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Mercedes Just Unveils Its First All-Electric SUV
Mercedes-Benz introduced its first totally-electric SUV on Tuesday, the most recent enormous car manufacturer to make a noteworthy play in the thriving electric vehicle (EV) sector.

The Mercedes-Benz EQC was uncovered at an occasion in Stockholm, Sweden, and is the primary vehicle created under Mercedes' new innovation mark EQ.

It has a provisional electric range of more than 450 kilometers, as indicated by the New European Driving Cycle, and its consolidated carbon dioxide emissions are zero grams for every kilometer, again as per provisional figures.

The vehicle's lithium-ion battery, which weighs 650 kilograms, was created by Daimler auxiliary Deutsche Accumotive.

"With the EQC — the first fully-electric SUV from Mercedes-Benz — we are flipping the switch," Dieter Zetsche, chairman of Daimler AG and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Cars, said in a statement Tuesday.

Mercedes Just Unveils Its First All-Electric SUV

"Electric drive is a major component in the mobility of the future. We are therefore investing more than 10 billion euros in the expansion of our EQ model portfolio, and more than 1 billion euros in global battery production."

Mercedes, launch of the EQC is the most recent endeavor by more settled, customary car manufacturer to challenge the predominance of Elon Musk's Tesla.

On Monday, Audi started large scale manufacturing of its e-tron, the brand's first totally-electric SUV. That vehicle will be formally uncovered in San Francisco on September 17.

Mercedes Just Unveils Its First All-Electric SUV

Generation of the EQC is set to start in 2019 at the Mercedes plant in Bremen, Germany, where the business said arrangements were "going all out." The vehicle will be created on indistinguishable line from the organization's C-Class Saloon and Estate, GLC and GLC Coupe.


Mercedes likewise said that the Beijing Benz Automotive Co, a Sino-German creation joint endeavor, was planning to begin generation of the EQC for the neighborhood advertise in China.

Mercedes Just Unveils Its First All-Electric SUV

"One major pillar of our strategy is flexibility," Markus Schafer, executive board member at Mercedes-Benz Cars, said.

"Our decision to produce electric vehicles on the same line as models with combustion engines enables us to respond flexibly to demand and use plant capacity to best effect. In this way, we can continue to ensure both high efficiency and top quality with well-proven production processes."


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