ELECTRIC VERSION OF MERC GLB IN TEST

An electric version of the Mercedes-Benz compact GLB SUV is on test with a view to having it on the market next year, writes Brian Byrne.

It will be called the EQB, and test versions have been spotted with a sealed-off grille and no tailpipes, suggesting there will be few visual differences with the GLB.

Reports are indicating an electric motor on each axle and a basic range of 320kms, with larger battery options available.