The EV revolution is here what with models such as the Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe and BMW i3 making a mark. You can add a bunch of SUVs into the mix too such as the Tesla Model X, Audi e-tron and Jaguar E-Pace. Mercedes-Benz wants to battle the latter with its EQC electric SUV and it’s just been spotted testing.
Based on the EQ concept (which you may remember was displayed at the 2016 Paris motor show) the letter ‘C’ gives us an idea of its size; it’ll be on a par with the C-Class and will be underpinned by the Modular Electric Architecture (MEA).
It’ll have an electric motor for each axle, while its floor will accommodate the 70kWh battery. A range of 483km between recharges has been rumoured. It should have a combined output of around 400 horses and be able to hit 100kph from rest in less than five seconds. It may also have all-wheel drive as standard.
The EQC will likely be revealed early next year with the production version going on sale by 2020. Mercedes-Benz clearly has plans on becoming one of the key players of the EV segment by saying it will be introducing an extra nine electric cars by 2025 — one of which could include a halo sportscar.