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 times to come and much would depend on the success of EQC.
- Get the live and latest updates from the launch of Mercedes-Benz EQC here.
That's all we have from this launch event
Do check out the first drive review of Mercedes-EQC on HTAuto/Youtube.
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.
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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Where can you buy a Mercedes-Benz EQC?
EQC will be sold in these six cities in first phase before Mercedes-Benz expands elsewhere.
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%.
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.
Mercedes aims to make owning EQC convenient
Mercedes India is ensuring a robust post-sales network to cater to the EQC.
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'.
Leaping into the future of mobility
Mercedes is targeting 50% of its global sales by 2030 to come from EVs and plug-in hybrids.
Mercedes-Benz's emission-free target for future
Mercedes has planned a strong offensive in sustainable mobility.
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.
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.
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.
Safety comes first
Mercedes-Benz EQC comes with seven airbags and a whole wide range active and passive driver assistance systems.
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.
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.
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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)
Here's the first-drive review of Mercedes-Benz EQC:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.