It was only a matter of time before the worlds oldest car maker joined the EV race and the first all electric mercedes that you can buy is the EQC or its full name the EQC 400 4matic. This Mercedes entry into the premium electric SUV class arrivals the Jaguar ipace and the Audi eTron in both size and the electric range. There is also the small matter of taking on the car that kick started the electric trend the Tesla model X. All models get the light bar at the back and there is even one at the front with basic sports model cars get lots of blue trim to ram home the point that the EQC is an electric car, or the AMG line trim has the two bar grill and you get a different style bumper which makes it look like its wearing a fake moustache and with the option of 21 inch alloy wheels and its front LED light bar the EQC is very easily simply the most bling EV car out there.
Just like the ipace and the etron the EQC is four-wheel-drive there is a motor at the front and another one at the back axle and 80 kW battery in the middle under the cars floor it charges up quite conventionally with no fancy charging ports you open the flap and there is a Type 2 or a CCS port. The EQC can charge up to a speed of 110kW so that is 100 miles of range in 20 minutes, but unfortunately you don’t find many of these charging stations as yet in the UK, you are more likely to find a 50kW fast charger and 80% top up charge from one of these will take 40 minutes. Mercedes offer an option to purchase a 7kW home charger box which is the quickest and easiest way to charge up your car at home but this can still take up to 11 hours but its a lot quicker than to plug your car in to a three pin socket in your garage.