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Mercedes-Benz EQC: Of course it's an SUV

"Shame it's an SUV," wrote one of our Instagram followers on Tuesday, following the global unveiling of the all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC in Sweden. There was a time, early in this modern era of electric vehicles, when car enthusiasts couldn't possibly get on board with the thought of owning an EV...

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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC revealed: 300kW EV debuts in Stockholm
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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC revealed: 300kW EV debuts in Stockholm

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC has been unveiled today at a special event in Sweden, two years after it first appeared as a concept at the Paris motor show. As expected, and certainly as hinted by a flood of spy photos and official teaser images, the EQC has more than a little GLC about its styling...


2019 Mercedes-Benz EQC interior previewed
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2019 Mercedes-Benz EQC interior previewed

Mercedes-Benz is getting close to revealing its EQC but, at this rate, there's going to be no surprises left when the sheet is whipped off in Sweden. After showing the world its headlight design and 'mystic rear' (stop chuckling) earlier this week, the company has given us a look behind the wheel of its first mass-produced electric vehicle...


2019 Mercedes-Benz EQC teased
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2019 Mercedes-Benz EQC teased

The Mercedes-Benz EQC has been teased again, ahead of its launch on September 4 in Sweden. While an earlier teaser revealed part of the headlights and grille, this latest sneak peek – revealed overnight on the company's social media accounts – gives us a clear, if somewhat dark, view of the car's rear-end...


Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow revealed
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Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow revealed

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a forward-looking take on the legendary streamliners of its past in California, pulling back the sheet on the stunning Vision EQ Silver Arrow. Obviously this isn't a production teaser. It's a nostalgic look at our electric future, with 550kW on tap from two electric motors mated with an 80kWh battery...


Mercedes-Benz EQC teased ahead of September 4 reveal
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Mercedes-Benz EQC teased ahead of September 4 reveal

Daimler has published a brief teaser video of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC this week, ahead of its full reveal, scheduled for September 4. In the short clip posted on Twitter, Mercedes-Benz's parent said it will show off the first all-electric model from the luxury marque next week, also signalling the launch of the EQ electric sub-brand...


Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow teased
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Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow teased

A new video has given the world a peek at the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow concept, set to launch at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Initially previewed as the Aesthetic Progressive Luxury, the slinky concept pays tribute to the legendary Silver Arrows racers of the 1930s...


2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC spied with less camouflage, interior photographed too
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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC spied with less camouflage, interior photographed too

Along with the exterior of the Mercedes-Benz EQC, our spy photography agency has managed to snap the first pictures of the electric crossover's interior. Unlike earlier prototypes, we can now see the final shape of the headlight units, grille and bumpers...


Mercedes-Benz A-Class PHEV coming next year - report
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class PHEV coming next year - report

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class line-up will be bolstered in Europe and the UK next year with the addition of a new plug-in hybrid variant – according to a new report. Britain's Autocar claims the new model will arrive in the UK "early next year", and will rival the Audi A3 e-tron – which the publication also indicates will be getting refreshed at within the same timeframe...


Mercedes-Benz EQC teased
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Mercedes-Benz EQC teased

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV has been previewed again, this time during hot weather testing on Spain's Iberian peninsula. Dry heat is the first challenge in the series, as exposure can cause battery damage in electric vehicles...


Mercedes-Benz EQA previewed – Video
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Mercedes-Benz EQA previewed – Video

Mercedes-Benz has previewed its EQA compact electric hatchback, set to debut by 2020, in a new video on YouTube. The minute-long clip shows the Concept EQA cruising around the Sicilian countryside, and highlights the car's blue light signatures and edgy styling. It doesn't take a trainspotter to notice the similarities between the EQA and the recently-released A-Class hatchback...


Smart factory upgraded to produce Mercedes-Benz electric cars
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Smart factory upgraded to produce Mercedes-Benz electric cars

Mercedes-Benz will invest €500 million ($786 million) upgrading its Smart factory to produce a new "compact EQ model". Although the company hasn't officially announced it, it's likely this car will be the production version of the EQA Concept. Unveiled in September 2017, the EQA Concept has 200kW of combined power on tap from two electric motors — one for each axle...


Mercedes-Benz EQC development and testing regime detailed
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Mercedes-Benz EQC development and testing regime detailed

The new Mercedes-Benz EQC, the brand's first high volume electric car, has just completed its cold weather testing regime in northern Sweden, and will soon begin hot weather testing in southern Spain. As development of the EQC is expected to take four years, the car will be exposed to three winters and three summers before its launch...


Smart to go all-electric in Europe by 2020
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Smart to go all-electric in Europe by 2020

Dieter Zetsche, boss of Mercedes-Benz, has confirmed the Smart micro car brand will go all-electric in European markets by the end of the decade. Speaking at the company's annual shareholder's meeting, as reported by Carscoops, Daimler's little city car brand will only offer its electric vehicles (EV) in the coming years, following a similar move made in the North American market this year...


Mercedes-Benz EQ S coming in 2020 – report
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Mercedes-Benz EQ S coming in 2020 – report

Mercedes-Benz is plotting an all-electric luxury flagship to rival upcoming cars from Audi and Jaguar, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar quotes the company's large cars project boss, Michael Kelz, saying: "We will have an electric vehicle at the level of the S-Class, no doubt, but it will not be the S-Class"...


Mercedes-Benz 'EQC' spied
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Mercedes-Benz 'EQC' spied

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV has been spied during cold weather testing in Europe. Compared to the prototype we saw last year, this vehicle is starting to wear its own unique panels and lights, rather than borrowing all its sheetmetal from the GLC – though the family ties are still obvious...


Mercedes-Benz EQA concept revealed, 'would make sense' for Australia
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Mercedes-Benz EQA concept revealed, 'would make sense' for Australia

The Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, revealed at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show, previews the second all-electric model from the German marque, following on from the recent EQC. And, according to local representatives, it would make sense for Australia. It’s not just a boring concept either, more hot hatch than enviro-friendly conveyance...


Mercedes-Benz EQ A concept previewed
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Mercedes-Benz EQ A concept previewed

Mercedes-Benz has handed down a first shadowy preview of its coming Concept EQ A, to be revealed at this month's Frankfurt motor show. The second concept in its new line of EQ-branded electric concepts - or third, if the new Smart Vision EQ concept counts - Merc's new EQ A is expected to preview a small next-generation hatch...


Smart Vision EQ Fortwo revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut
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Smart Vision EQ Fortwo revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut

Just days after being teased on social media, the Smart Vision EQ Fortwo concept has been revealed ahead of the Frankfurt motor show. Launching under parent Mercedes-Benz's new 'EQ' electric sub-brand, the Smart Vision EQ Fortwo show car measures a diminutive 2699mm long, 1720mm wide and 1535mm tall, and potentially previews the next-generation of the urban carmaker's smallest model, the Fortwo...


Mercedes-Benz to join Formula E, ditch DTM
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Mercedes-Benz to join Formula E, ditch DTM

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed a shift in its motorsport program that sees the German brand ditch the DTM touring car series in favour of Formula E starting in 2019. Having been involved in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, or DTM, and its predecessor series since its inception in 1988, Mercedes has won 183 races, along with 10 drivers’, 13 team and six manufacturer titles from 26 seasons...