The All-Electric 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Is Finally Here
The search for clean energy sources has never been higher than it is today. One of the many industries that are heavily affected by the quest of clean energy is the automotive industry. This is the main reason why hybrid vehicles are crowding the roads nowadays. The next step after hybrid vehicles is the all-electric vehicles, and many companies have started presenting their contenders for the future.
Mercedes-Benz has a reputation of being the leader in the automotive world. Therefore, when all-electric cars started making their debut in the market, everyone wondered about whether Mercedes-Benz would contribute or not. Well, the answer is finally here as Mercedes-Benz has finally revealed its first ever all-electric vehicle the EQC-Class.
Mercedes-Benz has been teasing the all-electric vehicle lineup for quite a while now. The all-electric lineup of the Mercedes-Benz is expected to feature almost every category of vehicle, which includes sedans, hatchbacks, and SUVs.
The EQC-Class is the first vehicle announced out of the upcoming lineup. The EQC can be called an all-electric GLC-Class because it shares almost the same design aesthetics. This means that it is a crossover SUV based on the C-Class sedan. The reveal of the EQC has certainly given us the idea on how Mercedes-Benz plans to continue with the lineup.
Mercedes-Benz EQC has a range of over 200 miles. This is much less than the 300 miles range, which was claimed on the concept in Paris two years ago. However, the company assures the car can hit up to 280 miles on a full charge. We’ll have to wait and see when it goes on sale.
The EQC features two powerful electric motors that are capable of producing 402 HP and 564 lb-ft of torque. This incredible power propels the car from 0-60 mph in just over 4.9 seconds. This acceleration figure puts it on par with the Tesla Model X SUV. However, the claimed top speed I 112 mph is slower than the current competition. The good news is that this top speed is limited so let’s see if Mercedes-Benz decides to raise it before it goes on sale.
Mercedes-Benz EQC will only be available as an all-wheel drive SUV. This means that each electric motor is used to power each axle separately. This is better for power and torque distribution as it provides better handling and road grip.
Interior and Styling
When it comes to styling, the EQC resembles the GLC-Class a lot. This makes sense because it is actually based on the GLC-Class. The interior also tells the same story. In fact, it is hard to tell whether you are sitting in a GLC-Class or an EQC. The interior looks like a carbon copy of the GLC-Class, except for a few minor changes.
The Mercedes-Benz EQC is expected to go on sale in 2020. We will have to wait and see how many other vehicles are announced by the German automakers by then.