Mercedes-Benz EQC Signals a German Onslaught Against Tesla

Mercedes-Benz EQC Signals a German Onslaught Against Tesla

The EQC will also include Mercedes-Benz's new user interface, MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience), which features a digital instrument panel and touch screen.

The mid-size electric SUV will go head-to-head with the likes of the Tesla Model X and the coming Jaguar I-Pace, due in October.

We won't know about the interior warmth until its late 2019 delivery for model year 2020. Both models are one of the better known EVs in the local market and benefit form the brand of cool that surrounds Tesla and its enigmatic boss Elon Musk.

The market for upscale electric cars is Tesla's to lose, with sales of its entry-level Model 3 sedan expected to reach about 50,000 cars this year and nearly double that in 2019.

"Electric now has a Mercedes - with the EQC, we are putting the first Mercedes-Benz of our new product and technology brand EQ onto the roads", said Britta Seeger, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG.

But this athletic-looking four-door crossover seems much more relevant to the ever-growing luxury electric SUV market that Tesla tapped and has everyone else playing catch-up. And more particularly, that the future models of its electric range "EQ" can correspond in all points to your expectations. Aside from Tesla, its chief competitors are the Audi e-tron quattro, Jaguar i-Pace, and BMW iX3. At the same time, the EQC "is a pioneer for an avant-garde electric look while representing the design idiom of Progressive Luxury".

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Under the hood, the EQC will reportedly feature a couple of electric motors powering each of the axles.

Another comparison between Tesla and Mercedes-Benz comes to their vehicle production line. Audi says its e-Tron can fully recharge (95 kWh) in only 30 minutes on a special 150-kilowatt charging system around which it was designed, meaning it can recover range 69 percent faster than the Mercedes can.

The company meant to invest 10 billion euros ($12 billion) on the electric-car push, but the spending has become "more than that", he said Tuesday, without specifying figures.

It's all-electric, although this isn't even Mercedes' first battery-powered auto.

The new EQC has a WLTP range of 249 miles - thanks to an 80Kwh battery - and develops 408PS. Mercedes plans to make its first electric vehicle at its factory in Bremen, where the automaker also makes its best-selling C-Class sedan. Prices are yet to be confirmed.

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