The All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV: The Complete Guide

Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV

Overview


Mercedes-Benz, simply known as Mercedes, is a leading global luxury automative manufacturer based in Germany. The company is headquartered in Stuttgart and is famed for its high quality passenger vehicles, to include the Mercedes-Maybach. However, the company is also a leader in manufacturing commercial vehicles, to include the plug-in Mercedes eSprinter commercial EV and the plug-in Mercedes eVito electric van.

Mercedes-Benz EQ is the sub-brand used by the company for its portfolio of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and mild hybrids. The pure electric cars are branded as EQ, while the PHEVs are branded as EQ Power. The mild hybrid vehicles are branded as EQ Boost. The BEV portfolio includes:

  • The all-electric EQC SUV
  • The all-electric EQV MPV
  • The all-electric EQA
  • The all-electric EQS
  • The all-electric EQB


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The All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV


The all-electric Mercedes EQC is the first member of the Mercedes EQ electric mobility family. The electric EQC is based on the Generation EQ concept which was unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, with the production model making its debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.  The EQC is based on the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV model and is also a five-seater vehicle. 

As you would expect from Mercedes, the EQC is a highly refined pure electric SUV. The five-seater SUV has ample headroom and legroom for rear seat passengers and also a decent boot size. As the electric vehicle (EV) has been developed on a dedicated EV platform, the EV battery is neatly placed below the floor, creating more interior space. This luxurious electric SUV is a perfect family SUV for those seeking luxury, practicality, safety and style in a zero-emission electric vehicle. The EV comes in one battery size (80 kW) and can be rapid charged up to 110 kW. The electric range is a comfortable 245 miles.

Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV
The All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV (credit: Mercedes)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Variants (2 Options)
EQC 400 4MATIC Sport (from £65,720)
EQC 400 4MATIC AMG Line (from £67,715)

PROSCONS
Built on a dedicated EV platformCheaper alternatives available
High quality interior specifications and infotainmentDC charging only up to 110kW and on board charger only 7.4kW
Stylish, luxurious and comfortable to driveAlternative e-SUVs have better electric range

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (80 kWh)
Charging:110 kW DC rapid charging (10%-80% SOC: 40 mins). On-board charger 7.4 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1622
Width (mm):2096
Length (mm):4761
Wheelbase (mm):2864

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 16.7 kWh£2.40
Battery net capacity : 30.0 kWh£4.32
Battery net capacity : 39.2 kWh£5.64
Battery net capacity : 45.0 kWh£6.48
Battery net capacity : 50.0 kWh£7.20
Battery net capacity : 64.0 kWh£9.22
Battery net capacity : 71.0 kWh£10.22
Battery net capacity : 77.0 kWh£11.09
Battery net capacity : 90.0 kWh£12.96
Battery net capacity : 100.0 kWh£14.40
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in the UK varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for the UK is 14.40 p/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

EQC 400 4MATIC Sport
EV Battery Capacity:80 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):255 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):22.4
Charging:110 kW DC rapid charging (10%-80% SOC: 40 mins). On-board charger 7.4 kW AC
Top Speed:112 mph
0-62 mph:5.1 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):300
Max Power (hp):408
Torque (Nm):760
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):2,495
Colours:10

EQC 400 4MATIC AMG Line
EV Battery Capacity:80 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):245 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):23.3
Charging:110 kW DC rapid charging (10%-80% SOC: 40 mins). On-board charger 7.4 kW AC
Top Speed:112 mph
0-62 mph:5.1 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):300
Max Power (hp):408
Torque (Nm):760
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):2,495
Colours:10

Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV
The All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV (credit: Mercedes)

Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV
The All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV (credit: Mercedes)

Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV
The All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV (credit: Mercedes)

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Author

Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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