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  • The EQV is the first fully electric MPV from Mercedes-Benz
  • Initial marketing measures were launched following the sales start in May;
    the main campaign has now started in November
  • The target-group oriented marketing incorporates print, online and social media channels as well as TV
  • In line with the claim “Make your move. For the next generation.” the campaign focuses on future viability and sustainability

Stuttgart. The Mercedes-Benz EQ family is being extended: from November the EQV (combined electrical consumption: 26.4-26.3 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)[1], the first fully electric MPV from Mercedes-Benz, is available at dealerships and contractual partners. Its presentation began in May on the eqv.mercedes-benz.de and www.mercedes-benz.de sites as well as with a series of social media publications. In order to bridge the gap until the vehicles were actually available at dealerships, the EQV program for potential customers has drawn a great deal of attention. Simple online registration activated access to exclusive content, news, events and special offer packages. 

The main campaign for the vehicle is now starting in line with its delivery to the retail market. With seating for up to eight persons and a range of 418 kilometres[2], [3] for daily routes and longer trips as well as numerous charging options, the locally emission free EQV is both environmentally and family friendly. In short: it’s the car for the next generation. Which is exactly what the campaign claim “Make your move. For the next generation.” communicates. “Anyone who drives the locally emission free EQV is taking the right step towards the future. And is setting an example for following generations,” says Anja Gutmann, Head of Marketing Communication Mercedes-Benz Vans. 

Following the idea of “green as a statement”, the subject of sustainability also plays an important role visually and subtly constitutes the leitmotif of the campaign across all channels with the use of green nature. 

At the heart of the communication are two emotional spots that tell the story of three protagonists and their everyday life with the new EQV. Other animated formats and extensive cross-media measures are tailored to the respective target groups, addressing their own topic areas on their channels. 

The campaign also includes nine printed motifs and numerous special formats. There are also a teaser spot which focuses on the family as a target group, four protagonist films, a product film and eight feature spots as well as stories, cinemagraphs, posts, ads and GIFs tailored specifically to social media.

The product film is already available to watch at: https://youtu.be/AU6mVDl0-Ec  

PREUSS AND PREUSS, the lead agency for Mercedes-Benz Vans worldwide has implemented the EQV campaign. The films were produced by Iconoclast, while the photos for the campaign are from BAM Photographers. The concept for the EQV’s online presence was developed and realised by DGM Kommunikation. 

Electric, versatile and intelligently connected: the Mercedes-Benz EQV 

The EQV combines the space and versatility of the V-Class with the advantages of a locally emission free drive system. In order that drivers reach their destination without the fear of insufficient range, the EQV is incorporated in an electric mobility eco-system. This is provided for by the innovative MBUX infotainment system and the Mercedes me App. All of the EQ-specific displays and settings can be operated using the MBUX touchscreen. For example, it is possible to activate the pre-entry climate control, adjust the charging settings and operate the navigation system with Electric Intelligence as well as the Mercedes me Charge functions. 

The EQV can be charged as standard using AC charging at home and at public charging stations with up to 11 kW as well as with DC charging at rapid charging stations with up to 110 kW. Thanks to the rapid charging function, taxi and shuttle drivers, for example, can recharge their vehicles between tours or during vehicle detailing without losing time. 

Mercedes me Charge provides access to public charging stations from over 300 operators including the IONITY rapid charging stations. Prior to starting the charging process, registered customers identify themselves via MBUX, with the Mercedes me App or with the Mercedes me Charge charge card – everything else including payment is dealt with automatically. 

The interior of the EQV offers the same versatility and functionality as the V-Class: seating for up to eight people in numerous configurations and a luggage compartment that is both flexible and large boasting a volume of up to 1410 litres. The EQV is not just a family and recreational vehicle; it is equally suited to operation as a representative company car or as a VIP and hotel shuttle vehicle. 

Customers who buy the EQV profit not only from current financial incentives for electric vehicles but also from the service offers included in the purchase: a maintenance package valid for four years covers the costs for maintenance work in accordance with the service booklet and manufacturer’s specifications during this period and the Mercedes-Benz battery certificate covers the battery for up to 160,000 kilometres or eight years. The purchase price, starting at €69,588.40 (incl. 16 % VAT) also includes the Mercedes me Remote & Navigation Services with a contractual term of 36 months as well as the Mercedes me Charge function and Ionity membership – both for twelve months. 

Mercedes-Benz Vans is also offering the EQV to all prospective buyers as part of a subscription model. This provides customers who want to use the vehicle flexibly for a certain period without wanting to make a long-term commitment, with another attractive option in addition to financing, leasing or renting a vehicle.

[1] Electrical consumption was determined on the basis of Directive 692/2008/EC. The electrical consumption depends on the vehicle configuration.

[2] Range has been determined on the basis of Directive 692/2008/EC. The range is dependent on the vehicle configuration.

[3] The actual range is also dependent on the individual driving style, road and traffic conditions, the outside temperature and use of the air conditioning system/heating, and may differ.

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