The Mercedes-Benz factory in Kecskemét, together with Mercedes-Benz Hungária Kft., handed over the first Kecskemét series produced EQB to the local SOS Children's Villages centre for one year of permanent use.
The purely electric powered vehicle, which rolled off the production lines in autumn 2021, will make family visits to foster parents, the daily operational tasks, and the child-related administration easier. To ensure the organization’s mobility permanently, a modern electric charging station has also been installed in the children's village with the support of the factory.
The Kecskemét branch of the organization, which has a long history of several decades, has been taking in children from their families since 1990 and is currently taking care of 62 foster families and 184 children.
Mercedes-Benz's donation makes a big difference to them, as it makes it much easier to keep in touch with the foster families. Most of their children are located within a 60-kilometre radius of Kecskemét, so the experts of SOS have to travel a lot when visiting the families.