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Is Mercedes EQC Electric Car Truly A ‘Tesla Killer’? Just 673 Was Sold In Germany Since Launch

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Just 673 Mercedes-Benz EQC Electric car was sold in its home market, Germany, since launch over 6 months ago.

Mercedes plan to produce 50,000 units this year.

The question now is — Is it that people simply don’t want Mercedes electric cars; or they don’t want electric SUVs ?

Remember Tesla sales keeps increasing despite the Covid-19 pandemic.





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It’s been over six months since Mercedes-Benz revealed its first all-electric car. The electric EQC; known fully as Mercedes-Benz EQC400 4MATIC (EQ stands for “Electric Intelligence”); is the first of up to 10 all-electric models due before 2025.

But according to Federal Motor Transport Authority, auto-giant Mercedes sold just 397 EQC in Germany in 2019. This is followed by just 276 this year in its home country.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on production and deliveries in the months of March and April also contributed to the miserable sales this year.

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Unlike its petrol/diesel models, Mercedes hasn’t officially released sales figures for the EQC. But according to Mercedes’ interview with German media publication Handelsblatt, the sales have been a “total disaster.”

Dealers across the world revealed that there is simply no demand for the EQC and that the situation is a “catastrophe.”





Mercedes-Benz EQC

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Inside the EQC is a voice and touch controlled MBUX infotainment and navigation system, Heated seats and a new multi-function steering wheel with a touch pads.

Optional features include 64-color ambient lighting and Mercedes-Benz’s driver assistance package.

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It is powered by two asynchronous motors, one for the front axle and one for the rear axle, which give the car a combined 402 horsepower and 564 lb-ft of torque.

It’s top speed is also electronically limited to 112 mph and will move from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.

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The full-electric car will travel 200 miles on a full charge, a distance which is shorter than Jaguar I-Pace’s 240 miles and Tesla Model X 75D’d 237 miles range.

It’s 80kWh battery pack will take 40 minutes to charge from 10 percent to 80 percent using DC fast chargers.

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A standard 7.4kW onboard charger allows AC charging through either regular mains or high-voltage public charging stations.

Mercedes plan to produce 50,000 units this year.

The question now is — Is it that people simply don’t want Mercedes electric cars; or they don’t want electric SUVs?





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