- All-electric SUV to rival Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-tron
- 408 horsepower from two electric motors
- 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds, with zero tailpipe emissions
Mercedes’ new EQC all-electric SUV on display at Paris Motor Show
The new EQC all-electric SUV in unveiled by Mercedes-Benz.
Like its SUV shape suggests, the EQC has four-wheel drive that comes courtesy of two electric motors (one on each axle) with a combined output of 408 horsepower. Mercedes claims a 0-62mph time of 5.1 seconds. And, being a battery-powered EV, that impressive performance is obviously achieved with zero tailpipe emissions.
Provisional figures suggest a driving range of more than 280 miles according to old-style NEDC tests, although Mercedes hasn’t announced what that figure will be under the new WLTP standard.
The 80kWh lithium-ion battery can be charged with a maximum output of 110kW if you can find an appropriate charging station, and that powers the battery from 10-80% in around 40 minutes. No figure has yet been put on a full charge from Mercedes’ 7kW wallbox, or from a normal domestic socket.
The EQC features the same MBUX multimedia system found in the brand’s most recent models, but with some EQ-specific functions such as range display, charge status, energy flow and range-optimised navigation.