Mercedes-Benz EQC Goes For A Round Of Testing In The Black Forest Mountains

Unlike some of their sonorous V8 AMGs, the Mercedes EQC didn’t disturb the wildlife in the Black Forest Mountains, where it was recently spotted testing.

That’s because it’s a fully-electric SUV, part of Merc’s new EQ sub-brand, which is coming in the near future to take on the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X.

Up to this point, Mercedes-Benz built some 200 prototypes of the EQC. Most of them were subjected to different environments across the globe, from extreme sub-zero temperatures to boiling-hot weather, in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.

During testing, the company’s engineers paid special attention to some of the critical components of the zero-emission SUV, including the electric powertrain and battery. They also had to make sure that the air conditioning functions properly, and that the charging port isn’t affected by anything Mother Nature might have in store.

Also Read: Mercedes Electric Silver Arrow Concept To Debut At Pebble Beach

Despite teasing it a few times, Mercedes-Benz has yet to drop the camouflage off the EQC. Even so, it’s clear that its styling has been toned down compared the Generation EQ Concept, which previewed the production version some two years ago.

Info concerning the powertrain talk about an output of “nearly 300kW”, or 408PS (402hp), likely produced by two electric motors powered by a battery that should allow it to travel for up to 500km (310mi) in between charges.

Mercedes-Benz is expected to launch the EQC in September.

 

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