Mercedes-Benz EQC (New)
STATUS: New for 2020 - The automaker's first production electric vehicle is based on the body and platform of the five-passenger GLC wagon. Rather than a clean-sheet design (think Porsche Taycan), the EQC looks like the existing - and familiar - gasoline-powered model. Even the fuel-filler door remains on the rear fender, but its used to conceal the charge port. Dashboard styling features the latest Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), consisting of an elongated digital display and a voice command (similar to Amazon's Alexa) that assists with the navigation, communications and infotainment systems. The EQC is powered by front and rear electric motors and a battery pack beneath the floor. A single-speed controller distributes power to all four wheels. According to Mercedes-Benz, the system yields 402 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque, resulting in a zero-to-60-mph time of 4.8 seconds. Using a 240-volt outlet, a full charge takes about 10 hours. With a 480-volt Level 3 DC fast charger, it takes about 40 minutes to get to 80-percent of capacity. The EQC's estimated maximum range is 220 miles.
Base price (incl. destination): $$75,000 (est.)
Type: Midsize utility vehicle
Motor (h.p.): Two asynchronous electric motors (402)
Transmission: Single-speed controller
mpg equivalent (city/highway/combined): TBA
Base weight (lb.): 5,350