Mercedes-Benz EQC gets going on a faster charge: Full power ahead into the modification year

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November 2020
Stuttgart

Stuttgart.  Electrically-operated vehicles from Mercedes-Benz are enjoying increasing popularity. A total of 45,000 electric vehicles and plug-in-hybrids (xEVs) were delivered worldwide by the company in the third quarter of 2020, including around 2500 EQC in September. Mercedes-Benz is upgrading the technical specification of the EQC 400 4MATIC (combined electrical consumption: 
21.3-20.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)[1] as standard now: with immediate effect the model boasts an ex-factory water-cooled on-board charger (OBC) with an output of 11 kW. This significantly shortens the time for alternating current (AC) charging. The global Mercedes-Benz production network at sites in Germany and China has reacted to the increasing demand for the appropriate battery systems: capacities have been increased step by step since the start of production.

With the EQC 400 4MATIC, Mercedes-Benz put the first vehicle of the Mercedes-Benz EQ brand on the road, as the pioneer and milestone of the Ambition 2039 strategy. With a more powerful on-board charger with 11 kW, the EQC is now receiving a technological upgrade and can thus be charged at home much more quickly at the Wallbox and at public charging stations with alternating current. This means that the 80 kWh battery can be charged in 7 hours 30 minutes from 10 to 100 percent SoC (state of charge), whereas it has previously taken 11 hours with a 7.4 kW charging capacity. 

It is of course even faster at direct current (DC) charging stations. Via Mercedes me Charge customers can conveniently use what is currently the world's biggest charging network without any worries. This network currently has more than 350,000 AC and DC charging points in 26 countries. With just a single registration, customers receive convenient access to charging stations from a multitude of suppliers, even across national borders. In the vehicle or via the Mercedes me App the customers receive the relevant price information from the suppliers even before the charging process. 

The EQC was the first all-electric vehicle to be integrated into ongoing production at the Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant in May 2019. It is produced there on the same line as the C-Class Saloon and Estate as well as the GLC and GLC Coupé. The batteries for the EQC in Bremen are produced by the fully owned Mercedes‑Benz subsidiary Accumotive at the Kamenz site (near Dresden). In China for China - the EQC and the corresponding battery systems are also produced in Beijing as of the end of 2019 as part of the Beijing Benz Automotive Co. Ltd joint venture (BBAC). Capacities of the sites have been increased step by step since the start of production. 

The growing range of models from Mercedes-Benz with an externally chargeable battery (xEV) is very well received by customers: both the demand and the orders received are constantly increasing. From July to September, every month over 10,000 xEVs are delivered, this was the first quarter above this mark. In total, 45,000 xEVs were delivered worldwide in the third quarter, including some 2500 EQC vehicles in September. The global product portfolio of Mercedes-Benz now encompasses five all-electric models and more than 20 model variants as plug-in hybrids.

[1] The power consumption was determined on the basis of Commission Regulation (EC) No 692/2008. The power consumption is dependent upon the vehicle configuration. Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the "Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen" [Guide to fuel consumption, CO₂ emissions and power consumption of new passenger cars], which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH at www.dat.de.

 

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In May 2019, the EQC 400 4MATIC (combined power consumption: 21.3-20.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km), as a purely electric vehicle, was integrated into the ongoing series production of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. It is produced there on the same line as the C-Class Saloon and Estate as well as the GLC and GLC Coupé.
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In May 2019, the EQC 400 4MATIC (combined power consumption: 21.3-20.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km), as a purely electric vehicle, was integrated into the ongoing series production of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. It is produced there on the same line as the C-Class Saloon and Estate as well as the GLC and GLC Coupé.
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In May 2019, the EQC 400 4MATIC (combined power consumption: 21.3-20.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km), as a purely electric vehicle, was integrated into the ongoing series production of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. It is produced there on the same line as the C-Class Saloon and Estate as well as the GLC and GLC Coupé.
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In May 2019, the EQC 400 4MATIC (combined power consumption: 21.3-20.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km), as a purely electric vehicle, was integrated into the ongoing series production of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. It is produced there on the same line as the C-Class Saloon and Estate as well as the GLC and GLC Coupé.
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In May 2019, the EQC 400 4MATIC (combined power consumption: 21.3-20.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km), as a purely electric vehicle, was integrated into the ongoing series production of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. It is produced there on the same line as the C-Class Saloon and Estate as well as the GLC and GLC Coupé.
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In May 2019, the EQC 400 4MATIC (combined power consumption: 21.3-20.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km), as a purely electric vehicle, was integrated into the ongoing series production of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. It is produced there on the same line as the C-Class Saloon and Estate as well as the GLC and GLC Coupé.
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Battery production at Mercedes-Benz subsidiary Accumotive in Kamenz: Production of battery systems for the Mercedes-Benz EQC (combined power comsumption: 21.3-20.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km*). The battery factory relies on state-of-the-art systems and uses a wide range of Industry 4.0 technologies to manufacture drive batteries for models from the product and technology brand EQ.
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Battery production at Mercedes-Benz subsidiary Accumotive in Kamenz: Production of battery systems for the Mercedes-Benz EQC (combined power comsumption: 21.3-20.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km*). The battery factory relies on state-of-the-art systems and uses a wide range of Industry 4.0 technologies to manufacture drive batteries for models from the product and technology brand EQ.
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Battery production at Mercedes-Benz subsidiary Accumotive in Kamenz: Production of battery systems for the Mercedes-Benz EQC (combined power comsumption: 21.3-20.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km*). The battery factory relies on state-of-the-art systems and uses a wide range of Industry 4.0 technologies to manufacture drive batteries for models from the product and technology brand EQ.
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Battery production at Mercedes-Benz subsidiary Accumotive in Kamenz: Production of battery systems for the Mercedes-Benz EQC (combined power comsumption: 21.3-20.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km*). The battery factory relies on state-of-the-art systems and uses a wide range of Industry 4.0 technologies to manufacture drive batteries for models from the product and technology brand EQ.
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Battery production at Mercedes-Benz subsidiary Accumotive in Kamenz: Production of battery systems for the Mercedes-Benz EQC (combined power comsumption: 21.3-20.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km*). The battery factory relies on state-of-the-art systems and uses a wide range of Industry 4.0 technologies to manufacture drive batteries for models from the product and technology brand EQ.
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Production in China has been gradually resumed since February 10, 2020 – also production of battery systems for the Mercedes-Benz EQC. (combined power comsumption: 21.3-20.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km*)
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EQC 400 4MATIC; designo diamond white bright; AMG Line; Two-tone designo nappa leather platinum white pearl / black
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