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.

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