Published on May 10th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair


Mercedes-Benz EQT Debuts In Europe: Fully-Electric Small Van Based On T-Class

The Mercedes-Benz EQT is a new small van for Europe.

Mercedes-Benz Vans is leading the charge for electric mobility, making strides in electrifying all of its model series, including sector-specific solutions, and the small van segment. The EQT by Mercedes-EQ, an electric small van, combines the best features of the T-Class, including its variability and high-quality equipment level, with the advantages of an all-electric drive.

With prices starting at around 49,000 euros, the EQT is an attractive entry point into the fully electric world of the Mercedes brand. In Malaysia with the current incentives, the EQT could potentially enter our market at RM250,000 and be the three-pointed star’s most affordable electric option. Unfortunately we don’t think the EQT is planned for Malaysia at all as it’s a Euro-centric model.

At the time of the launch, the EQT will feature an electric motor with a peak output of 90 kW and a maximum torque of 245 Newton metres. The vehicle’s lithium-ion battery sits in a crash-protected location in the underbody in front of the rear axle and has a usable capacity of 45 kWh. Charging the EQT can be done with alternating current (AC) at 22 kW, using the onboard charger.

Mercedes-Benz EQT front

The EQT is also equipped with an 80 kW DC charger, which provides a charging time of 38 minutes from 10-80 percent State of Charge (SoC). The EQT is charged at the front under the Mercedes star, making it practical and convenient, especially in tight city parking situations.

The EQT is compact yet spacious, with room for up to three child seats on the rear bench seat. Loading heavy items is made easier with a low loading sill of only 561 millimetres, and sliding doors on both sides of the vehicle allow convenient access to the rear. The EQT also offers air conditioning by heat pump, which is particularly energy-saving and comfortable.

Safety is a crucial brand value of Mercedes-Benz, and the EQT’s high level of safety is enhanced by its stable body structure with energy-absorbing load paths and an extensive range of driver assistance systems.


The electric small van also features a centre airbag that can deploy between the driver and front passenger seats in the event of serious side collisions. A total of seven airbags are fitted as standard, as well as other numerous assistance systems.

Mercedes-Benz vans will be exclusively electric starting the middle of this decade with the next batch of vehicles being designed around the new Vans Electric Architecture (VAN.EA).

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