Mercedes-Benz has chosen EV heaven of Oslo, Norway for press launch of their new electric crossover. It is often called as European’s “capital of e-mobility” and seems like a perfect venue to launch 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC. For those who are unaware, Norway is the European’s No. 1 place for electric vehicles. To accompany this news, Mercedes-Benz has released new photos of 2020 EQC along with additional details. Mercedes-Benz is creating a lot of hype around EQC’s “Electric Intelligence” mobility package that includes variety of services which ranges from optimized navigation to charging management.
To make it possible, several features needs to be coordinated which is said to be done in 2020 EQC. For instance, drive system, battery management, charging management, recuperation strategies, digital services, and the MBUX infotainment system work in conjugation to make it possible. 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC driver can set their destination from home or office and even can enter time of departure along with desired cabin temperature. After doing these steps, they would receive planned route including necessary charging stops and arrival time. Push notification is received when charging process starts and ends and is available through MBUX or Mercedes Me app.
The “Electric Intelligence” package includes EQC optimized navigation that plans route automatically and uses factors such as charging stops. To calculate optimal route, several factors are taken into consideration such as current charge status of the battery, the weather, the topography, the traffic flow, and available charging stations. Drivers can change the route on the move with voice control function and is activated by uttering the keywords “Hey Mercedes”. Power in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC comes from two asynchronous electric motors at each axle and generates 492hp and combined torque of 760 Nm of torque. Motors are powered with 80 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which is present in car’s floor. Mercedes claims that setup helps to accelerate 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds and reaches top speed of 112mph. As per NEDC, driving range of 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC is between 276 miles and 293 miles. Using a 110kW fast charger, charging of battery from 10 to 80 percent takes about 40 minutes.