During the commercial shoot, a YouTuber found out about the Mercedes EQ range and when the Mercedes EQ SUV would come out.
Start prices for the Mercedes EQ SUV are expected to be around $55,000. (Rs. 35.62 lakh). Mercedes hasn’t said how much the car costs, even though it was made public on September 4, 2018. Let’s look at what’s happened since a YouTuber drove the concept EQC for the first time last year:
“WHAT’S INSIDE?” is a popular YouTuber. I got to drive the Mercedes EQC for a day. It is the first Mercedes-Benz EQ-Class electric car. The Mercedes EQ is still just a concept, but most of what it did was useful.
Mercedes EQ Official Page
Mercedes EQ Driving Range
The YouTuber says that the Mercedes EQ will have a range of 500 km. The Mercedes EQ will be able to go from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds.
Mercedes EQ SUV Design
Still just an idea, the electric SUV. So it didn’t have headlights that worked, but it had LEDs to make up for it. The entire profile isunique yet surprisingly similar to a Mercedes coupe SUV.
The car looks like polished steel because of the paint. The whole grille is black, and strips of LEDs run across it. Inside, there are panels with holes in them, which let the LED light shine through. You can make the background light any colour you want.
The backseat passengers have a large touchscreen display built into the backrest of the front seats. Both the infotainment system and the cluster of instruments are parts of a huge widescreen. The driver gets half of it, and the other half is for maps, music, etc.
The MercedesEQ Concept has a clean sheet of glass on top to let in as much light as possible. Instead of mirrors, there are cameras on the outside of the car, and there are screens on both sides of the dashboard. The inside mirror is a screen that shows what the camera in the back is seeing right now.
Mercedes EQ SUV Release Date
As we said in our last story, the Mercedes EQ SUV will go on sale in 2019, but it will be shown off in Stockholm on September 4, 2018. (scroll down for more info). The EQC is the first EQ-Class SUV. It is the same as the C-Class and GLC. In the same way, there will be the EQA and EQS. Read: Electric Cars in the Future
Mercedes EQ SUV Price
We expect the price of the Mercedes EQ SUV to be $55,000 (Rs. 35.62 lakh). The GLC starts at $40,000 right now (Rs. 25.9 lakh). To keep prices down, Mercedes is also building its own battery factory.
(Updated on 22/05/2018) Mercedes EQ to be Made in France
Mercedes-Benz said that it will invest about 500 million euros in its plant in Hamburg, which is in France. This is being done because in the coming years, the Mercedes EQ line of cars will be made here.
The Daimler-owned Hamburg Plant is only used to make Smart cars. Since it opened in 1997, no Mercedes cars have come out of that factory.
Mercedes has not said exactly when production of the EQ SUV will begin. Instead, they have only said, “Preparations for the new model will start soon in Hambach.”
Since 2007, the Hambach plant has been making batteries for Smart cars, which makes it a better place to make electric cars. And after 2020, Smart cars will only be able to run on electricity.
The first place to make Mercedes Electric cars is in Sindelfingen, Germany. The second one will be Hambach. Mercedes is putting a lot of money on electric cars. By 2022, they want to have ten different models of electric cars. The German company that makes cars thinks that electric cars will make up 15 to 20% of all sales.
(Updated on 15/06/18) Video shared by Mercedes-
Check out this cool video that Mercedes Benz shared, which shows how quiet the concept EQ is. Electric Vehicle fans keep saying that they will miss the sound of regular engines, but Mercedes is using that as a selling point.
(Last updated on July 18, 2018)
Supporting Infrastructure for Mercedes EQ
Mercedes-Benz knows that owning an electric car will be very different from owning other kinds of cars. Electric cars need a good ecosystem to back them up so that people will feel comfortable buying them.
Mercedes EQ will not only sell cars, but also other products and services that go with them. This includes a “wallbox” that lets you set up your own fast-charging station at home or work and a free app that lets you check on the status of your EQ car. Also, with the “charge & pay” system, it will be easy to charge your electric car at public stations. One will also be able to install a solar energy storage unit at their home or office. The EQ portfolio will cover all of these add-ons.
From the picture below, we think that the fast charging system for the wallbox will be pretty cool. To charge your Mercedes EQ, all you have to do is park over this fastcharger. Quite innovative!
Foundation of Mercedes-Benz: CASE (Connected | Autonomous | Shared | Electric)
Mercedes-Benz says on its website, “The mobility of the future at Mercedes-Benz will be built on four pillars: connected, autonomous, shared, and electric. Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz cars, says, “Concept EQ is the logical combination of all four pillars.” “Cars that don’t make pollution are the way of the future. And our new EQ brand is about a lot more than just electric cars. EQ stands for “a complete ecosystem of electric services, technologies, and new ideas.”
