The subsidiary of Daimler says the EQC, which has two electric motors, will have a range of more than 450km. It's bad. It's really bad. It is expected to have a range of 200 miles and hit 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Total output from the motors is expected to ring in at around 400 horsepower, while the vehicle should race from a standstill to 60 miles per hour in under five seconds.
Mercedes promised an official US range a little later, closer to the market debut of the EQC 400, which is not unusual given the market-specific certification, but it will likely be a bit south of the 279-mile NEDC figure.
After the EQC, Mercedes-Benz will release an electric saloon. Up to this point, there have been very few true luxury offerings in the electric vehicle segment, and Tesla's products (despite the big screens and interesting equipment) aren't quite on par - and the EQC is a model that's looking to change that. However, a closer look does reveal more than enough design cues to give away the fact this is a Mercedes crossover SUV with an alternative powertrain.
When fully charged, the battery in the EQC can provide a range of in excess of 450 kilometers (280 miles), according to measurements taken under to the outgoing New European Driving Cycle, not the World Harmonized Test Procedure that will become standard in the near future.
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The new Mercedes-Benz EQC has finally been revealed, with the German brand billing the electric SUV's unveiling as "the start of a new mobility era at Daimler".
Of course, we can't comment on the handling of the vehicle yet, and there's always the pull of that Mercedes badge and image to lure in customers, so maybe it will be able to corner a section of the market regardless.
Sitting on a bespoke platform for EQ models, the EQC is a bit longer than an I-Pace (but has a shorter wheelbase), with a grille at the front (no Tesla "No Grille" EV for MB) which is different to most MBs, a profile which is familiar Mercedes SUV and a back end which could belong to nearly any modern SUV. "Our decision to produce electric vehicles on the same line as models with combustion engines enables us to respond flexibly to demand and use plant capacity to best effect".
Mercedes CEO Dieter Zetsche said on Tuesday he hopes electric cars will make up 15 to 25 percent of its sales by 2025.