Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Mercedes Unveils First All-electric SUV

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Cristina Norman | 08 September, 2018, 16:22

Mercedes and other luxury brands are pushing aggressively into electric cars to challenge Tesla after its success in wooing wealthy buyers with the Model S. Including the Smart brand, which will abandon combustion engines in coming years, Daimler plans to offer 10 fully electric cars by 2022. The front motor will be tuned for maximum efficiency while the back motor will provide more performance.

The EQC has a range of 280 miles, and ultra-fast charging capability. However, instead of being dead-last among its premium electric crossover competition, the EQC 400 now boasts a better range at 279 miles than both the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-Tron, both of which use larger batteries (90 and 95 kilowatt-hours) to travel 240 and 249 miles respectively.

Under the hood, the EQC will reportedly feature a couple of electric motors powering each of the axles.

While Mercedes-Benz has launched its electric SUV now, there are already some early birds like Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-Pace.

Production of the EQC will take place in Bremen, Germany, from 2019. The latest video from do the new shows the profile of a serial electric vehicle, in addition, it allows to consider in more detail the individual elements of the exterior and interior. With the fastest charging systems, the EQC can go from 10% battery to 80% battery in roughly 40 minutes. And more particularly, that the future models of its electric range "EQ" can correspond in all points to your expectations. On the other hand, Mercedes-Benz is said to use the same production line used for their C-class, GLC and GLC Coupe.

The company meant to invest 10 billion euros ($12 billion) on the electric-car push, but the spending has become "more than that", he said Tuesday, without specifying figures.

Still, here's what we were able gather: The first-ever model will have a release date of September 4, which is today, in Stockholm.

Tesla has had few or no competitors so far, which includes authorized it to conveniently turn out to be the frontrunner as well as influence initial adopters to spend a quality for an all-electric auto from a pertinent unidentified, without top-quality track-record or even physical dealerships for maintaining together with support. We have details and gallery of the new SUV, the first of offering in the automaker's EQ brand.

On the inside, the EQC, as Mercedes says, features "avante-garde electro-look" with the MBUX user interface system.

Jaguar Land Rover has also introduced its first all-electric vehicle, the I-Pace.

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