Most of the companies are ready to manufacture electric vehicles, Mercedes-Benz is one such company, Mercedes-Benz is now focusing on introducing its first EQC in India. Mercedes-Benz is expected to launch EQC in India at the end of last year. But, The EV car was not launched in India last year. The company announced plans to launch it by April this year but was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Carmakers are all set to launch its first luxury SUV electric car in India soon.
We are committed to the EQC launch in India. But maybe at the end of July, August is somewhere where we see how fast we can get this. That’s our next initiative, we want to get everything right when we launch an electric car. It’s a full package and it’s an ecosystem by itself. It’s not just a car launch, but how we can take care of the entire EV ecosystem, what we can do at that point in time. The teams are working, I think it is a matter of a couple of more weeks and then we should be there with EQC also in India.
The EQC is powered by twin electric motors that develop 408PS and 760Nm, driving all four wheels. It draws power from an 80kWh battery pack and the all-electric SUV has a WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure) claimed range of just over 400km. Yes, the battery pack supports fast charging, juicing up from 10-80 percent in 40 minutes. It can do the 0-100kmph sprint in 5.1 seconds before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 180kmph.
- The electric SUV is likely to be priced around ₹ 1.25 crore (ex-showroom). When launched, the new EQC EV won’t see any direct competition in the country.