Mercedes-Benz is preparing to launch its first all-electric vehicle built to be electric from the ground up, the EQC all-electric SUV. Now we’ve got a look at the all-electric powertrain that the company developed for the vehicle and other upcoming EVs.
Based on the concept vehicle, Mercedes-Benz previously said that the EQC is equipped with a 70 kWh battery pack for a range of ‘up to 500 kilometers’ (310 miles). At the time, it was based on the NEDC standard and the real-world range or EPA-rated range would be expected to be significantly less – around 250 miles. The range should be competitive with the several other all-electric luxury SUVs coming to market in the next few years.
As for power, Mercedes says that the EQC is equipped with two electric motors on the front and rear axles for a total power output of up to 300 kW. The automaker claims that it will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in under five seconds.
While we still don’t get to see the full production version, now we get to see the vehicle’s powertrain, which Mercedes-Benz displayed outside its Bremen factory during an event for its 40th anniversary (image credit to Bones on TFF-forum):
As you can see, Mercedes-Benz went with the now almost industry standard skate-like battery pack installed at the bottom of the vehicle.
The drive units are fairly compact and located on the axles as previously mentioned.
Mercedes-Benz also released a new teaser for the EQC and it also includes a quick look at the powertrain:
The German automaker plans to bring the vehicle to production next year, but it could also unveil the production version of the SUV in the coming months.