Mercedes EQC electric SUV launched in India: Highlights

EQC is Mercedes-Benz's foray into the world of battery-powered mobility.Mercedes-Benz is looking at offering a number of all-electric products in the
EQC is the first all-electric offering from Mercedes-Benz. (Photo - Sabyasachi Dasgupta)
EQC is the first all-electric offering from Mercedes-Benz. (Photo - Sabyasachi Dasgupta)

EQC from Mercedes-Benz is the company's first all-electric offering and it will be officially launched in the country today. The EQC marries the iconic comfort and luxury quotient of a Mercedes vehicle with the new-age battery-powered core that promises to open up new roads of mobility. Mercedes has been eager to join the electric bandwagon the world over but its decision to launch the EQC in India at a time when some rivals still feel the market isn't quite ready is a bold statement of intent.

Catch live and latest updates from the launch event of Mercedes EQC here:

08 Oct 2020, 03:26 PM IST

That's all we have from this launch event

Do check out the first drive review of Mercedes-EQC on HTAuto/Youtube.

08 Oct 2020, 03:22 PM IST

Mercedes-Benz EQC has been launched in India

Mercedes has made a big statement of intent with the official launch of EQC electric SUV in India. Check out the full launch report for all the price, specs, review and other details, here.

08 Oct 2020, 03:07 PM IST

What is the price that Mercedes-Benz EQC starts at?

EQC from Mercedes starts at 99.3 lakh for the first 50 units.

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08 Oct 2020, 03:03 PM IST

Where can you buy a Mercedes-Benz EQC?

EQC will be sold in these six cities in first phase before Mercedes-Benz expands elsewhere.

08 Oct 2020, 03:01 PM IST

Range anxiety? Mercedes tells you how to charge EQC

Here are ways to charge Mercedes-Benz EQC and how much time it will take to reach 100%.

08 Oct 2020, 02:55 PM IST

Mercedes banks on people looking at making a change to EQC

Mercedes says EQC will especially find favour among those looking for all that the brand promises with the added advantage of being an emission-free luxury commute option.

08 Oct 2020, 02:50 PM IST

Mercedes aims to make owning EQC convenient

Mercedes India is ensuring a robust post-sales network to cater to the EQC.

08 Oct 2020, 02:49 PM IST

Here's the first glimpse of the Mercedes-Benz EQC

Mercedes takes off the cover from the EQC electric SUV. The carmaker says EQ stands for 'Electric Intelligence'.

08 Oct 2020, 02:41 PM IST

Leaping into the future of mobility

Mercedes is targeting 50% of its global sales by 2030 to come from EVs and plug-in hybrids.

08 Oct 2020, 02:40 PM IST

Mercedes-Benz's emission-free target for future

Mercedes has planned a strong offensive in sustainable mobility.

08 Oct 2020, 02:33 PM IST

Launch event of Mercedes-Benz EQC starts

All eyes would be on pricing which could, also, decide how many make the switch to a luxury electric SUV.

08 Oct 2020, 02:26 PM IST

Launch event for Mercedes-Benz EQC to start shortly

Mercedes is all set to drive in its first all-electric offering in India - the EQC SUV. Stay tuned for the official price reveal.

08 Oct 2020, 02:14 PM IST

What is Mercedes hoping to achieve with EQC in India?

Santosh Iyer, Vice-President - Sales and Marketing at Mercedes-Benz India tells HT Auto that a lot of planning went into the decision to drive in EQC here, a decision based on the global vision at Mercedes to speed up its EV gameplay. "It is a start," he says. "In first phase, people who already have a Mercedes would want to opt for EQC before other - possibly first-time buyers - also start considering it."

Full interview will be out on HTAuto shortly. So, stay tuned.

08 Oct 2020, 01:49 PM IST

Safety comes first

Mercedes-Benz EQC comes with seven airbags and a whole wide range active and passive driver assistance systems.

Mercedes-Benz EQC will be the first EV to launch in India from the German giants. (Photo - Sabyasachi Dasgupta)
Mercedes-Benz EQC will be the first EV to launch in India from the German giants. (Photo - Sabyasachi Dasgupta)
08 Oct 2020, 01:31 PM IST

Mercedes EQC offers aplenty creature comforts

The cabin of the EQC electric SUV features the massage functionality on the front two seats. These include pulse and wave, and while both are hardly overbearing in any way, they are effective enough to add a bit more comfort on long drives. These seats also support heating functionality.

08 Oct 2020, 01:04 PM IST

Drive modes on offer in the Mercedes-Benz EQC

There are multiple drive modes in the Mercedes EQC - much like in all its siblings, and while one can engage the Sport mode to extract peak performance, it is the Comfort mode that is likely to remain the firm favourite on daily commutes.

08 Oct 2020, 12:24 PM IST

In other news

MG has launched a premium SUV in the Indian market. Read the full launch report of Gloster here.

08 Oct 2020, 09:52 AM IST

What does the launch of EQC mean for the larger EV movement in India?

Several car makers still see India as a market not quite ready for electric vehicles. As such, while these companies march in with EV products in other markets, steer clear of India.

EQC may change minds in rival camps though. (Read more here)

08 Oct 2020, 09:51 AM IST

Here's the first-drive review of Mercedes-Benz EQC:

08 Oct 2020, 09:32 AM IST

Mercedes determined to go all electric

EQC is only the start with Mercedes planning a a plug-in minivan dubbed EQV as well as a compact EQA hatchback.

08 Oct 2020, 08:41 AM IST

How much of a Mercedes is Mercedes EQC?

Mercedes is an iconic brand renowned as much for the drive capabilities its cars offer as a luxurious cabin. The EQC seeks to bring in a breath of fresh air to these attributes and while it does not try too hard to turn heads, it does offer a clean profile - inside and out. Oh, and there is a massive 12.3-inch dual infotainment screen on the dash, just in case you were wondering.

08 Oct 2020, 08:26 AM IST

Drive the distance

There is a belief that someone buying a luxury vehicle hardly ever bothers about mileage. Well, the mileage - or range in this case, will be crucial for someone opting to consider EQC.

Mercedes says the car can travel around 350 kilometres on a single charge.

08 Oct 2020, 08:16 AM IST

Battery powers luxury

Mercedes EQC is powered by a 80kWH lithium-ion battery with a warranty cover of eight years. The company claims that the battery has been tested in extreme conditions around the world and can be recharged from zero to full in around 10 hours while access to a DC charger will sharply bring down that time to just 90 minutes.

08 Oct 2020, 07:52 AM IST

Dawn of electric luxury on wheels

EQC is expected to grab a whole lot of eyeballs because it will become the first such offering in the luxury car market here. And while the likes of Jaguar and Audi also have plans of driving in their much-acclaimed EVs here, Mercedes could benefit from being an early mover.

First Published Date: 08 Oct 2020, 07:52 AM IST

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