Mercedes Eqc: Polar Star

MESSAGE. The EQC has to reassure in a way. And it does so above all with the facts: its 80 kWh lithium ion battery of capacity

And then there is the car, an electric SUV designed with the intention of making it clear that it is not a means to amaze but a real alternative. Yes, because compared to the GLC ……………………………………. No escape forward.

First of all, the name: EQC. Mercedes decided that the electric revolution would require a “language code” different from the one known. No more “class plus a letter” (class A, class B and so on until the admiral class S), but something new, never seen or heard before, to communicate the idea of the turning point to the best.

I’m not just a car. If these numbers are not enough to overcome the anxiety of autonomy, Mercedes also adds a number of mobility services. First of all, with me Charge you can refuel from almost all the columns on the market and pay a single invoice at the end of the month.

In addition, the MBUX infotainment system, with specific features for the zero-EQ brand, plans the trip by planning stops in every detail. First, it favours fast columns, then it takes into account the state of the battery, the external temperature (variable that affects quite a lot on the autonomy), the type of road (how much highway there is, the possible presence of climbs etc…) and the

In this way, in the case of long journeys, the driver must rely on electronics. The recharge time? The EQC is designed to charge up to 110 kW of power, which means to bring the battery from 10 to 80% of the maximum charge in 40 minutes.

Fast. Finally, the performances: 408 horses with maximum power and 760 N·m of torque, for an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. The EQC is moved by two engines (from 204 hp each) • one that manages the front wheels and the other that deals with the rear ones • so as to obtain the four-wheel drive without the need of mechanical organs

Price: from 76.839 euro

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