Mercedes is reportedly developing a new electric vehicle platform to underpin four upcoming models.

Mercedes is reportedly developing a new electric vehicle platform to underpin four upcoming models.

Car Magazine is reporting the platform will be called EVA and it will share a number of similarities with the MRA architecture that underpins everything from the C- to S-Class.  While nothing is official at this point, the platform is being designed to accommodate a massive battery pack that will reportedly weigh about 882 pounds.

The first model to be built on the platform will reportedly arrive in 2018 and be a sedan that slots between the C- and E-Class.  It will soon be followed by a crossover that bridges the gap between the GLC and GLE.  Later down the road, Mercedes will reportedly launch an S-Class sized electric vehicle and a massive crossover that is larger than the GLS.

Rear-wheel drive variants are slated to have an electric motor that develops 402 horsepower.  All-wheel drive models will be equipped with an additional electric motor and it will reportedly produce either 120 or 201 horsepower.  The models are also expected to have an adaptive suspension, torque vectoring, and a high-tech energy recovery system.

Mercedes is reportedly targeting annual sales of 20,000 units per model and pricing is expected to start somewhere in the neighborhood of £70,000.

Source: Car Magazine

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