Mercedes-Benz is dressed in surprisingly conservative clothes.
At the Paris Motor Show in 2016, Mercedes-Benz presented Generation EQ, a preview of the current EQC debut car. During the last few years, 200 prototypes have been built, tested in cold and hot conditions, and several at the security center have finished their careers. Electric cars initially used GLC and GLE, but the last two seasons have already been overcome by their heavily concealed, definitive bodywork. They wanted to make sure, but it is not, because the unusually long trial phase is the reason for waiting. Battery capacity has to be created, Daimler does not want to be dependent on the supplier, so a company owned by Deutsche Accumotive is building a modular battery system. The unit that uses lithium ion technology is located in a frame that is part of the car's energy absorbing frame, or a high-voltage control unit is also available.
The shape has been transformed over the years into the fact that in the front of the car is a traditional grille and headlamps that were previously associated with graphics are already connected by a brightly lit LED line. The EVA design kit is specially designed for electric models that allow the gauge and wheelbase to be adjusted to maximize the size of the battery between the axles under the floor.
The EQC will begin with a capacity of 80 kilowatt hours, but according to engineers it will reach 110 kilowatt hours in the foreseeable future. On the front and rear axles there is also an electric motor with a horsepower of 204 horsepower, so the system's performance is 408 horsepower, 765 new meters per torque of the system. It is 5.1 seconds 0-100 km / h sprint, maximum speed is electronically limited to 180 km / h and promises a standard range of more than 450 kilometers. Up to 120 kilowatts of DC chargers could be powered by batteries, but still use 50 kilowatts of battery chargers. The liquid-cooled on-board charger is 7.4 kilowatts, capable of fast power, especially with the Mercedes-Benz charger.
An economical driving aid tells you as soon as you start to move your foot from the accelerator pedal to reach the exact speed at the end of the acceleration and to save energy if it is tilted. Mercedes-Benz does not want to be the first to accelerate its electric car, but rather to share traditional brand values, such as making steel springs particularly comfortable. Its 2425kg body weight helps to eliminate the 650kg battery.
Just like the latest brand models, there are two large dashboard monitors and, of course, the MBUX Digital Assistant. In the menu system, behind the EQ mosaic, there are dedicated options for an electric car including time-consuming charging, passenger compass remote control and lightning-fast charging on the road. Thanks to contrasting colors and materials, ie soft and hard surfaces, the interior of the electric car is unique. The EQ-characteristic pink color is visible on the vent holes in the EQC. From the beginning, it is possible to configure the sporty look of the AMG Line package with the new 20 and 21-inch magnificent frames.
In Norway, EQC orders are already received by traders with a payment of 20,019 crowns, with nearly seven hundred thousand forints, and the total purchase price is equivalent to 23 million forints in turn. In Europe, in the second quarter of 2019, we will launch, we will get cars from Bremen. In addition, they will produce the EQC for Beijing Regional Automotive's regional market, with the former CCS system, the latter being the Chinese GB / T or the Japanese CHAdeMO charging standard.
This article was published in the World Economy on 6 November