Mercedes make public Electric Auto in German Challenge to Tesla

Mercedes-Benz EQC prototype testing in Black Forest

Interestingly, Mercedes is preparing to present its first exclusively electric model, the EQC family SUV not in Germany, but in Stockholm, Sweden. However, Mercedes-Benz seemed to have second thoughts about the driving range communicated for the USA - perhaps after criticism that 200 miles didn't quite cut it. With the fastest charging systems, the EQC can go from 10% battery to 80% battery in roughly 40 minutes.

The EQC has a range of 280 miles, and ultra-fast charging capability.

As electric cars take over from combustion engines, in coming years, Daimler plans to offer 10 fully electric cars by 2022.

The production model will establish in Bremen next year.

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On the inside, the EQC, as Mercedes says, features "avante-garde electro-look" with the MBUX user interface system.

Leading luxury vehicle manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has reportedly unveiled its first all-electric SUV, EQC crossover, two years after its concept SUV debuted at the Paris Motor Show.

Tesla has the Model X SUV and the Model S luxury sedan, each costing more than $100,000.

Tesla has had virtually no competition up to now, enabling it to persuade early adopters to pay a premium for its pioneering cars. EQC will be an all-wheel drive vehicle and reportedly has 200 miles of battery range.

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In a further effort to assist with energy demand on the battery, Mercedes have also added various driving profiles with different dynamics, plus a multi-stage adjustable recuperation, in which the energy is recovered in the generator, instead of being dissipated as heat when braking. In addition, a few weeks after the premiere EQC debut electric crossover Audi e-tron, but the latter is much superior to all of the above models.

The EQC's estimated range is lower than the stated ranges from upcoming competitors like the Jaguar I-Pace (up to 240 miles) and Audi e-tron (over 248 miles), which are expected to arrive at U.S. dealerships later this year and in 2019, respectively.

Expect the Mercedes-Benz EQC to start in the $70,000 range.

The Model X 75D gets 75Kwh battery pack while I-Pace has a bigger 90Kwh powerhouse.

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"It's huge news for Mercedes-Benz, and a real signal in this space that we are about to have a lot of options when it comes to the electric category, luxury, and the sweet space with crossover vehicles", Warren said Wednesday in an interview on Cheddar.

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