Obviously, an electric vehicle is perfect for anything away from tarmac (range anxiety aside)—instant torque that can be metered out in the tiniest of digital increments, silent and confident. Experience its generous amount of space. The EQC 400 4Matic is good to drive and easy to live with, but in the brave new world of EVs that is not enough by itself. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC is an all-electric crossover that’s the first EV to arrive from the luxury brand’s new EQ sub-brand, which is focused on zero-emissions vehicles. With two asynchronous electric motors, one for each axle, the EQC has permanent four-wheel-drive. And as well as being relatively practical—the electronics have been tweaked to make best use of the hardware in Off-Road+ mode, so it feels like a production vehicle—there are some fun bits. Drivers can select regenerative braking strength using two "shift" paddles on the back of the steering wheel. It’d be one hell of a city car, I tell you that. READ MORE: Mercedes to invest $1 billion to build electric SUVs, batteries in Alabama. Rather than re-using dashboard components with other models as Audi has done with the e-tron, Mercedes chose to carve out a completely fresh and distinctive look for the EQC's cabin. 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC specs revealed (Updated), Mercedes EQC electric crossover SUV teased in new videos, Mercedes to invest $1 billion to build electric SUVs, batteries in Alabama, BMW has made 200,000 of its quirky i3 electric cars, 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1: 350-mile electric off-road SUV priced at $112,595, 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric crossover will be made in Tennessee, GM confirms, 2021 Porsche Panamera plug-in hybrids get more electric range, quicker acceleration, It's a long(er) story? A second, identical screen displays instrument readings behind the steering wheel. Then it becomes a sports car. Now, it uses the headlamp housings as amplifiers for a more suitable sonic signature—it’s more grumbly—but the best bit is that when you unlock it, it growls. Beyond this are the customer paid packages like the "Vehicle Warranty Extension" that takes battery cover to eight years or 100,000 miles (160,000 km). Learn about the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC specs including its MSRP price, key features, trims, photos, what the critics are saying, & more in this overview. A CCS Combo DC fast-charge port will handle up to 110 kw, which Mercedes says should charge the battery to 80 percent in about 40 minutes.
Charging times are a bane of EVs, and Mercedes has been working very hard to extract shorter times from their dedicated three-phase high-performance DC charging system. The Mercedes-Benz EQC is not expected to arrive at U.S. dealerships until 2020, but Mercedes is already taking orders for the car in Norway for 2019 delivery.