Stuttgart. Mercedes-Benz Vans extends its three-year involvement with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in 2021 and continues to be the title sponsor of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. The UCI Mountain Bike World Championships are also supported once again by the brand with the three-pointed star, as a main partner from this year on. At the centre of the brand commitment to the biking scene is the V-Class MPV, and also its new, electrically driven sister model the EQV (combined power consumption: 26.4-26.3 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km). Anja Gutmann, Head of Marketing Communication at Mercedes-Benz Vans, said on the occasion of the contract extension: "We are delighted to continue our brand presence in mountain biking together with our long-term partner the UCI.” And she emphasized: “We're proud to be integrating our EQV into our sporting activities to a greater extent from this year on, in addition to the V-Class! In doing so, we are taking a further step towards the locally emission-free future. And setting an example for the following generations."
About the UCI
Founded in 1900 in Paris (France), the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the worldwide governing body for cycling. It develops and oversees cycling in all its forms, for all people: as a competitive sport, a healthy recreational activity, a means of transport, and also just for fun. The UCI manages and promotes the eight cycling disciplines: road, track, mountain bike, BMX Racing, BMX Freestyle, cyclo-cross, trials and indoor cycling. Five of these are featured on the Olympic Games programme (road, track, mountain bike, BMX Supercross and BMX Freestyle Park), two in the Paralympic Games (road and track) and four in the Youth Olympic Games (road, mountain bike, BMX Supercross and BMX Freestyle Park).
About the Mercedes-Benz EQV
The Mercedes-Benz EQV (combined power consumption: 26.4-26.3 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) is the first MPV from Mercedes-Benz with all-battery drive. The EQV combines the versatility of the V-Class with the advantages of a locally emission free drive system. In addition, the EQV is incorporated into an electric mobility eco-system consisting of intelligent navigation with active range management and cloud-based services and apps. The infotainment system MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) serves as the central control unit. The EQV also sets new standards for electrical mobility in its class with its range of up to 418 kilometres,  and its broad spectrum of usage for a wide range of customers' requirements.
 Electrical consumption has been determined on the basis of Directive 692/2008/EC. The electrical consumption depends on the vehicle configuration.
 Range has been determined on the basis of Directive 692/2008/EC. The range is dependent on the vehicle configuration.
 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.