With the launch of Mercedes-Benz EQC, India’s largest luxury carmaker, Mercedes-Benz, today began the new age of future mobility in the luxury segment. The launch of the EQC reflects the contribution of Mercedes-Benz to the path of the automotive industry towards a sustainable future and marks a major step towards the “Ambition 2039” of Mercedes-Benz, which seeks to attain climate-neutral mobility. EQC today is India’s most expensive electric car. EQC big brothers the EQS SUV & EQE sedan are also under final stages of testing and will take the center stage in 2021, at the pace Mercedes is progressing don’t surprise that they will arrive in India the very same year.

Mercedes-Benz boss Ola Källenius has clearly defined that Mercedes wants to build the most desirable electric cars in the world and the Indian department is surely succeeding into that vision for future. The EQC ecosystem aims to take charge of the whole consumer experience, including the online or offline purchasing of the car through a showroom, creative DFS financing packages, servicing and charging assistance through the esteemed and vast network of 100 outlets in 48 cities across Mercedes-Benz India, an industry-first battery cover and a bunch of best-in – class service packages.

Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, and Santosh Iyer, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, launched the EQC in India through a virtual event hosted from the Centre of Excellence of the company in Chakan, Pune.

Launching India’s first luxury EV, Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO commented, “EQC is one of the most anticipated cars in the luxury space and we are glad to pioneer a new segment in India, that of the Luxury EV. We are excited to launch this car for our discerning customers in India who always wanted a practical electric car with a long range, which is very stylish, extremely refined and fun to drive, laden with the latest generation intuitive technology, extremely safe, has zero tailpipe emission, and -most importantly- a pure Mercedes. The EQC meets all these criteria of today’s tech savvy customers as it combines effortlessly design, functionality, technology and luxury together in a unique package. Our objective is to put our combined experience and understanding of the Indian market and customers behind the EQC, and create a long-term, worry-free, sustainable and green mobility ecosystem in India. The EQC will become a torch-bearer towards sustainable luxury in India.”

Smart Futuristic Exteriors and Interiors that provide sustainable luxury

The EQC emanates comfort and modernity, making SUV convenience meets the sleekness of the sports car.  The design language of the EQC interacts with progressive precision, evidenced by unique features such as the Widescreen Cabin, front and rear LED strip light, and the black radiator grill plate. The interior of the EQC is both innovative and conservative, using sustainable upholstery materials and featuring in rose gold finish. With natural voice modulation, touch-sensitive surfaces and smooth navigation, the MBUX intuitive system is a progressive infotainment system.

Plan Your journey in advance

Users can remotely monitor the battery status of the EQC with the vehicle’s battery control, access charging status, available range and confirmation upon completion of charging. The user may also limit the optimal charge status remotely and set it according to preference.

Intelligent recuperation

The Mercedes-Benz EQC also charges its batteries when on the move by intelligent recuperation to ensure that the functional operating capacity is used to the full. Driver will be able to use so-called paddles behind the steering wheel to control the recuperation level.

In the EQC, safety features:

The EQC has 7 airbags, focus support, Pre-Safe system, ESP and Active Brake support, taking care of the safety of the passengers.

Technical data

CO2 emissions0 g/km
Power consumption (NEDC)(20.8 – 19.7 kWh/100 km)
Range (WLTP)445 – 471 km
Drive system2 asynchronous motors, all-wheel drive
Output300 kW (408 hp)
Peak torque760 Nm
Top speed180 km/h (governed)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.1 s
BatteryLithium-ion
Battery energy content (NEDC)80 kWh
Battery weight652 kg
Length/width (incl. mirrors)/height4,761/1,884 (2,096) /1,624 mm
Wheelbase2,873 mm
Luggage compartment (depending on equipment fitted)approx. 500 l
Kerb weight (EC)/perm. gross vehicle weight/payload (EC)2,495/2,940/445 kg

EQC Network: 6 cities, 13 sites

The EQC will be distributed from 6 metros of Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai, in addition to being sold via the e-commerce platform of Mercedes-Benz India. In order to experience the EQC on-ground, EQC customers will have access to 13 dealerships and outlets around these cities.

Charging locations

Mercedes-Benz will have charging stations located across 48 cities across the world at over 100 + locations. This will assure that with any intra or intercity commute, a customer will still make their way to a charging station. Customers are supplied with a wall box for easy charging at home or in the workplace.

Costing

The new Mercedes-Benz EQC is priced at INR 99,30 lakhs (ex-showroom, India, all prices).

For the first 50 units, the price includes

AC Wall Box charger, home electric charger, 5 years of unlimited on-road assistance, 5 years of extensive service plan, 5 years of limitless extended warranty, battery cover of 8 years/160000kms.

Satvika Kushwaha
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