Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

Should you buy a Mercedes-Benz EQV?

Here's a vehicle that fills a specific need, and if that's your need, then yes - right now, as the only full-sized all electric MPV on the market, this is the one to go for. Like the Mercedes-Benz V-Class it's based on, this is not a cheap option and this is a potential sticking point for many potential owners. But take in the savings in fuel costs and that initial expense is offset somewhat.

There's no getting away from the fact that a minimum of £70,665 cash is an awful lot for a van-based MPV. But the EQV has bags of appeal, not least in how well it drives and how comfortable it is. Its 213-mile range is slightly disappointing, especially in the context of it being a long-distance luxury MPV.

Until the passenger version of the excellent Vauxhall Vivaro-e goes on sale, the EQV is unique in the marketplace. But that aside, the EQV is a likeable MPV to drive and is a delight for passengers.

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