Mercedes-Benz has launched India’s 1st Premium Electric SUV the EQC priced at Rs. 99.30 Lakh. This price is valid for the First 50 bookings. The EQC goes on sale across six metro cities starting today which include Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. People outside these cities can also book their EQC using the Mercedes-Benz online app. We have driven the Mercedes EQC and to watch our video click here while read our review right here.
EQC 400 as the name suggests is based on the Mercedes GLC SUV. The EQC also shares the wheelbase dimensions with the GLC. Mercedes-Benz had first showcased the EQ in its concept form in 2018 Auto Expo and then it had its media reveal in 2020 while the car was shown to the public at the 2020 Auto Expo. The new Mercedes-Benz EQC comes powered with two electric motors with each motor placed on either axle.
The Mercedes EQC 400 comes powered with a 80kWh lithium ion battery that weighs around 650kgs. This battery is made up of 384 cells. The battery pack is powered by 2 asynchronous motors with a total capacity of 300 kW which translates to 408 hp and a overall torque of a mind boggling 760Nm putting it into the Super Car territory. It can achieve a limited top speed of 180 kmph and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds. On a full charge, the EQC can do a range of 471 kilometres.
Charging of the Mercedes EQC happens via a CCS or Type Two port on the rear wing of the car. You have three charge options to get this EV all ready, the first one is by using the DC fast charger that takes 40 mins to charge from 10% to 80%, then you have the AC wall charger that takes 8 to 12 hours for a full charge and lastly you have the normal charger using the 15 amp domestic plug that takes around 21 hours for a full charge which Is very handy when it comes to last mine connectivity. The EQC can do 400 plus kms in a single charge which is real good considering the premium comfort that it offers.
Mercedes-Benz has included the Wallbox charger in to ex showroom pricing of the EQC. Also to support the EQC owners Mercedes will get 100+ charge stations across 48 locations in India.