Mercedes-Benz EQ family

Fredrick Soto
September 8, 2018

The front electric motor is optimised for best possible efficiency, while the rear one determines dynamism, according to the company.

It's the most hotly anticipated Mercedes-Benz model this year, especially for the budding new age of consumers who are more concerned about saving the planet than outright speed or shows of luxury. EQ stands for Electric Intelligence, and will be applied to future electric models. "We are therefore investing more than ten billion euros in the expansion of our EQ model portfolio, and more than one billion euros in global battery production". And if you're going to look at its concept model, then it probably would have dual motors that churn out 402 HP in a distance of 250 to 300 miles.

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.

LMC Automotive, the rival of IHS Markit, voices the same opinion.

Daimler-owned Mercedes, BMW and Volkswagen's Audi and Porsche divisions are all gunning for the $52 billion Californian upstart, with early publicity efforts emulating its tech-industry halo. This seems to be the standard level now for electric luxury SUVs, on par with the Jaguar and the Tesla Model X. The time to a full charge, and the time to charge on a regular household outlet, have yet to be released.

What do you think - does that star emblem have enough pulling power to make up for the rather disappointing spec?

Australians for now starved of electric vehicles. An electric version of the GLB will launch in late 2020 and an electric version of the S class could roll out in 2020. Cloaked in a visually stunning body created from carbon fibre, extreme levels of technology and functional design define the PF0, delivering a staggering performance for a road vehicle: a stated ambition to accelerate from 0-100 kmph in less than two seconds, break the 400 kmph top speed barrier, and provide a potential zero-emissions range of over 500 km.

In place of a conventional grille, the EQC has a large black-panel surface. A similar design element is echoed in the rear.

Central to the in-cabin experience is Mercedes' new multimedia system. "Stay tuned for the live stream, September 4, 6:30 p.m (CEST)", reads the message, which was posted about 9 hours ago on Mercedes-Benz's official Facebook page.

Classic style: The EQC blends austere Mercedes style with futuristic looks.

Mercedes will start series production of the EQC in 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen.

Daimler plans to offer 10 fully electric cars by 2022, abandoning combustion-engine run vehicles.

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