The Mercedes EQC is all set to become the first luxury electric vehicle in Indian market. The Launch date is declared to be on October 8. With the market debut of the SUV, Mercedes will become the first luxury automaker to introduce an all-electric model in the country, beating the likes of Audi and Jaguar which are also readying their own EV offerings for our market.
A twin-electric motor setup, which sits at either axle, gives the EQC 408PS of power and 760Nm of twist. Power is distributed to all four wheels. The powertrain is juiced up by an 80kWh battery pack, giving the EQC a WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure) claimed range of around 400km. It also supports fast charging, with a 10-80 percent charge in 40 minutes. All this propels the electric SUV from 0-100kmph sprint in 5.1 seconds before helping it top out at an electronically limited 180kmph.
Being a fully imported electric vehicle, the EQC won’t come in cheap. Expect prices in the range of Rs 1 crore (ex-showroom).