash which houses all your infotainment needs.
So just how much is this luxury all-electric car? Well, it’s about half the price of a Tesla Model X with a starting price of £52,000. At EVision, you can hire a Mercedes EQB from only £40.04 per day.
Another electric SUV?
Next up is Mercedes’ EQC. This was the first vehicle released from the German brands EQ range to hit the market. Most premium manufacturers now offer an all-electric SUV so again, the EQC is met with plenty of rivals including the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace. Similarly to the EQB, the Mercedes EQC is based on the existing architecture of the GLC model.
Fitted with a 80kWh battery, the Mercedes EQC has some impressive driving stats. It has a range of 245 miles and can accelerate to 62mph in a minimal 5 seconds. That’s extremely quick for a car of its size. When topping up, it’ll take drivers only 40 minutes to reach 80% charge when using a 110kW charge point.
As the EQC sits on a reworded version of Mercedes’ GLC platform, the interior will appear familiar. The Mercedes EQC is fitted with the latest dual-screen infotainment and digital displays from the brand. Plus, the centre console and switchgear are taken straight from the GLC.
In terms of space, the Mercedes EQC offers a great amount in both the front and rear of the vehicle. This makes it perfect for growing families as there’s plenty of head and leg room for four adults. Alongside this, Mercedes has ensured there’s a good level of practical on-board technology such as wireless smartphone charging and a heads-up display. Both of these make journeys that bit smoother.
You can choose to hire a Mercedes EQC from EVision from just £42.68 per day. We have this brilliant electric car available on both short and long term hires to suit your needs. Just take a closer look at the Mercedes EQC here, or give us a call on 01634 914 063.
Premium EVs without the price tag
With the next electric car, Mercedes are really targeting the Tesla-lovers. The EQE is luxurious and fitted with high-quality materials. What’s more is it has a range and driving experience that equally matches the Tesla Model S.
Being the smaller sibling of the Mercedes EQS (more on that in a minute), the EQE is full of style and sophistication. It’s based on the same platform as the EQS and shares many elements of the brand’s flagship model, but for a fraction of the price. With both the Model S and EQS costing £100,000, the Mercedes EQE seems somewhat reasonably priced at £76,000.
At the moment, there’s only the EQE 350+ edition available in the UK which comes with a 90kWh battery. This gives drivers roughly 384 miles of range according to official Mercedes testing. Charging in the Mercedes EQE is capped at 170kW so topping up to 80% should only take you just over half an hour.
You can, of course, choose to upgrade the interior and technology fitted within your Mercedes EQE. However, we think the interior is a real high point of this car, even on standard models. It’s very well made, uses brilliant materials and is extremely comfy to sit in and drive. For us, there’s no competition between the EQEs interior and a Tesla cabin. The Mercedes EQE is where we’d want to spend our spare time.
The EQE is available with the Hyperscreen found in the EQS, however this isn’t quite out in the UK yet. For now, you’ll find a familiar set up which houses a digital display behind the steering wheel and a central touchscreen.
How can I hire a Mercedes EQE?!
Despite being a premium electric car, the Mercedes EQE is still available to hire at a pretty affordable price. Here at EVision, you can hire a Mercedes EQE from £50.58 per day. What are you waiting for? Be the talk of the town in the latest Mercedes EQE.
Mercedes’ flagship electric car
As the brand’s most expensive electric car, the Mercedes EQS certainly had a lot to live up to. There’s also a few fantastic sporty electric cars, such as the Porsche Taycan, which are well-established on the market. Even with lots of competition, the EQS has seemed to take the number one spot as our favourite premium electric car.
For us, the EQS combines exceptional cabin quality, a fantastic range that you’d struggle to find elsewhere and comfort. It ticks every box. Speaking of range, Mercedes boast the EQS can travel a massive 453 miles before needing to be recharged. That means the EQS has the largest range of any electric vehicle on the market at the moment.
Like the Mercedes EQE, the EQS can be rapid charged in just 32 minutes when using a 150kW charger. There’s also a maximum speed of 130mph and acceleration to 62mph in just 6.2 seconds.
As we’ve mentioned, the interior is just stunning. Once inside, all eyes immediately face the impressive Hyperscreen which is a touchscreen pushed to its limits. It’s actually made up of three screens which are fitted under a continuous sheet of glass. This stretches the whole length of the dashboard. Alongside the snazzy tech, the rest of the interior is super plush. It’s all soft upholstery and swish metallic surfaces in here.
Want to drive an electric car that really feels like you’re driving the future? Look no further. You can hire a Mercedes EQS from £44.48 per day at EVision here.
An electric family seven-seater
Finally, we’ve come to Mercedes’ final offering within their EQ range – the Mercedes EQV. This was actually one of the first all-electric Mercedes vehicles we managed to get our hands on and we’ve loved it ever since. Developed from the manufactures V-Class MPV, the EQV also has seven seats available.
Similarly to the EQB, this is one of the biggest selling points of the Mercedes EQV. Although both models have the same amount of seats, you’ll find a lot more room in the EQV. Alongside its space, the EQV has a decent amount of kit as standard and a pretty great range. Drivers should have no issues getting 200 miles out of the EQVs 90kWh battery.
Again, Mercedes have hit the nail on the head when it comes to charging. It takes the EQV just 30 minutes to top up from 10% to 80% on a 150kW charger. The Mercedes EQV is by far one of our favourite all-electric options for large families.
Those holiday road trips are made easier with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience which is fitted with voice control, pre-entry climate control and Mercedes me connect. Overall, the Mercedes EQV is a practical seven-seater electric vehicle that doesn’t compromise on comfort, space or tech.
You can hire a Mercedes EQV from EVision from £45.37 here. If you’re quick, you might be able to get one in time for your family holiday!
* All information correct as of 01/09/2022.