The eye-catching EQC marks MercedesBenz’s bold step into full-ev territory
After a slew of fanciful concepts, the Stuttgart luxury carmaker’s electrical vehicle branch EQ (Electric Intelligence) has unveiled its first production-ready model, the all-wheel-drive EQC.
A TALE OF TWO MOTORS
The EQC’S front motor has been optimised for low-to-medium speed efficiency, while the rear chimes in at higher speeds and also apportions lateral drive to oversee dynamic handling.
EQC owners are presented with three battery charging options. The watercooled 7,4 kw onboard charger accommodates domes- tic power outlet charging, with Mercedes’ Wallbox charger proving three times faster. DC fast charging is the most powerful option, giving 70% charge in 40 minutes.
The EQC will play host to a version of Mercedes-benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system with extended functionality specific to this model. In addition to ancillary voice control, the EQC’S MBUX also shows charge status, range and energy flow.
PADDLE-DRIVEN POWER SAVING
The driver can influence the four stages of the EQC’S braking recuperation using steering wheel-mounted paddles, with left increasing the level of recuperation and right reducing it. coasting low recuperation medium recuperation high recuperation allowing for one-pedal driving
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