First Fully Electric Mercedes-Benz EQC Coming In Early 2020

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC, to be released in the U.S. in early 2020, is the first fully electric vehicle from the legendary automotive label. The EQC 400 4MATIC will be launched under the new EQ brand. The car possesses the reliable comforts, feel, look and design of an all-wheel-drive Mercedes-Benz SUV, propelled by 100% electric power.

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The EQC features an all-new advanced drive system with compact electric drivetrains at each axle. To reduce power consumption, the electric drivetrains are configured differently: the front electric motor is optimized to achieve the highest efficiency in the low to medium load range, while the rear motor is designed to create a sporty driving experience. Together, they generate an output of 402 hp and a peak torque of 561 lb-ft.

The lithium-ion battery in the vehicle’s floor has a total capacity of 80 kWh. For maximum use, the car charges the batteries while moving. How? When coasting or braking, the mechanical rotation is converted into electrical energy and used to charge the high-voltage battery (recuperation). During this process, both electric motors are used as generators. This achieves the maximum recuperative deceleration.

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The EQC comes with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, with multiple EQ-specific functions like the display of range, charge status and energy flow. MBUX utilizes the standard EQ Optimized Navigation and Mercedes me Charge to calculate the most efficient route for any trip.

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If the mile range is not enough to get to your destination, MBUX finds available DC Fast Charging stations nearby. Mercedes me Charge gives drivers of the EQC access to the largest charging network in the U.S. The onboard charger makes the most from available external power, with the battery able to recharge from 10% to 80% in 40 minutes. EQ-optimized navigation, driving modes, charging current and departure time can also be controlled and set via MBUX.

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The interior of the EQC is comfortable for driver and passengers alike, a feature found in all Mercedes-Benz cars.

An electric start to 2020 is coming with the Mercedes-Benz EQC.

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