Final fall, Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius European Union Intellectual Property Office filing discovered by members of the MBEQClub discussion board and reported on by The Drive Friday reveals that Mercedes has trademarked the title “EQG.”to affect its standard G-Class SUV, and now, a
This trademark submitting very seemingly signifies that Mercedes is planning on providing a fully-battery-electric Geländewagen, reasonably than one which’s merely been “electrified” with a hybrid system. This electrical G-Class could be cool for a bunch of causes, not the least of that are the potential off-road advantages of getting most torque at zero rpm.
It is unclear at this level what sort of platform would underpin an electrical G — wouldn’t it be a brand new, built-to-purpose structure? Or would Mercedes try to work inside the deceptively small footprint of the present G-Wagen? Past that, would we even get it within the US market? Mercedes has been hesitant to carry the EQC right here, in any case.
Mercedes has been going exhausting on the EQ factor, with journalists simply now beginning to get a style of the forthcoming electrical EQS flagship mannequin and the EQC SUV now coming into the market in Europe, so we’ll be very to see what this trademark submitting means within the brief time period.
We reached out to Mercedes for remark, however did not hear again in time for publication.