Mercedes-Benz announced the premiere of a serial electric carFebruary 16, 2018
The company Mercedes-Benz will present at the Geneva Motor Show in March its new serial electric car. The car will be sold under the EQ brand. According to InsideEVs, this is the first serial electric crossover EQ C. Sales of new items should begin next year.
One of the competitors of the car will be Tesla Model X. The model will be installed at an enterprise in the US state of Alabama, which will spend about one billion dollars on modernization. At the moment, the factory assembles models GLE, GLE Coupe and GLS.
According to unofficial data, the range of the car will be 500 kilometers. The serial car will be developed on the EVA architecture using high-strength steel and aluminum specially designed for electric cars. The crossover uses a new wiring system that allows you to transfer up to 100% of the torque to the front or rear axle if necessary.
According to preliminary data, the new electric family of the German brand will include two sedans, two crossover cars, and a hatchback that can compete with the BMW i3. The prototype of the latter was presented in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The prototype of the electric crossover Mercedes-Benz was introduced in September 2016 at the Paris Motor Show. The concept car Generation EQ was equipped with two electric motors with a total output of 300 kW (408 hp), which are located on the front and rear axle. The crossover is capable of accelerating from place to 100 km / h in less than five seconds. Thanks to a set of lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 70 kWh, the electric car can travel up to 500 kilometers without recharging.