Mercedes-Benz’s second batch of EQC electric cars opens pre-orders

Saptarshi Mondal

this Mercedes-Benz EQC Was the first luxury electric car in India. At that time Launched in October last year. The company stated that the demand for EQC exceeded their expectations, although it was initially launched in only six metro cities as part of the first phase of the launch plan.

now, Benz Announced the second batch of EQC in India, and will reopen reservations starting today. Customers can book cars online or at the nearest dealership.

  • The second batch is open for booking
  • The price remains the same
  • Equipped with upgraded car charger

Mercedes-Benz EQC: Now get an 11kW charger

Mercedes has expanded EQC’s retail network. It will now be available in 50 cities in the country, allowing it to reach a wider audience.

Mercedes has also upgraded the car charger on the EQC. The previously available 7.5kW car charger has been replaced by an 11kW charger, making it the same as the charger provided by Audi e-tron. Mercedes-Benz claims that this reduces the charging time, and it now takes 7 hours and 30 minutes to charge 10% to 100% instead of the previous 11 hours.

Mercedes-Benz EQC: What we know so far

The EQC is driven by two asynchronous motors, one on each shaft, producing a combined output torque of 408hp and 700Nm. According to the WLTP cycle, it has a driving range of 370-414 kilometers, and its energy is stored in a floor-standing 80kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

Charging time varies depending on the power source, and it takes 21 hours to fully charge from a standard 15A (3.4kW) household socket. However, with a DC fast charger, you can charge the battery from 10% to 100% in 90 minutes. As mentioned earlier, you can also get the 11kW car charger provided by Mercedes.

EQC shares its foundation with internal combustion engines GLC, Although Mercedes has made extensive modifications to the car’s styling to make sure it stands out. It is characterized by smooth flow curves, unique grille and headlight treatments, and some blue tones. Inside, although the dual-screen infotainment system and dashboard are very familiar, details such as the bronze inserts in the air-conditioning vents and the unique seat design make it unique for electric vehicles.

Mercedes-Benz EQC: price and competitors

The price of the first batch of EQC in India is 1.06 crore (excluding showroom), and the price of the second batch may remain unchanged. The second batch of EQC will arrive in October 2021.It can be comparable to other luxury electric cars in the field, such as Jaguar I-Pace with Audi e-tron.

See also:

Mercedes-Benz EQG concept previews electric G-class SUV

Mercedes-Benz EQC India review, test drive

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC India video review

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