The change has come after the automaker addressed the increasing demand for appropriate battery systems and the capacities have now been increased at the production network sites in Germany and China.
The EQC 400 4MATIC, the first EV under the Mercedes-Benz EQ brand, boasts an 80-kWh battery that earlier took 11 hours to charge from 10%- 100% with a 7.4 kW charger. The new 11 kW charger significantly reduces the charging time to 7.5 hours. This feature will be a relief to customers depending upon the Wallbox charger at their homes or the public charging stations with AC charging only.
The DC charging feature is unchanged and the EQC only takes around 90 minutes to fully juice up the car. The EQC is powered by a dual-electric motor with a four-wheel-drive powertrain. The SUV manages to produce 413 PS of power and 760 Nm of torque. The EV can clock 0-100 kmph in 5.1 seconds and it achieves a top speed of 180 kmph.
In India, EQC owners have access to dedicated EQ Corners at dealerships that can be used to charge the cars. The EQ Corners are currently limited to the 6 Phase-1 cities under the strategy. With around 100 Mercedes-Benz charging stations across India, the customers will also be able to find the EQC compatible stations through the MBUX infotainment system.