The Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV has been launched at INR Rs 99.30 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The price is introductory, valid for the first 50 customers and includes AC Wall Box charger, home electrical charger, 5 years unlimited on-road assistance, 5 years comprehensive service package, 5-year unlimited kilometers extended warranty, 8 years/160000kms battery cover.
With the launch of EQC, Mercedes-Benz has become the first automaker to introduce an all-electric luxury car in India, with no competition from the rival firms. The German automaker has planned for a phase-wise introduction of EQC for enhanced customer experience. Phase I comprises 13 locations in 6 cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai, whereas Phase II roll-out to cover other metros.
Mercedes-Benz’s densest network spread across India will support any charging & service related requirements for the EQC customers. For any intercity travel, Mercedes-Benz India has 100+ charging points in 48 cities across the country which are equipped with a wall box charging facility.
EQC Performance and Range
Mercedes-Benz EQC is powered by two electric motors at the front and rear axles with a combined output of 408hp & 700 Nm of Torque capable of 0-100 in just 5.1 seconds. The EQC has a range of 450 km (as per WLTP) at one full charge.
EQC head unit via navigation will guide customers to the nearest public charging station, making EQC, highly suitable for all kind of intracity travel and daily usability.
EQC Battery and Charging
EQC gets a floor-mounted 85kWh lithium-ion battery pack which is capable of a full charge from a standard 15A (3.4kW) domestic socket in 21 hours, 10 hours from a 7.5kW wall-box charger provided by Mercedes and 90min charging is possible via 50kW DC fast chargers.
With the vehicle’s battery management, the users can remotely check the EQC’s battery status, access the status of charging, available range and indication upon charging completion. The user can also remotely define the maximum status of the charge and set it as per convenience.
To ensure that the technical operating range is used to the maximum, the Mercedes-Benz EQC also charges its batteries when on the move through intelligent recuperation. The driver has a major influence on recuperation. He/she is also able to influence the recuperation level using so-called paddles behind the steering wheel. The paddle on the left increases the level of recuperation, the paddle on the right reduces it. The following stages are available:
- D + (coasting)
- D (low recuperation)
- D – (medium recuperation)
- D – – (high recuperation): This makes one-pedal driving possible because in most situations the recuperative deceleration is enough not to require the operation of the brake pedal.
Mercedes-Benz EQC Features and Safety
Taking care of the occupants’ safety, the EQC features 7 airbags, attention assist, PRE-SAFER system, ESP and Active Brake assist. It is equipped with unique features such as the Widescreen Cockpit, LED strip light front and rear, and the black panel radiator grill. The EQC’s interior is both progressive and modern, using renewable materials for the upholstery and featuring rose gold finishing. The MBUX intuitive system is a revolutionary infotainment system with natural voice control, touch-sensitive surfaces and seamless navigation.