The tests of electric crossover Mercedes showed on videoAugust 6, 2018
The company Mercedes-Benz has tested its first production crossover EQC in the Black Forest mountain range in Germany. The corresponding video was published on the YouTube channel of the German brand. At the moment, the company’s engineers have built more than 200 prototype cars for testing in different parts of the world. The official premiere of the novelty is to be held in September this year. The main competitors of EQC will be Audi E-tron, Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X.
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.
On the video, the electric crossover is hidden under the camouflage. EQC is 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 all-wheel-drive system that will allow up to 100% of torque to be transferred 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.
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 concept of the first electric all-terrain vehicle Mercedes-Benz was presented in autumn 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).