Mercedes-Benz has been teasing the all-electric EQC crossover ahead of its launch today, with a new video out showing off the car’s profile. This launch is the latest from the Germans aiming to take the fight to current EV champ Tesla Motors.
The launch of the first-generation Roadster by Tesla proved to the world that the company could build a world-class EV with a realistic driving range and still outperform conventional supercars without breaking a sweat. After the release of the Model S sedan, it became clear just how much the American EV maker had progressed as compared to other global manufacturers. Tesla’s numero uno position was further cemented in position by the subsequent launch of the Model X crossover and Model 3 compact sedan.
Automakers all over the globe are finally pulling the wraps off their own electric cars developed in the wake of Tesla blowing the gates to futuristic EVs wide open quite a few years ago. Some manufacturers are simply adding electric cars to their lineup like Jaguar with the I-Pace or Porsche with the forthcoming Taycan (previously Mission E concept). Mercedes-Benz, on the other hand, has a far more detailed plan in place when it comes to EVs. The German automaker floated a new sub-brand called EQ under which it will market its new range of EVs. The first product to spearhead the offensive is the EQC compact crossover.
The Mercedes-Benz EQC is very similar in size to the GLC crossover. The company is keeping the car’s design as identical as it can to the Generation EQ concept it previewed two years ago. Regular and generous teaser images and details of the EV were being released by EQ, all building up to the unveiling today. Lots of little details of the EQC were released in the video through numerous quick cuts.
Mercedes-Benz will unveil the EQC later today, complete with full specifications on the build. What we can expect from the brand for sure is two electric motors working as prime movers. Together, these motors should be good for 400hp combined, capable of sending the crossover to the ton under five seconds. A driving range of almost 400km on a single charge. Tesla finally has a full suite of rivals, what with other manufacturers like Polestar, Jaguar, Audi, and others joining the electric vehicle market in a big way.