Mercedes-Benz is about to join the electric car family with its new EQC. As we speak, prototypes are running around Europe and Mercedes-Benz released another video showing an EQC prototype heat testing in the Tabernas desert in Andalusia, Spain.
2018 and 2019 will be remembered as the years when the mainstream motoring manufacturers took the fight to Tesla with their own versions of all-electric vehicles. Jaguar was the quickest out the blocks with its I-Pace, with the Audi E-Tron and Mercedes-Benz EQC expected to be revealed in September 2019. BMW will be launching an iX3 soon too.
Mercedes-Benz is putting the finishing touches on its EQC, which is the brand's first volume electric car. The C denotes where it sits in the range, a GLC-sized SUV if you will. It rides on a modular platform called Modular Electric Architecture (MEA) which is expected to spawn a number of electric cars from the three-pointed star. The EQC is expected to feature all-wheel drive, boast a 0-100 time of under 5 seconds and a range of around 480 km. The batteries will be stored in the floor, making for a low centre of gravity and a sporty drive.
Mercedes-Benz is expected to launch at least nine more electric cars by 2025, most of which we'd assume will be SUVs. The expected reveal is in early September in Sweden. Audi will show off its E-Tron at the end of September 2018 at an event in San Francisco, United States of America.
2019 Mercedes-Benz EQC Video