Mercedes takes on Tesla with fully-electric SUV ZlotoNews

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As electric cars take over from combustion engines, in coming years, Daimler plans to offer 10 fully electric cars by 2022. The front motor is geared toward range economy, while the rear motor optimizes performance; the EQC is created to rely on the front motor for normal cruising, shifting power continuously in real time based on the terrain, load, and needs of the moment. It is faster still with DC charging - which is standard for the EQC - for example via CCS (Combined Charging Systems) in Europe and the USA.

The EQC's estimated range is lower than the stated ranges from upcoming competitors like the Jaguar I-Pace (up to 240 miles) and Audi e-tron (over 248 miles), which are expected to arrive at USA dealerships later this year and in 2019, respectively.

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The power from the battery is used by the two electric motors to spin the wheels with speeds of only 180 km/h (112 mph), because Mercedes electronically capped the top speed to that value for some reason.

Mercedes will begin rolling out the EQC globally next year, with plans for it to arrive in the U.S.in 2020. The SUV will go into production sometime in the second half of 2019 at the company's factory in Bremen, Germany. "EQ stands for "Electric Intelligence" and represents Mercedes-Benz in its most progressive way". When asked how to watch the lifestream of the EQC EV's unveling live, Mercedes replied that "there will be a live stream tomorrow on this page". "Electric drive is a major component in the mobility of the future".

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As further detailed over at Hot Hardware, the EQC SUV will come in similar size with the company's earlier GLC crossover.

Tesla has had few or no competitors so far, which includes authorized it to conveniently turn out to be the frontrunner as well as influence initial adopters to spend a quality for an all-electric auto from a pertinent unidentified, without top-quality track-record or even physical dealerships for maintaining together with support. "We are therefore investing more than 10 billion euros in the expansion of our EQ model portfolio and more than 1 billion euros in global battery production". "Since commencing sales to fleets in late 2017, we've seen demand from a passionate group of customers who would like the opportunity to purchase a Renault electric vehicle and we're thrilled to now be able to offer this". Tesla Inc. dominates the luxury EV market with a trio of high-performance, buzzworthy models. The EQC 400 is the clear leader among premium crossovers, turning each kilowatt-hour into an estimated 3.5 miles of travel, while the competing Audi e-Tron manages just 2.77 miles, and the Jaguar I-Pace only 2.67. Audi Group (AUDVF.PK) commenced mass production of E-tron, its first all-electric SUV on Monday.

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