Mercedes-Benz tested the EQC on public roadsMarch 26, 2018
The crossover will be built on the newly developed platform Electric Vehicle Architecture (EVA) and equipped with two electric motors
The first serial electric crossover Mercedes-Benz was seen during tests on public roads in Germany. Pictures of new items called EQC were published by Autocar. According to their data, sales of electric cars will begin in the first half of next year. The main competitors of the novelty will be Audi E-tron, Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X.
Judging by spy photos, the EQC design will resemble GLS. The crossover will be built on the newly developed platform Electric Vehicle Architecture (EVA). The design of the car will use high-strength steel and aluminum. The machine will receive 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 unofficial data, the novelty will be equipped with two electric motors. Acceleration to 100 km / h in the crossover will take less than 5 seconds. The reserve of the novelty will be 500 kilometers.
The car will be assembled at an enterprise in the US state of Alabama. For this, about one billion dollars will be spent on its modernization. At the moment, the factory assembles models GLE, GLE Coupe, and GLS.
The concept of the first eclectic Mercedes-Benz SUV was presented in the autumn of 2016 at the Paris Motor Show. The prototype called Generation EQ was equipped with two electric motors with a total capacity of 300 kW (408 hp).
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.