The second batch of the EQC 400 is likely to arrive soon, as Mercedes-Benz has already started taking bookings for it.
At the launch of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the company officials have given out an update on the Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 all-electric SUV. Martin Schwenk, MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, has confirmed that bookings for the second batch of EQC 400 have already commenced. However, there isn't much clarity on when deliveries will start. Also, the Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 was launched at an introductory price of RS 99.3 lakh (ex-showroom), and the price for the second batch of this EV is likely to be marginally higher.
The EQC was launched in India back in October 2020. The EV was made available via the CBU (Completely Built-Up Unit) route and was limited to only 50 units. Mercedes-Benz managed to sell all the units. Deliveries for the next batch is expected to start by mid-July 2021. Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 is powered by dual asynchronous AC motors, which are mounted on each axle as a part of 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. The motor is powered by an 80kWh Li-ion battery pack, and the power figures are rated at 402bhp and 765Nm. The 0 – 100kmph timing for the EQC 400 stands at 5.1 seconds, which is surprisingly fast for an SUV that weighs a bit under 2.5 tonnes (2,495kg to be precise). As per the NEDC test cycle, the Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 has a claimed range of 450kms on a full charge.
With a 50kWh DC fast charger, the EQC 400 can be charged to 100 per cent of its capacity in 1.5 hours, while a standard 7.2kWh AC wall charger can replenish it completely in 10 hours. A 2.4kWh home charger will need 21 hours to charge the battery to its full capacity. If you have access to a 50kWh DC fast charger, the EQC can be charged up to 100% of its battery capacity in just 90 minutes. Otherwise, its charging times are pegged at 10 hours (using a 7.2kWh AC Wallbox charger) and 21 hours (with a 2.4kWh home connection).
The launch of the Jaguar I-Pace is just around the corner, and with the confirmation of bookings for the Mercedes-Benz EQC 400, the customers will soon have more options to choose from.