The Mercedes-Benz EQC: Electric Intelligence
The new Mercedes-Benz EQC is the first Mercedes-Benz under the product and technology brand EQ.
At the press driving presentation in Oslo, the European, the EQC is dynamically demonstrating its all-round qualities for the first time. It systematically embodies the principle of “human-centred innovation”, and makes e-mobility simple, reliable and convenient for the customer. The EQC combines the knowledge from more than 130 years of automobile engineering with the mobility requirements of the future, and stands for Electric Intelligence.
The vehicle’s electric intelligence is also shown in for the EQC optimised navigation. It uses numerous factors to plan a route automatically – including loading stops if necessary. It takes into account the current charge status of the battery, the weather, topography and traffic flow, and available charging stations. The route calculation is always based on a fast and convenient route with few charging stops and short charging times – therefore quick-charging stations are given preference.
Customers do not necessarily have to charge the vehicle fully, but can charge it to suit the total journey time. The route planning also responds dynamically to changes. It can take place both off-board and onboard, like externally via the Mercedes me App and within the vehicle. The journey can therefore be conveniently planned at home before departure, or while already en route if required. The voice control specific to the Mercedes-Benz EQC makes operating the EQC easier using natural language recognition. It is activated by the key words “Hey Mercedes” because the language recognition identifies and understands many questions and commands relating to electric car specific control aspects.
Mercedes me Charge also allows access to the quick-charging stations of the pan-European network IONITY. Especially over long distances, the short charging times make for a pleasant journey. By 2020 IONITY will construct and operate around 400 quick-charging stations along the main traffic arteries in Europe. IONITY was founded in November 2017 as a joint venture by BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen group with Audi and Porsche. To learn more about the Mercedes-Benz EQC, visit www.mercedes-benz.com.