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Mercedes-Benz should unveil the Concept EQT Marco Polo in early December

The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQT Marco Polo electric camper van is something European auto buyers can expect to see in Q3/Q4 2023, but not in the US.

Mercedes-Benz should unveil the Concept EQT Marco Polo in early December
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German automaker Mercedes-Benz is working on the Concept EQT Marco Polo, an electric micro-camper design. The EQT Marco Polo has a "flexible" bed and kitchen and provides a comprehensive vehicle catering to campers and people on the move. Owners can remove the module and the EQT is right back to normal as an EV van.

Mercedes-Benz should unveil the Concept EQT Marco Polo in early December 02

Information such as electric powertrain details wasn't released and should be announced during the December 2 event. However, it'll include a slide-out bed, a modular kitchen with a single-burner stove, and a central fridge. A 15-liter fridge box is included to keep a small number of perishables cool. There is built-in storage space to hold kitchen items and utensils with a rear bench that can be used as a table for indoor dining.

Mercedes introduced its first pop-top camper van in the U.S. market in early 2020 and remains committed to catering to a niche market of consumers. Camper vans aren't very fuel efficient, but Mercedes hopes an electric concept might be more appealing.

At the start of the year, Mercedes launched a camper version of its EQV electric van - and moves forward with new models.

Of course, US camping enthusiasts shouldn't hold their breath for the vehicle - Mercedes will probably keep it to the European market only. Interest in these types of vehicles might have peaked during Covid-19, but automakers still seem keen on creating competing products. Ford recently showed off its 2023 Transit Trail van, and Volkswagen wants to help turn an electric van into a camper as well.

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