There is going to be a launch of the first-ever fully electric Mercedes-Benz across the globe under the new EQ brand. The EQC 400 4MATIC will be arriving in the United States dealerships in the beginning of 2020, where the price will start from 67,900 dollars.
The EQC will be featuring an all-new cutting-edge drive system equipped with compact electric drivetrains at each axle. For reducing power consumption, the electric drivetrains have been configured in a different way: the front electric motor is adjusted for achieving the highest efficiency in the low to medium load range, whereas the rear motor has been designed in order to create a sporty driving experience. All together, they will be generating a peak torque of 561 lb-ft and an output of 402 hp.
In the vehicle floor, the 80 killoWatthour high voltage lithium-ion battery pack is housed. At the time of braking or coasting, the mechanical rotation gets converted into electrical energy which is then used for charging the battery. This step is known as recuperation. Throughout this process, both electric motors work as generators. By doing this, maximum recuperative deceleration is achieved.
The EQC is created with the ground-breaking multimedia system Mercedes-Benz User Experience as standard, with several EQ-specific functions inclusive of the charge status, display of range, as well as, energy flow.
The Mercedes-Benz User Experience makes use of the standard EQ Optimized Navigation, as well as, the Mercedes me Charge in order for calculating the route which is most efficient for any trip. Mercedes-Benz User Experience suggest the shortest amount of time required for reaching any destination and utilizes online services for finding available DC Fast Charging stations for usage if the operating range is not sufficient. While Mercedes me Charge gives provision to drivers access to the greatest charging network in the US.