Mercedes-Benz EQC will be delayed due to battery problems

Mercedes-Benz EQC will be delayed due to battery problems

February 28, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

It is assumed that the delivery time of the all-electric crossover may change. Earlier, Mercedes-Benz had intended to start mass production of EQC this spring, but now changed plans. The company is set to start shipping in mid-2019. In this case, only VIPs will receive their cars, the rest will have to wait at least until November.

The problem lies in the production of batteries. A subsidiary of Daimler Accumobil is having difficulty increasing the production of batteries for EQC. Due to the delay, the electric crossover will experience additional difficulties with the competition, since its rival, Audi e-tron, will go to dealerships a few months earlier. At the same time, Audi also postponed the delivery of the crossover because of the need to refine the software, but the delay was only 4 weeks.

Initially, the Mercedes-Benz EQC will be sold in version 400. It is equipped with a pair of electric motors that generate 402 hp. and 765 Nm of torque. Acceleration to 100 km / h takes 5.1 seconds. The maximum speed is 180 km / h. The 80 kW / h battery is expected to provide a range of 450 km, but no official data has yet been announced.