The all new electrifying Mercedes-Benz EQC


Mercedes-Benz's first production series electric vehicle that has generated the highest demand of any car to date.
Embarking on a new automotive era with its EQ vehicles, Mercedes-Benz has invested $16 billion in producing 10 new fully electric vehicles by 2022.
The all-new EQC 400 has sparked a lot of interest both amongst existing Mercedes-Benz customers and new customers wanting to get into a luxury electric vehicle.
Speaking to CarAdvice at the recent launch of the EQC in Norway, Mercedes-Benz Australia's head of media relations and product communications Jerry Stamoulis said the main driver has been customers wanting an electric car from a brand like Mercedes-Benz.
"After we opened the EQC register to purchase earlier this year, we had high demand and a lot of the people who we’re talking to are existing Benz customers and the message was pretty clear that they want an electric car, but they've been waiting for a Mercedes-Benz," Stamoulis said.The first examples of the Mercedes-Benz EQC, the company’s first mainstream electric vehicle, will be delivered to European customers this month. And five-time F1 world champion (and Monaco GP favourite)
Lewis Hamilton, is one of the first in line, having fallen in love with the model in Australia. Mercedes-Benz airfreighted a pre-production example of the EQC to display at the Australian Grand Prix back in March. Hamilton was scheduled to be chauffeured in it to a promotional event but decided he wanted to take the wheel and loved it. 
"So demand has been really high. When we first showed the car in Stockholm, the demand was the highest of any passenger car we’ve shown. So people really came to find out our take on the electric vehicle is. And the focus has been on what would a Mercedes-Benz customer want. And we think the new EQC hits the brief."
The EQC 400 model produces 300kW and 760Nm, this EQC has plenty of go and offers a real-world range in the 350km region. 
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