When cars are made from the ground up to be electric, their efficiency will go up by a lot. It will also change the way cars look a lot from how they look now.
Engineers will not have to make room for the engine and gearbox. This will give the designers more freedom of choice. Mercedes also plans to use the same architecture for more than one model, which will make the platform more flexible.
This is good for us as consumers because economies of scale will help bring down the price of electric cars.
Mercedes EQC Unveiling on 4th September (updated on 2nd-August-18)
The Mercedes-Benz EQC will be shown to the public for the first time on September 4, 2018, in Stockholm, Sweden.
Most likely, the Mercedes EQC will be shown at the US auto show in Las Vegas in November 2018. The Mercedes EQC is an electric SUV that will compete with vehicles like the Tesla Model X.
Dual motors will power the Mercedes-Benz EQC, which will be faster than most SUVs on the market right now. It will also be able to be charged quickly and will be able to drive at least 400 km. Even though the Mercedes eq release date is set for September 4, 2018, the car won’t hit the market until 2019.
Spied Testing in California + Official Teaser
Motoring recently put up pictures of the Mercedes-Benz EQ C taken by spies. People say that these pictures were taken in California’s Death Valley while the car was using the fast charger. A few months ago, the test mule for EQC was also seen. Look at this recent spy picture-
Just a day before the report came out, Mercedes-Benz also put out a teaser video. It uses the same test horse as EQ C. (Video Below). In the sunny Black Forest, Susie Wolff, Wilko Stark, and Michael Kelz test the Mercedes-Benz EQC (2019) in this video. These famous people also talked about their time with a fully electric Mercedes. The Jaguar i-Pace, the new Audi E-Tron, and the BMW iX3 will give the Mercedes-Benz EQ C a lot of trouble.
Mercedes-Benz EQ C Undergoes Hot Weather Testing (21-Aug-2018)
Mercedes keeps teasing us while we wait for the Mercedes Benz EQ C to come out on September 4. Mercedes has now released the video of Mercedes EQ C being tested in the desert in hot weather. The Mercedes electric SUV still has a lot of disguise on it.
Hot-weather testing is very important for cars because it is a harsh environment that puts the car through its paces so that it can be improved. In hot weather, electric cars can have trouble because the battery pack and motors can get too hot. Some electric cars have a way to cool the battery pack, and the Mercedes EQ C is likely to be one of them.
The production standard The EQ C is expected to have a 70 kWh battery that can power it for 300 miles. Just to be clear, the EQ C electric SUV will have two electric motors, one on each axle. This means that yes, it will be able to go 4×4. Watch the test video for hot weather:
Together, these motors should have about 400 PS of power. This can get it from 0 to 62 mph in just five seconds.
Mercedes-Benz said, “The EQC is being tested very hard and is going through a tough programme with about 500 different tests.” Before the official launch, 90 prototypes and 30 pre-production cars will drive several million kilometres across four continents. Special tests are also being done on the electric drive, the battery, and how the parts of the all-wheel-drive system work together.
First production-spec Mercedes EQC teaser (27-Aug-18)
As the Mercedes-Benz EQ C’s debut date gets closer, the German car company will start teasing their new electric SUV. On YouTube, the first teaser of the Mercedes EQC as it will look in real life has been posted.
The front of the EQC SUV is shown in this first teaser. In this teaser video, the DRL headlights are given a lot of attention. It looks like the LED stripe goes all the way to the front grille. We have never seen anything like this in a car before. Watch the sneak peek video-
The company also posted this on Twitter: “Mercedes-Benz is turning on the lights: On September 4, we will show our first all-electric Mercedes-Benz model from our new product and technology brand, EQ. Here’s the first part of the design. Don’t miss out!”
Mercedes-Benz EQC showcasing at 6:30 PM CEST (4th-Sept-18)
The Mercedes EQC will be shown off today in Stockholm, Sweden, just as planned. You can watch the press conference as it happens. Click Here (This will take you to Mercedes-Benz official website).
Mercedes-Benz ECQ Unveiled (First Look)
In Stockholm, Mercedes EQC was shown to the public. Check out our report (Production-spec Images)
See the first pictures of the EQC electric SUV.
It looks just like a real SUV (looks bigger than expected). Mercedes says that a lot of work went into making it fun to drive. and as safe as a Mercedes.