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Mercedes Electric SUV to Start at $68,000 in U.S.

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC small crossover vehicle will carry a base price of $67,900 in the U.S. when it debuts in the market early next year.
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The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC small crossover vehicle will carry a base price of $67,900 in the U.S. when it debuts in the market early next year.

The EQC’s price slightly undercuts that of two rival luxury electric crossovers: the Jaguar I-Pace ($69,500) and Audi e-tron ($74,800). Tesla’s Model X stickers for considerably more at about $85,000.

The EQC is powered by a pair of electric motors (one at each axle) that generate 402 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque. Mercedes says the front motor is optimized to achieve the highest efficiency in the low- to medium-load range, while the rear unit is geared toward sporty driving.

Mercedes previously has estimated the EQC’s driving range in the U.S. at about 200 miles. The all-new EV’s 80-kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery can be replenished to 80% in about 40 minutes.

European sales of the EQC were launched this summer. Mercedes builds the EQC at its factory in Bremen, Germany.

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