Mercedes-Benz opens second round bookings for the EQC
A year after Mercedes-Benz launched its first electric car in India, the EQC, the second round of booking has opened up. The company is also offering the EQC at dealerships across the country now. Earlier, the EQC was available only in 6 cities, whereas now it will be available in 50 cities and 94 locations, backed by updated workshops and more.
The new batch of EQCs that will come to India get a more powerful 11kWh on-board charger, 3.6kWh more than the 7.4kWh charger that came with the first batch of EQCs. The new charger will reduce charging time by 3.5 hours, enabling a 10-100 per cent charge in just 7.5 hours, which is a big leap from the earlier 10-11 hours of charging time.
Other than the upgraded on-board charger the EQC remains unchanged, it gets the same 80 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that offers a claimed range of 450km on the European NEDC cycle. It hasn’t received any updates on the design front either.
Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, “Pioneering the luxury EV market in India with the EQC was an important decision for us and a step taken in the right direction. With the growing customer demand for the EQC, we are now expanding our EV penetration to 50 Indian cities, covering our entire retail network spread. This decision will enable more customers across Indian cities to own the EQC and join the transition to luxury e-mobility. Commencement of Phase II expansion for the EQC is in line with our broader vision of creating a long-term, worry-free, sustainable e-mobility ecosystem for our customers in India. Mercedes-Benz globally is pursuing an aggressive EV strategy of ‘EV first to EV only’, and in India, the high acceptance level of the EQC makes us confident that, electric is the future.”
While bookings for the second batch of EQCs is open now, the cars will start arriving in the country from October 2021. You can book your EQC at any of the Mercedes-Benz dealerships across the country and on the company’s official website as well.