The first all-electric car from Mercedes Benz is Mercedes EQC and it comes on the form of a compact electric SUV. Mercedes first unveiled this car in 2019 and it has been in production ever since. Mercedes plans to add 10 new models in EQC series soon. The concept for EQC was revealed at Pairs motor show in 2016. Although it is not as great as Tesla but it does excel in terms of luxury and in some other areas as well.
Let’s discuss all the features which you may be looking for in an EV below:
Battery, Range and Price
Mercedes EQC offers a real-world range of 360 km which is very close to Jaguar I-PACE. Range of Benz EQC may vary between 260 km and 510 km. While driving in a city in normal weather, you can squeeze up to 515 km out of the battery of this EV. But you gotta be careful while driving on a highway in a cold-weather because it can only offer a range of approximately 260 km.
Benz EQC houses a massive battery of 85 kWh out of which usable battery capacity is 80 kWh. This EV supports both methods of charging i.e. Fast charging and normal charging.
Fast Charging: The battery can be fast-charged by using a DC charger of 112 kW. A fast charger can charge the battery to provide a range of 288 km in just 35 minutes at a charging speed of 430 km/h.
Normal Charging: The battery can be charged by using an AC charger of 7.4 kW. The normal charger can charge the battery to provide a range of 360 km in 12 hours and 45 minutes at a charging speed of 28 km/h.
We have mentioned pricing options for some of the countries:
United Kingdom £65,640
India 1 Crore(Expected Price)
(The actual price of the vehicles may vary because of the accessories which you may buy with the EV and according to your country of residence. Please visit the official website for more details: https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/vehicles/passenger-cars/eqc/the-new-eqc/)
Performance and Interior
Mercedes EQC can go from 0 to 100 km/h in a whopping time interval of 5.1 seconds. The motor of this EV produces total torque of 760 Nm and total power of 300 kW. The top speed of the Benz EQC is 180 km/h which can certainly compete with almost every other EV in the segment.
Unlike every other Mercedes EQC does not have an infotainment system where the console should be. Benz EQC has a completely new design for its interior. Nothing can be compared with other models of cars from Mercedes. Benz EQC has individual controls for each and every accessory. There is a widescreen which will show you the speed cluster as well as the GPS.
There is plenty of legroom for people with all sorts of height. Mercedes is still unmatched in terms of comfort and luxury. The seats and other luxury options are common with other cars from Benz. The trunk can hold 17.66 cubic feet of luggage which is expandable to 50 cubic feet.
Safety and Warranty
Mercedes EQC was awarded a 5-star rating from NCAP(New Car Assessment Program). So you don’t have to worry about either your safety or of others while driving this car. It is made of aluminium and steel which provides increased safety. Other safety features include:
- Steering assist
- Adaptive cruise control
- Speed Limiter
- Emergency Braking
- Lane Keep Assist
- Rear Camera
- Traffic Sign recognition
- Rear Traffic Monitor
Benz provides best in class warranty for owners of this EV.
- 6 Years or 150,000 miles covered
- Roadside Assistance
- Benz Pick Up and Delivery
- Warranty of 8 Years or 100,000 miles for the battery
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