Like most auto brands these days, Mercedes-Benz is going all-in on electrification. The brand is about to reveal the EQS, its first U.S.-bound EV later this month, but there’s a host of electrified Benz’s coming over the next few years. One such EV will be an electric G Wagon, or rather the EQG.
The folks over at Motor1 have discovered that Daimler AG filed for trademarks on the names EQG 580 and EQG 560 on April 1st. The filings took place with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, the governing body of trademarks in the EU. This isn’t the first time EQG has popped up in trademarks, the company had already applied for a trademark on the name EQG in a previous filing.
News of an electric G Wagon is not new. Mercedes has toyed with the idea publicly for awhile now. More recently, they flat-out confirmed it was coming back in October as part of a broader EV announcement. The fact the electric G Class will follow Mercedes’ EV naming scheme as the EQG comes as no surprise.
Details surrounding the EQG are virtually non-existent at this point. Given some stiff competition is coming from the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV, we expect Mercedes to go all-out on an EV variant of its coveted G Wagon. From a timing perspective, the EQG is probably still at least a couple years out as Mercedes’ immediate pipeline of EQ models is fairly well-documented already.