The Mercedes Benz G class ready for the future of e-mobility
The German Automotive manufacturer recently unveiled the all-new Mercedes Benz Concept EQG. The Concept EQG represents a near-production study of G-class in an all-electric avatar. Visibly, the concept car combines the striking looks of the G-lass with selected elements from the electric models of Mercedes. It creates contrasting highlights, and the blend gives the Concept EQG bold looks.
Furthermore, the four-by-four qualities of the G-class have the highest standards. The Concept EQG will take these standards further into the era of electric mobility. So, the Concept EQG provides a preview of what G-class will look like in the future. It will also showcase the capability of the battery-electric drive.
In addition, the Mercedes Benz is ramping up the electrification of its models. The strategic decision of electric-first and electric-only will also accelerate the electric transformation. The CO2-neutral life cycle of the batteries and sustainable production are taking Mercedes to a software-driven and zero-emission future. Furthermore, the company is aiming to motivate its customers to opt-in for electric mobility with convincing products. The G-wagon is a perfect contender for this transformation.
The G-wagon stands as an icon. Yet, the looks and exterior appearance remained the same in the last four decades, even with significant design changes. It is because of the functional elements. These elements are style statements. Thanks to the design team for continuously developing striking designs by keeping the root similar. The few elements include the door handle, typical door closing sound, sturdy exterior protection strip, highly-visible spare wheel on the rear door, and eye-caching front turn indicators.
Mercedes Benz is ready to go fully electric by end of this decade, if market conditions permit.Markus Schafer, Board member Daimler AG.
The Mercedes Benz Concept EQG design Language
The Mercedes Benz concept EQG is pretty much in line with the model series. You can recognize it as a G-class at first look. The angular silhouette marks its presence here too. The illuminated external protective strips visually stand out. The design futures include the attractive two-tone paint finish, gloss aluminum beam on the bottom, and gloss black on the top.
Furthermore, the all-electric variant of the G-wagon features a continuous deep black radiator grille. The illuminated star with a 3D effect in the grille creates a powerful accent. The animated pattern of round squares creates an appealing link to the Mercedes EQ models. The fully illuminated band wraps the black panel entirely. In addition, the white illuminated circles on the exterior mirror housing accolade the DRL graphic on the headlight.
The modern 22-inch aluminum-alloy wheels create exclusivity. It has no usual spare wheel cover. Instead, it has a lockable box with white illuminated accents on the rear door that acts as a spare wheel cover. It’s like a wall box where you can place a charging cable with easy reach.
This car exemplify the fusion of state of the art off road capabilities with electric mobilityGorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer, Daimler Group.
Furthermore, the central element of its design is the centrally shaped G-element on the roof. The flat roof rack in high gloss black is another highlight of the exterior design. You can easily conquer the demanding off-road adventures with an LED strip integrated with the frontage of the roof rack. Another LED strip with red color sits in the rear end of the roof rack. So, electrification of this off-road legend is the next logical step for moving into the electric era.
Uncompromised off-roader with electric drive system
The Concept EQG has the DNA of pure G. It retains all the inner values and design. So, it’s a class-leading off-roader. The robust ladder frame and precise Chassis can withstand extreme off-road conditions. The independent front suspension and rigid rear suspension are capable of giving comfort in harsh terrains. In addition, the four electric motors on each wheel are controllable individually. So, you get a unique driving experience, both on and off-road. Furthermore, the shiftable two-speed gearbox provides off-road reduction. Hence, it fulfills the G-specific off-road requirements.
Furthermore, the fully electric G-class will also face the challenging test track Schockl Mountain in Graz. This track has a gradient of sixty degrees, and it is a 5.6km route. It is one of the most significant challenges for both the man and the machine in the off-roading world. Additionally, the electric G-class has a climbing capacity of 100 percent.
The Mercedes Benz concept EQG takes design advantage of its electric drive-train. So, it’s most suitable for off roads. The integration of batteries into the ladder frames provides a very low center of gravity. The four motors on each wheel provide the maximum torque possible. As a result, you get enormous pulling power and control. So, it’s also the sign of an incredible revolution in off-road vehicles. The particular functionality is also suitable for steep slopes and deep terrains.
In conclusion, the Mercedes Benz Concept EQG will mark the new beginning in electric off-road vehicles. The new capabilities will again prove the dominance of the electric G-class on the off-roads.
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