Mercedes-Benz India is now planning bringing within the second batch of the EQC electrical SUV to additional capitalise on the rising demand.
Mercedes-Benz made a daring transfer final yr when it launched the EQC in India. For the longest time it was the one luxurious electrical automotive on sale in our market, till the Jaguar Land Rover I-Pace arrived this week. While many people thought the EQC would simply be a expertise demonstrator in India, the German model is claiming having obtained overwhelming demand for the EQC, which was past their expectations. In reality, Mercedes-Benz India is now planning bringing within the second batch of the EQC to additional capitalise on the rising demand.
Speaking with Siddharth Vinayak Patankar, Editor-In-Chief, carandbike, Martin Schwenk, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer – Mercedes-Benz India mentioned, “We brought the EQC towards the end of the year and it has been received really well. We sold more than what we had expected and under normal conditions we could have sold more. Currently, we have a couple of supply issues because of higher global demand than what we were expecting. We now have new models coming in, the new batches of EQC coming in. So I think that the experience is very positive, but we also need to understand that customers need time getting used to these models. So the feedback is along these lines. We wanted to get them earlier (EQC) but there are constraints due to demand in other markets. But finally we’ll have them here now.”
The Mercedes-Benz EQC was additionally one of many nominees for the 2021 carandbike awards within the EV Of The Year class. Powering the electrical motors is an 80kW lithium-ion battery unit that may present a driving vary of 450 km per when absolutely charged. The electrical motors generate a cumulative energy of 402 bhp together with 765 Nm of peak torque, and it propels the SUV to do a 0-100 kmph dash in merely 5.1 seconds, earlier than reaching an electronically restricted high velocity of 180 kmph. The Mercedes-Benz EQC comes with three charging choices – a 50kW DC quick charger, a 7.4kW AC wall charger, and a 2.4kW plug-in charger. While the DC quick charger will take about 90 minutes to cost the battery from 0 to 100 per cent, the AC wall charger, or as Mercedes calls it Wallbox will take 10 hours to do the identical. The normal plug charger will take about 21 hours to cost the battery from 0 to 100 per cent.