Mercedes-Benz EQC unveiled, new electric mid-size SUV

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Underneath it all is a pair of asynchronous motors providing all-wheel drive, fed by an 80kWh lithium-ion battery. Output is rated at an impressive 300kW and 765Nm, promising 0-100kmh acceleration in just 5.1 seconds. The top speed is limited to 180km/h.

As standard the EQC comes with a water-cooled onboard charger (ODC) with a capacity of 7.4kW, which is ideal for AC charging at home or at a public charging station. Alternatively, buyers can option for the Mercedes-Benz Wallbox which charges up to three times faster. In around 40 minutes, the battery can be recharged from 10 per cent to 80 per cent. With a full charge the EQC offers an average (NEDC) range of 450km.

Some of the high-tech features that will be offered with the EQC include “pre-entry climate control”, which is capable of pre-warming or cooling the cabin remotely via the Mercedes me App or through scheduling, as well as EQ-optimised sat-nav which calculates routes based on shortest charging times and most efficiency.

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