Mercedes-Benz reveals all-electric EQC

Andrew Cummings
September 7, 2018

Accepting this fact, Mercedes-Benz has finally unveiled its first ever all-electric auto - the EQC400 4MATIC.

The EQs, which stands for "electric intelligence", aren't the first pure-electric cars from the Stuttgart, Germany-based automaker. The company never hid the fact that concept was meant to preview the real deal, and indeed, it did just that. The EQC will be will be similar in size to the company's GLC crossover.

Mercedes-Benz has gone through some serious investment into building their electric vehicle line-up, both structurally and monetarily. Even Bentley has plans for an all-electric ultraluxury sedan by 2020. Besides some subtle blue decorations and exterior decorations, there is a black panel running under the grill between the headlights.

A flashy reveal before legions of automotive journalists; The debut of the Mercedes EQC looks just like most others at first glance.


Sources claim that the all-electric SUV would be integrated with a slick MBUX 10.25-inch display integrated infotainment system that dominates the dashboard, 19-inch wheels, heated seats, rose gold accents and adaptive headlights.

The EQC 400 comes with a 80kWh battery. It sports an all-new drive system with compact drivetrains at each axle.

Inside, the EQC is a mix of typical Mercedes-Benz interior bits and unique-to-EQ design traits. "Stay tuned for the live stream, September 4, 6:30 p.m (CEST)", reads the message, which was posted about 9 hours ago on Mercedes-Benz's official Facebook page.

Mercedes-Benz, the world's largest maker of luxury automobiles, is rolling out its first in a series of battery-powered vehicles, adding to a growing array of high-end brands targeting Tesla Inc.


Total maximum driving range on the EQC 400 for the European version will be 279 miles, according to the 52-page press release Mercedes released for the occasion.

While the Mercedes EQC looks like it's aimed at Tesla's Model X SUV the specs say that Mercedes still has some catching up to do.

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Fielding questions about whether the company could launch more variants as the electric market explodes, Zetsche said that the planned 10 electric variants would already allow Daimler to cater to 60 percent of its relevant electric cars market.


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