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Mercedes EQC EV charging

The first Mercedes in their electric range.

Mercedes-Benz is joining the EV revolution by introducing their first fully electric vehicle to Australia, the EQC. Billed as an electric family SUV, this is a stylish alternative to the Tesla model X, Jag I-Pace and the upcoming Audi e-Tron. It’s the first of the company’s ‘EQ’ sub-brand, which will soon be followed by a the small EQA fully electric compact SUV, and the EQS electric limousine. We’re expecting seven Mercedes EVs in the country by 2023.

Equipped with an 80kWh battery pack, you can expect a range of around 350-400km on a single charge. The EQC boasts a 0-100km/h acceleration of 5.1s.  

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Range

Battery Capacity

Plug Type

400 km

80kWh

Type 2

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Solar Charge

Charging

Yes

AC & DC

One of the biggest differences between EVs and ICE-vehicles is the silent drive.

 

However, Mercedes has taken this to another level by fitting a ton of sound-deadening material and double glazed glass, meaning that, on most road surfaces, there’s very little obvious tyre roar or wind noise.

One thing worth noting if the heavy use of recycled materials like plastic dredged out of the ocean. Around 100 components including insulation, the motor cover, wheel arch materials, cargo area lining, and the neoprene-like dash top surface, are all made from such materials.

Which electric charge port does the Mercedes EQC use?

The EQC is equipped with a Type 2 CCS charge port. The Type 2 Mennekes connector is what’s typically used at home and at destination chargers. The combination port allows for fast DC charging as well as the standard AC charging. 

 

We are currently recommending the Myenergi Zappi as the best domestic wall charger to go with the EQC.

How long does it take to charge the EQC?

The maximum AC charge rate is 32amp or 7Kw or 40km of range per hour connected. Time to fully recharge at the typical 32amp single phase or 7kw is around 9 hours. This is only possible to charge this fast with a wall charging station or wallbox such as the myenergi Zappi. If you use a granny slow portable electric car charger (or EVSE) then the time to charge will be take close to 32 hours!