By the end of 2019, there will be 12 EVs on sale: the Renault Zoe, Hyundai Ioniq, Nissan Leaf, Renault Kangoo Z.E, Hyundai Kona Electric, BMW i3, Tesla Model 3, Jaguar I-Pace, Tesla Model S, Mercedes EQC, Audi e-tron quattro and Tesla Model X. In early 2020, the Porsche Taycan and Kia Niro are expected to join, and VW’s I.D isn’t that far off.
Is the EQC the best of these? Can’t say, yet. It’s certainly the most ‘Mercedes’, and that will be enough for many of its loyal fans.
In a more macro sense it’s just great that the EV market is maturing before our eyes, and given development of solid-state batteries is always up in the air, this group is unlikely to be dramatically undercut or outdone in the immediate future.