Luxury German car manufacturer Mercedes has announced its first fully electric car, the all-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4Matic SUV.
This EV (electric vehicle) suitable for production is the latest in a row of electric cars from premium manufacturers launched this year, with BMW, Audi and Jaguar also revealing gas-free options.
Tesla remains the most famous maker of electric cars, but with more and more premium manufacturers launching rivals for the Model S, Model X and Model 3, it will probably look nervous over the shoulder.
Still more than a year away
While the production car was officially announced – after a concept of the EQC 400 was shown at the 2016 Motor Show – you can not really get one until 2020.
When the EQC 400 4Matic finally rolls off the production line, you can expect a top speed of 180 km / h (about 110 mph), a 0-100 km / h (0-62 mph) time of 5.1 seconds and a range, claims Mercedes, of more than 450 km (280 miles).
The car also comes with a range of smart features, including navigation that bases its calculation on the fastest route, taking into account the shortest charging time, and the MBUX multimedia system – Mercedes-Benz user experience – which has many EQ-specific functions such as the display of range, charging status and energy flow.
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