Mercedes EQC To Launch In India In The Coming Time

by Mohammed Burman | 20/06/2020
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The Mercedes EQC will come to India in a few weeks and become the first all-electric SUV in the country.

The Mercedes EQC was unveiled in September 2018 and expected to be launched in India by end-2019. Nevertheless, the German luxury automaker could not launch the electric SUV at that time. After that, a showcase was held in January to announce that the launch of the SUV would take place in April. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the launch has been further delayed to a later time.

mercedes eqc front

The Mercedes EQC will be launched in India in the foreseeable future.

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The Mercedes EQC is a pure electric version of the Mercedes GLC. It will be offered with only one variant: 400 4MATIC. Two electric motors in the front and rear axles drive the wheels, giving the SUV the driving features of an all-wheel driving system. These two motors deliver 300 kW (408 PS) against 765 Nm. The SUV can accelerate from a standstill to 100 kmph in 5.1 seconds and it is able to reach a maximum speed of 180 kmph.

mercedes eqc interior

The Mercedes EQC will become the first luxury pure-electric in India.

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A 652-kilogram 80 kWh Lithium battery package can offer a driving range of 376 - 417 kilometres as per WLTP. Noteworthily, WLTP has a tendency to give a shorter range than the NEDC; however, the former is a more realistic one. Previously, as per NEDC, the range of the electric SUV was reported to stand at 445 - 471 kilometres per charge. Refer to the table below for a detailed representation of the charging time of the Mercedes EQC with several types of chargers.

Aspects

Specifications

Max external charging power

110 kW

Max internal charging power

7.4 kW

Charging time (10-100% SOC) with 2.3 kW household socket (10-100% SOC)

41 hours

Charging time (10-100% SOC) with 7.4 kW AC charger

11 hours

Charging time (10-80% SOC) with 110 kW DC charger

40 minutes

The Mercedes EQC is manufactured at Bremen factory of Mercedes-Benz in Germany and will be imported to India through the CBU route. It is likely to be priced at over INR 1.25 crore (ex-showroom). In Germany, it costs EUR 59,900 (INR 51,27,206.46) when excluding VAT) and EUR 71,281 (INR 61,01,375.69) when including VAT.

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