Wednesday, 5 September 2018

German carmaker Mercedes-Benz takes on Tesla with fully-electric SUV



German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its first fully-electric SUV, in a bid to take on US rival Tesla.

 
The subsidiary of Daimler says the EQC, which has two electric motors, will have a range of more than 450km.


It will start rolling off production lines at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen in 2019.


The firm is investing more than €10bn (£9bn) in the expansion of its electric range, and more than €1bn in battery production.


The new SUV is the first model in a range of ten EQ cars that Mercedes plans to launch by 2022.
With bans on combustion engines looming in the UK and France, and the establishment of a low-emission zones in cities across Europe, major car firms have been scrambling to enter the electric vehicle market.




BBC    News.